De-escalating Challenging Student Behavior
Online Course, Self-directed
0.50 CPE Credits  

This on-demand course is designed for teachers seeking effective strategies to de-escalate challenging student behavior in the classroom. It provides practical insights, tools, and techniques to create a positive and productive learning environment. By the end of this course, you will gain a deeper understanding of managing the cycle of de-escalation, incorporating mindfulness, setting up a reflection area, and implementing break cards as valuable de-escalation tools.

Course Topics:

  1. Managing the Cycle of De-escalation
    • Understanding the Escalation Cycle: Recognize the stages of student behavior escalation and identify triggers.
    • Proactive Strategies: Develop preventative measures to minimize incidents of challenging behavior.
    • Crisis Intervention: Learn effective techniques to safely de-escalate situations when they arise.
  2. Bringing Mindfulness to Your Classroom
  3. Introduction to Mindfulness: Explore the concept of mindfulness and its benefits for teachers and students.
  4. Mindful Practices: Discover mindfulness techniques that can be seamlessly integrated into your classroom routine.
  5. Fostering Emotional Regulation: Learn how mindfulness can help students better manage their emotions and behaviors.
  6. Setting Up a Reflection Area: Understand how to create a designated space in your classroom for students to reflect on their behavior.
  7. Guided Reflection: Learn how to facilitate meaningful reflections and guide students toward understanding and improving their actions.
  8. Promoting Accountability: Use the reflection area as a tool for students to take responsibility for their behavior and make amends.
  9. What Are Break Cards: Explore the concept of break cards and their role in de-escalating behavior.
  10. Creating and Distributing Break Cards: Learn how to design and use break cards effectively in your classroom.
  11. Using a Reflection Area for De-escalation
  12. Implementing Break Cards as a De-escalation Tool

Monitoring and Feedback: Understand the importance of tracking break card usage and providing feedback to students.

Behavior and Discipline, High School, Elementary
Online Course, Self-directed

CPE Credits: 0.50  
Registration Closes: 8/31/2024
Starts: 11/6/2023
Ends: 9/30/2024