Success in today’s special needs classroom requires teachers who create positive environments and reinforce learning behavior from their students. 

At the completion of this workshop, participants can expect to have a clear understanding of the following:

• The Science of Behavior—An in-depth look at the science of behavior: why students do what they do and how to positively influence their behavior.

• Evaluating Performance Objectively— Getting past labels and generalities that confuse and frustrate, and instead move towards actionable behavior descriptions.

• Harnessing the Power of Consequences—Understanding the four consequences that shape human behavior and the effect each has on behavior and how to use them effectively.

• Capturing Student Effort—Why positive reinforcement is the most powerful tool and how to use it to bring out the best in your students.

• Uncovering Natural Reinforcement— Helping students and classroom aides tap into the natural reinforcers associated with improved learning so that gains are sustained over time.

Work Products
The following is a sample of tools and skills participants will receive during this workshop:

• A behavioral road map that links student education results to critical behaviors at all levels of the education continuum thereby focusing change efforts on key leverage points. 

• The art and skill of behavior observation, tracking, and calibration in a realistic setting

• A process for integrating short, high impact student coaching into your daily routine.

• A 6-step change process to address any student behavior issue. 

• The Consequence Analysis™ — a problem solving tool that uncovers the true root causes of behavior issues. 

• A broad perspective for applying behavioral technology at school and other environments. 

One thousand hours.  That's all you have each year to have an impact on your students. You have your degrees and certifications.  The question is how were you prepared to deal with behavior?  What skills did you achieve in understanding how to bring out the best in your students.  Your classroom may have 14 special needs students and perhaps you have two aides.  What is the experience level of your aides? Are you prepared to assess and direct their behavior as well as oversee the students in your class?  You have 12% of each child's year.  What are your plans to integrate the other 7,000 hours in the year?  Topics Covered


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