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Combating Problem Behaviors

This course will provide busy educators with practical, easy-to use strategies for preventing and responding to misbehavior with a focus on creating a classroom of exceptional learners who are committed to the learning process when dealing with diverse learners, including those with special needs. Combating Problem Behaviors was designed to directly deal with the issues surrounding problem behaviors in a classroom. Participants will learn to establish a caring, stimulating, and safe community for learning where democratic values are fostered, diversity is embraced, and students assume responsibility for learning. Participants will also explore instructional strategies to enhance teaching and learning for all students to try to avoid problem behaviors before they start.

Carlow University ED 674 • Madonna University • Notre Dame College • The College of Saint Rose


Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.

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Course Schedule

  • 10/8/18 - 1/8/19
  • 12/11/18 - 3/12/19
  • 2/12/19 - 5/14/19
  • 4/9/19 - 7/9/19
  • 6/11/19 - 9/10/19
  • 8/13/19 - 11/12/19
  • 10/8/19 - 1/14/20
  • 12/10/19 - 3/10/20

Course Schedule

Face to face 2018:

Clarks Summitt, PA

          11/2-4 & 11/16-18

 

 

Session 1: Building Relationships with Diffusing Basics

Objectives:

  • Examine the importance of relationship building in the teaching process.
  • Create artifacts that support relationship building teaching strategies.

Contents:

  • P.E.P.
  • Making time for students
  • Relationship building

Session 2: Preventing Problem Behavior and Homework Excuses

Objectives:

  • Develop strategies to predict and prevent disruptive behavior.
  • Design strategies that will increase student work completion.

Contents:

  • 4-2-1
  • Preventing homework problems
  • Predictability/Prevention Phrases

Session 3: Why Students Misbehave in School and in Class

Objective:

  • Assess the root cause of student misbehavior.

Contents:

  • Reasons for misbehavior
  • Suggestions for fulfilling student needs

Session 4: Fair vs. Equal

Objectives:

  • Differentiate between being fair and treating everyone the same way.
  • Determine when differentiated instruction and discipline is necessary.

Contents:

  • Fair vs. equal
  • Other examples

Session 5: Using Creative Teaching Strategies, Groups, and Cooperative Learning to Prevent Problem Behavior

Objectives:

  • Explore and practice creative teaching and testing strategies.
  • Assess how, why, where and when to sue cooperative learning to maximize group work.

Contents:

  • Teaching and testing strategies
  • Groups and transitions

Session 6: Rules vs. Values and Consequences vs. Punishments

Objectives:

  • Decide how to use rules, consequences and punishments.
  • Structure and define values for rules, consequences and punishments.

Contents:

  • Teachers determine values, students have a say in creating rules
  • Rules and values, things to remember
  • Consequence vs. punishment
  • Predetermined consequences
  • Consequences that teach

Session 7: Power Struggles and Conflict Resolution

Objective:

  • Apply strategies to diffuse a power struggle.

Contents:

  • Power struggles and why they happen
  • 8 major steps to diffusing a situation
  • Removal an option

Session 8: Helping Students Help Each Other - Building a Responsible Classroom that is Free from Bullying

Objectives:

  • Implement strategies to help students make responsible decisions.
  • Recognize and correct specific ways teachers inadvertently cause bullying.

Contents:

  • Awareness strategies
  • Helping the poorly organized student
  • Choice strategies
  • Bullying prevention and intervention
  • Bullying scenarios

Session 9: Rewards, Awards, and Bribes

Objective:

  • Determine how to effectively use awards without bribing.

Contents:

  • Rewards and punishments due to an individual
  • Bribes vs. rewards

Session 10: Review, Classroom Management Plans, Classroom Designs, and Preparing You for the Classroom

Objectives:

  • Implement core concepts, strategies and ideals from first nine modules.
  • Explain aspects of classroom management.

Contents:

  • Job interview questions/statements
  • Possible answers
Objectives
  • Examine the importance of relationship building in the teaching process.
  • Create artifacts that support relationship building teaching strategies.
  • Develop strategies to predict and prevent disruptive behavior.
  • Design strategies that will increase student work completion.
  • Assess the root cause of student misbehavior.
  • Differentiate between being fair and treating everyone the same way.
  • Determine when differentiated instruction and discipline is necessary. 
  • Explore and practice creative teaching and testing strategies.
  • Assess how, why, where and when to sue cooperative learning to maximize group work.
  • Decide how to use rules, consequences and punishments.
  • Structure and define values for rules, consequences and punishments.
  • Apply strategies to diffuse a power struggle.
  • Implement strategies to help students make responsible decisions.
  • Recognize and correct specific ways teachers inadvertently cause bullying.
  • Determine how to effectively use awards without bribing.
  • Implement core concepts, strategies and ideals from first nine modules.
  • Explain aspects of classroom management.
Partner Universities

Our Partners are well-established regionally and nationally accredited colleges and universities, recognized for academic excellence and their commitment to teachers.

Important Information

Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.

Face-to-face courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.

Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.

It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.  

Check the Partner Universities tab for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner. 

Students are to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here.  Most courses require a book but some do not, so check the list for your specific course. If no book is required it will be specified. 

Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class.