Turning Behaviour Around - a 2 day program - 2013

Who should participate?

The program is open to all teacher professionals (leading and mentor teachers, graduate teachers) and student-teachers, who wish to upgrade their professional knowledge and practice in behaviour and classroom management. This 2 day seminar workshop provides opportunities to:

  • gain knowledge, understanding and insights into student behaviour
  • work with a process that makes sense of behaviour managment
  • acquire practical skills and strategies to more effectively manage students and behaviour in the classroom, school and yard
  • work with a process that makes sense of behaviour management
  • focus on, discuss and work through behaviour issues and case studies
  • work alongside practising teachers and fellow students, sharing ideas, strategies etc., asking questions and reflecting on best practice

Day 1

Session 1
Planning for Management Working preventively

  • Building on core values
  • Making rules work
  • On-going planning - introducing a process for effective management and a strategy for taking control

Session 2
Understanding Behaviour

  • What motivates behaviour?
  • A teacher's changing role
  • How effective is your response?
  • Moving from a position of strength

Session 3
Developing a management process

  • Continuing the control strategy
  • Practical skills to achieve cooperation and respect
  • Skills to empower teachers and build students' emotional & social competency

Day 2

Session 1
Continuing the management process

  • Options for effective follow through
  • Skills to achieve responsibility and self-discipline.
  • Reframing mindsets - enhancing self worth
  • Working for and achieving positive outcomes

Session 2
Managing those more difficult behaviours

  • Discipline, punishment, rewards - what works?
  • What do I do when they challenge, refuse, deny etc?
  • Turning behaviour around
  • Specific behaviour issues e.g. bullying, autistic, defiant behaviours etc.

Session 3
Making it work in the classroom and school

  • Questions and answers - further practical suggestions & case studies
  • Developing colleague support - the task of Professional Learning Teams
  • A whole school approach

Presenter: Jenny Mackay is a classroom management and student interaction skills specialist with a very practical and non didactic approach to skills training. Her focus is on the acquisition of useful everyday behaviour management skills and on creating collaborative student teacher relationships. Since 1995 Jenny has taught behaviour management skills at schools, conferences and seminars in the United Kingdom, the U.S.A., South Africa and since 2002 throughout Australia. Most recently her focus has been working with teachers at individual schools in Metropolitan Melbourne and widely in Country Victoria.

Jenny's book is also recommended reading for student teachers - 'Coat of Many Pockets: Managing classroom interactions'. For more information http://www.behaviour.com.au

Course dates 2013

Course 1

Friday, 10 May - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Friday, 31 May - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Course 2

Friday, 8 November - 9:00am to 4:30pm

Friday, 29 November - 9:00am to 4:30pm

 

Maps of Deakin campuses

Cost (GST free): Two days $365

Post the Registration form (60KB):

CREFI - Partnerships and Engagement
Faculty of Arts and Education
Deakin University
221 Burwood Highway, BURWOOD 3125

Ph - 03 9244 6225

Enquiries to artsed-shortcourses@deakin.edu.au

 

 


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