Decrease Attention-Getting and Tantrum Behaviors: Practical Solutions (Preschool-Second Grade)
Presented by Lisa Rogers
Designed Specifically for Early Childhood Educators: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, First Grade Teachers, Second Grade Teachers, Multiage Teachers, Counselors, Special Education Staff, Instructional Aides, Child Care Providers, Specialists who work with young children, Title I Staff, and Administrators
- Specific, practical strategies to reduce disruptive and often repeated, attention-getting behaviors including tattling, screaming, roaming, blurting out, excessive talking, tantrums, and outright refusal to follow directions
- Positive intervention strategies to address problem behaviors and make them teachable moments to develop self-regulation and problem-solving skills
- Key components of effective consequences that are instructive versus punitive in order to teach and nurture confidence and resilience
- Receive an extensive digital resource handbook filled with ready-to-use intervention and prevention strategies that work for preschool-second grade students
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Do you have students who present challenging behaviors that disrupt the flow of your classroom and the learning of others? Do some of these behaviors include tattling, screaming, roaming, blurting out, excessive talking, tantrums, and even outright refusal? Of course the answer is yes! While the percentage of students who engage in these types of disruptive behaviors may be small, the impact on the entire class can feel and be much more significant. Lisa Rogers, outstanding presenter and behavior intervention specialist, has designed this seminar to give you practical solutions to teach the skills that will help your students be successful, both socially and academically. You will learn dozens of strategies to use immediately to reach your students who lack the skills to follow directions, share, take turns, stay focused, and remain calm in stressful situations. Ideas for simple, yet highly effective visual cues, ways to talk about behavior and thinking and positive intervention strategies to use when you need to address problem behaviors, will all be given.
You won’t want to miss this strategy-packed day filled with practical and developmentally appropriate ways to decrease behaviors that disrupt learning and increase the skills students need to be successful in school.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Practical and Doable Strategies to Reduce Repeated Attention-Getting Behaviors
Specific strategies to significantly decrease attention-getting behaviors that repeatedly disrupt class time and get in the way of learning … Learn ways to teach your young students how to get what they need in more productive ways
- Decrease Tantrum Behaviors that Frequently Turn into Episodes
Positive intervention strategies to address tantrum behaviors and make them teachable moments for developing self-regulation and problem-solving skills in your students
- Analyze the Function of the Behavior to Develop a Meaningful and Strategic Plan of Action
It is imperative to strive to understand the “why” of the behavior before making decisions on how to best prevent the behavior in the future … Tools you can use to better understand students’ behavior
- How Traditional Management Systems May Exacerbate Problem Behaviors
Find new ways to address problem behaviors, especially those problem behaviors that continue to persist in spite of good intentions
- Practical Strategies to Develop Young Children’s Self-Regulation Skills
Reduce behavior problems and increase learning with practical and doable strategies to develop children’s self-regulation skills … Ideas you can use and adapt to meet the needs of your preschool-second grade students
- Build the Necessary Skills that are Critical for Success in Social Environments
Ideas for planning actions and carrying them out, following directions, taking turns, and communicating verbally … Ideas you can use immediately and adapt to meet the needs of your students
- Increase Your Young Students’ Ability to Stay Engaged in Group Activities
Use strategies to help your students increase their attention, engagement and focus on thinking and learning while participating in small and large group activities, in the classroom or on the playground
- Develop a Toolkit of Consequences that are Instructive and Teach Replacement Behaviors
Students with more persistent and challenging behaviors may respond negatively in a downward cycle to certain consequences … Learn how to create more effective consequences that teach students the replacement behavior that gets them what they need
- Help Students Generalize Positive Behaviors Across Settings
Discover how to use everyday experiences to teach students how to participate in school activities successfully … Proactive strategies that will help students generalize positive behaviors in other social settings
- Work Successfully with Students with Special Needs
How to apply all the strategies to the most difficult behaviors … Implement a comprehensive plan for prevention that works for developing students, including those with special needs
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Specific strategies to significantly decrease attention-getting behaviors that repeatedly disrupt class time and get in the way of students’ learning and your teaching
- Teach your students to develop skills that will help them be successful, both socially and academically
- How to help students learn appropriate behavior through instruction, practice, feedback, and encouragement
- Develop a toolkit of consequences that are instructive and teach replacement behaviors
- Make transition times fast and easy using visual and auditory cues
- Assess the function of behaviors through different data collection tools
- Innovative ideas for making minor adjustments in your classroom structure for greater results
- Learn specific strategies to teach students to regulate their thinking, emotions and behavior
- Scaffold for success using visual tools that clarify expectations and provide reinforcement
- Maximize learning and increase positive interactions through purposeful play
- Increase your students’ ability to focus and stay engaged
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
Although we have probably never met, I’ll bet I can make an educated guess about why you might be interested in spending a day together. I’ll guess that you have a classroom full of beautiful young students who you care about deeply. I’ll also bet that you are passionate about your life as a teacher and consider each day a gift of possibilities – and you have one, two or maybe more students that have rocked your world a bit. They might not sit when you tell them to sit, or they might even scream, run out of the room, talk incessantly, push others, or run around – and all the strategies you have used before don’t seem to work.
During our day together, I will give you dozens of practical, doable strategies to stop the cycle of repeated attention-getting behaviors that get in the way of productive class activities and learning. We will explore specific ways to use visual and auditory cues, maximize learning through purposeful play, transition routines, strategies to teach students to regulate their thinking, emotions and behavior, as well as how to increase your young students’ ability to focus and stay engaged. We will also look at what to do during and after a tantrum to defuse the situation and reduce re-occurrences.
I hope you will join me so that we can work together to build new strategies and help your students develop the skills and behaviors that you and I know they will need to be successful inside and outside your classroom. I promise you will leave with a toolkit of strategies that really work, along with a renewed energy to do the valuable work of teaching young children!
P.S. Be prepared to leave with dozens of practical solutions to develop social skills that help young children respond in more appropriate and acceptable ways in the classroom setting.
Who Should Attend
Early Childhood Educators: Preschool Teachers, Kindergarten Teachers, First Grade Teachers, Second Grade Teachers, Multiage Teachers, Counselors, Special Education Staff, Instructional Aides, Child Care Providers, Specialists who work with young children, Title I Staff, and Administrators
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:
- Visual strategies to prevent off-task and other behavioral challenges
- Goal-setting and self-evaluation forms
- Choice boards and “I Can…” charts to increase focus, attention and motivation
- What to say and do when your students struggle to stay engaged
- Strategies to deescalate anger and frustration
- Fun ways to transition and celebrate success and maximize learning through purposeful play
Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in practical solutions for addressing young students’ challenging behaviors.
Lisa Rogers will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own program.
Semester Credit Option
Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.
Meet Inservice Requirements
Participants of both the Live Online Seminar and those completing the Recorded Version online can receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify five continuing education hours. State CEUs are available for both versions of the course. For specific details, visit www.ber.org/ceus.