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Addressing Student Behavior

Collaborative Conversations (2 hours)

Do you have students who, no matter what you try, end up in a power struggle with you? How can we help students move from a posture of defensiveness to one of collaboration? In this presentation, we will look at ways to build trust and connection to support conversations with students that foster partnership in solving the problems that challenging behavior can cause.

A Brain-Based Approach to Resolving Conflict in Schools (1 hour)

Are your students struggling to appropriately manage and respond to conflict? This presentation will explore the origins and utility of conflict that occurs in a school setting. We will examine the neurobiological impact of conflict and identify strategies to support students in managing conflict effectively.

Utilizing a Skills-Based Approach to Addressing Challenging Student Behavior (1 hour)

When looking at student behavior we can oftentimes become overwhelmed and don’t know where to start. Looking at challenging behaviors like disrespect, defiance, and disruption from skills-based and brain-based lenses can provide direction and tangible interventions to be tried, leading to a sense of empowerment and not defeat.

Hypervigilance: What it is and what to do about it (1 hour)

Do you have students who are often defensive and quick to anger? Or students who just don’t seem to hear the directions you give moments after you give them? Oftentimes students that have been through hard times may live in a state of hypervigilance, scanning the environment for threats all the time. In this presentation, we examine hypervigilance and ways to help such students feel safe and examine interventions for common behavioral problems.

Reframing Student Defiance and Aggression (1 hour)

Do you feel stressed when faced with difficult student behaviors? Both defiance and aggression will be explored through a brain-based lens that offers understanding and practical approaches for teachers. We begin with a review that all behavior is communicating something; challenging behaviors communicate perceived stress. Following this, we review NeuroLogic’s principles of sequential dysregulation and regulation strategies. We will also discuss the critical importance of establishing supportive relationships for students within the school, the benefits of co-regulation with students, and proactively decreasing defiance and aggression through collaborative norming and group dynamics.