General Description:

Behaviour! As teachers, you have to deal with a variety of student behaviours on a daily basis. You can have the perfect lesson plans, great organisation, and even the best resources, but if you have one or more behaviour issues in your classroom; the classroom's entire rhythm can be thrown into disarray. Understanding the communicative intent of behaviour changes the lens from which you view behaviour and how to deal with it in your classroom. This course explores the language of behaviour and provides strategies to assist teachers to understand that behaviour and make the necessary adjustments to prevent challenging behaviours, but will also provide strategies to assist students to understand their own behaviour so that they may choose to make more appropriate choices.

Audience

Teachers and support staff.

Teaching Standards

4.3.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Manage challenging behaviour: Manage challenging behaviour by establishing and negotiating clear expectations with students, and address discipline issues promptly, fairly and respectfully 

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au for more details.

Presenter

Karina Barley

Karen Barley is an internationally recognized educational consultant specializing in the needs of children with autism and their families. She has over 25 years of expertise as an educator, private one-on-one consultant, course developer and educational technology specialist.Karen is especially successful connecting with children who have autism and creating behavioural, sensory and educational strategies that help children reach their full potential. Her highly personable style, combined with extensive research, knowledge and firsthand experience of the needs of children with autism, makes her extremely effective and innovative in tailoring individual solutions for families and their schools. Using new and existing approaches Karen integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.In addition, Ms Barley is an accomplished and engaging, sought-after public speaker and teacher trainer. She has shared her significant insights and knowledge on such subjects as, Technology in Education, Technology and Autism, Autism Awareness, 21st Century Learning, Technology and Curriculum Development and other subjects in the United States, Australia and as a keynote guest speaker for international face to face and online conferences.She is now undertaking her PhD and is a sessional teacher at Monash University.