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Two-Day Train‑the‑Trainer Institute:
Current, Best Strategies to Decrease Attention-Getting and Tantrum Behaviors: Practical Solutions for Disruptive Students (Preschool-Second Grade)

Presented by Lisa Rogers
Outstanding Presenter, Behavior Intervention Specialist, Author, and Teacher Trainer

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Designed Specifically for Teacher Leaders, Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Directors, Headstart Staff, Preschool Teachers, Counselors, Special Education Staff, Child Care Providers, Title I Staff, and Administrators

  • Train your teachers to use the most current, practical strategies to reduce disruptive and often repeated, attention-getting behaviors including tattling, screaming, roaming, blurting out, excessive talking, tantrums, dysregulation, and outright refusal to follow directions
  • Train your teachers how to use positive intervention strategies to better address problem behaviors and make them teachable moments to develop self-regulation and problem-solving skills
  • Build expertise among your staff to develop and use effective consequences that are instructive versus punitive in order to teach positive behavior, resilience, and increased self-regulation
  • Receive critical information on how to deliver high-quality, engaging and effective training sessions to your staff

Practical Ideas and Strategies

Do you have students who present challenging behaviors that disrupt their learning 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 can feel and be much more significant. This two-day training is designed to give you the tools and strategies to address the needs of these specific students who struggle the most with challenging behaviors.

Lisa Rogers, outstanding presenter and behavior intervention specialist, has designed this fast-paced, strategy-packed, train-the-trainer opportunity to train your teachers and staff to use 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 self-regulate, follow directions, share, take turns, stay focused and remain calm in stressful situations. In addition, ideas for simple, yet highly effective visual cues, ways to talk about behavior and thinking, how to maximize the benefits of purposeful play, and learn which positive intervention strategies to use when you need to address problem behaviors.

This two-day train-the-trainer institute focuses on how to apply strategies to address the most difficult behaviors and implement a comprehensive plan for prevention that works for typically developing students as well as those with special needs. Participants who attend will begin to build expertise in applying specific interventions to significantly decrease attention-getting behaviors that repeatedly disrupt class time and get in the way of students’ learning and teachers’ teaching.

A Practical, Two-Day Train-the-Trainer Institute to Train Your Teachers to Reduce Repeated Attention?Getting, Tantrum and Challenging Behaviors

Send one or more staff members or a team to this training program and they will return to your school(s) with professional development strategies and resources to support and train your teachers to work effectively with young students’ challenging behaviors. Participants will learn:

  • Practical and doable strategies to reduce repeated, attention-getting behaviors
  • Ways to decrease tantrum behaviors that frequently turn into episodes
  • How to analyze the function of a behavior to develop a meaningful and strategic plan of action
  • How to implement trauma informed practices
  • How traditional management systems may exacerbate problem behaviors
  • Practical strategies to develop young children’s self-regulation skills

This Two Day Train-the-Trainer Program is Cost Effective

If you are interested in providing high-quality training in working with challenging behaviors of young students to your teachers, school(s) or district, this is the perfect opportunity. Send one teacher or a team and they will leave with an extensive digital resource training handbook filled with the tools needed for their own training. The focus of the two-day training will be on implementing the crucial components necessary to decrease attention getting and tantrum behaviors.

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 teachers’ instructional time
  • Tips for developing and delivering high-impact training for your teachers – whether it be short and quick or longer sessions
  • Powerful strategies to engage staff in productive conversations about students’ challenging behaviors
  • Guidance for facilitating training to target students who struggle with behavior
  • Teach 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 to classroom structure for greater results with all students including those who have or are experiencing trauma
  • Specific strategies to teach students to regulate their thinking, emotions and behavior
  • Visual tools to scaffold for success to clarify expectations and provide reinforcement
  • Increase your students’ ability to focus and stay engaged
  • Practical ways to prevent conflict due to frustration, compounded by a lack of self-regulation
  • Develop specific strategies that will teach students to respond more appropriately
  • Help your most difficult students achieve daily successes and increase their confidence
  • Leave with an extensive digital resource training handbook filled with the tools needed for your own trainings, additional resources and a PowerPoint template for training your staff

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Join me for a unique, two-day train-the-trainer institute focusing on best practices for working with the challenging, attention-getting behaviors that we are seeing more and more of in our preschool-second grade students. Like all educators who work with young students, I’m sure you have 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 two days, 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, transition routines, and strategies to teach students to regulate their thinking, emotions and behavior, as well as how to increase 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.

This will be an active, fast-paced, two-day event filled with activities and applications, as well as the opportunity to transfer and personalize training tips to make them your own. No matter your current position, you will leave with a full supply of ideas and tools to use as you support others who work with challenging and attention-getting behaviors.

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! I look forward to meeting you at the institute.

Lisa Rogers

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 and that you will be able to use to train others in your school(s) and district.

Who Should Attend

Teacher Leaders, Early Childhood Educators, Early Childhood Directors, Headstart Staff, Preschool Teachers, Counselors, Special Education Staff, Child Care Providers, 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 de-escalate anger and frustration, and fun ways to transition and celebrate success

Consultation Available
Lisa Rogers will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own program.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo 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
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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