Every year bright, energetic young teachers enter their classrooms armed with lesson plans and a sincere desire to improve the lives of their students. Unfortunately, an alarming percentage of these teachers quit the profession after the first year because they cannot get the kids to behave.
In this workshop, we will talk briefly about the behavior problems teachers face in a typical classroom, but we will spend far more time discussing why these students act this way-in other words, what does the student gain by disrupting a class and disrespecting a teacher? We will work together to create a few simple, yet all-inclusive classroom rules, focusing on clear and effective consequences and rewards. We will also take a look at the theory of Transactional Analysis to clarify the motivations behind negative behaviors, so that teachers can learn to handle disruptive students without inadvertently creating even more problems. Each teacher will leave with an individualized plan for implementing an effective behavior management program in his or her own classroom.
Fee (nonmembers): $175
Fee (TXASCD members): $150
Who Should Attend
Administrators, Principals and Classroom teachers
9:00 am - 4:00 pm