This webinar will use Zoom.
About 10 percent of kids in school –approximately 9-13 million students — struggle with mental health problems. Whether they’re running out of a class, not doing their homework, disrupting others, or quietly being defiant, their behavior is often misread and misdiagnosed. The frustration level teachers face can be overwhelming, and traditional interventions are often ineffective and even unhelpful in addressing certain behaviors as they do not acknowledge the underlying causes. The training will provide empathetic, flexible, practical, and, more importantly, effective strategies for preventing inappropriate behavior from the start in the classroom. As a result of this workshop, participants can easily implement preventive tools, strategies, and interventions to reduce anxiety and oppositional behavior, increase work engagement, and self-monitor in students.
Participants will be able to:
This seminar is applicable to K-12 general and special education teachers, instructional coaches, and college instructors.
Jessica Minahan, PhD, BCBA, is a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator and a consultant to schools nationwide (www.jessicaminahan.com). Jessica has over seventeen years of experience supporting students who exhibit challenging behavior in urban public school systems. She is a blogger on The Huffington Post, as well as the author of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, with Nancy Rappaport (Harvard Education Press, 2012) and author of The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors (Harvard Education Press, 2014).