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Course 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.

Children behaving negatively can cause a myriad of problems for all teachers. Understanding these behaviours means that you will not only create a more harmonious classroom environment, but you will also be able to provide better learning experiences for ALL students.

This course explores childhood behaviour and provides strategies to help teachers understand and make necessary adjustments, depending on that behaviour; but also to assist students to understand their own behaviour so that they may choose to make more appropriate choices.


Teachers, teacher assistants, assistant principals, principals

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

4.4.2 Proficient Level - Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments - Maintain student safety:  Ensure students’ wellbeing and safety within school by implementing school and/ or system, curriculum and legislative requirements

$  329 + GST - Individual Enrolment
$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction & Overview

    • Course Overview

    • Welcome to Country

    • Professional Standards

  • 2

    Module 1: What is Behaviour?

    • Behaviour

    • Behaviour & Your Student/s

    • Activity: Student Behaviour Analysis

    • Why Should we Focus on Improving Student Behaviour?

    • Activity: Lecture Series by Dr Bill Rogers

    • Lecture on Child Behaviour

  • 3

    Module 2: Different Types of Behaviour

    • What are Different Types of Behaviour

    • Other Behaviour Considerations

    • Activity: Behaviour Reflection (Collaboration)

    • Student Behaviour Strategy (NSW DOE)

  • 4

    Module 3: How Understanding Behaviour Can Make a Difference to Your Classroom

    • Behaviour Detective Work

    • Behaviour as Communication

    • Listening to Behaviour

    • Activity: Case Study

  • 5

    Module 4: Strategies for Deciphering Behaviour

    • Being the Detective

    • Strategies for Deciphering Behaviour

    • Activity: Behaviour Analysis

    • Dr Bill Rogers Lecture

    • Activity: Dr Bill Rogers & Reflection

  • 6

    Module 5: School Wide Strategies to Improve Behaviour (SWPBS)

    • School Wide Positive Behaviour Support

    • What About Rewards?

    • School-Wide Positive Behaviour Support - Webinar

    • Activity: Learning is the Prize

    • Extra Resources

    • Activity: SWPBS

  • 7

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

Completing Student Behaviour:  How To Decipher Its Secret Language And Improve Student Outcomes will contribute 6 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Student/Child Mental Health, addressing standard descriptors 4.3.2, 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.



Karina Barley

Karina Barley

Karina Barley (PhD) is an internationally recognised educational consultant specialising 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. Karina 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, Karina integrates her pioneering work with iPad technology to create differentiated educational programs where children with autism can consistently experience success while learning.

Dr 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.

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