Presented by: Greg Mitchell

Teacher PD Event Information: 6 Teacher PD Hours       

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Creating learning environments that can improve the behaviour of unpredictable students.

This workshop looks at the key dimensions of creating a learning environment that can deal with challenging behaviours. It also explores active interventions which can help build the collaborative capacity to help turn behaviours around.

When it comes to challenging kids, schools need a model that revolves around two major understandings:

  1. That these challenges are best understood as the by-product of sluggish thinking skills (rather than, for example, as attention-seeking, manipulative, limit-testing, or a sign of poor motivation);
  2. That these challenges are best addressed by teaching children the skills they lack (rather than through reward and punishment programs and intensive imposition of adult will).

This extremely practical workshops begins with investigating the 45 strategies of that exceptional behaviour environments have in common that develop…

  • Positive Leadership
  • Building Relationships
  • Structuring Situations
  • Effective Coaching and
  • Active Intervention

The workshop then explores simple intervention skills like the

• Ten simple techniques that work.
• Basic Stress Test, which has the ability to redirect student frustration
• RELATE approach – Reassure, Explain, Listen, Answer, Take action and Express appreciation.
• ALSUP Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems checklist

Finally the workshop uncovers the highly effective Collaborative Problems Solving approach. Based on the work of Dr Ross Green and Dr J. Stuart Ablon which is designed to find a solution that succeeds for both student and teacher through three simple steps

  1. Showing Empathy (and gather information)
  2. Defining the problem (and let them know that you listened)
  3. An invitation to change (and generate solutions with them)

This approach enables schools to move away from Plan A: which tends to impose adult will (through consequences and rewards) and only addresses the adult’s concerns. And Plan C: which tends to remove the expectation (which helps to decrease tension but reinforces the behaviour) and only addresses the child’s fears to Plan B: Collaborative Problem Solving addresses BOTH the child’s and the adult’s concerns.

This is a brilliant workshop for schools looking for guidance in dealing with “pointy end“ students.


Event Details:

  3rd November, 2017
  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Karstens Conferene Centre

123 Queen St, Melbourne

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  Target Audience: Primary & Secondary Teachers - all levels
  $306.90 GST Incl.

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About the Presenter

Greg Mitchell has taught every year level from year one to year twelve in his teaching career and has a wealth of teaching insights, ploys, methods and resources to share on teaching and learning. He now does teaching demonstrations with classrooms throughout Australia.

His aim is to demonstrate to both teachers and students how it is possible to engage everyone in learning by using a mixture of planning, resources, tactics, skills and strategies.

Greg suffers from enthusiasm and a great desire to share all of his resources with as many teachers as he can.

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