Classroom Behavior Management via Positive Reinforcement
Classroom behavior management has become a challenge for teachers at all grade levels regardless of school size or economic standing. An effective classroom environment is critically essential to the educational process and yet, training for this aspect is often lacking in college preparatory coursework. An environment compromised of attentive student behavior can lead to the loss of passionate and qualified instructors as the demise of classroom behavior negatively impacts the perceived success of a teacher.
Utilization of operant conditioning coupled with positive reinforcement techniques can create an environment conducive to student learning and teacher retention. This unique workshop provides insight to the use of these pro-active techniques as experience by the presenter for more then 34 years of animal training at SeaWorld and the means to incorporate them within the classroom, with our colleagues and our everyday lives.
There can be no greater value realized from the application of positive behavioral principles than in our nation's schools. The group dynamics of the classroom, the complexities of managing relationships among multiple and diverse constituents, the ever changing landscape of testing and accountability and the need to fund and spend wisely create a challenges unique to educators. Hundreds of teachers and administrators have learned how to work together more efficiently freeing time and resources for the most important task at hand: teaching our kids.
Dave’s Classroom behavior management program is based on the idea that educators should focus on behavior interactions with special attention to the teacher’s actions as the stimulus that most often increases (or decreases) the inappropriate student behaviors. With a non-judgmental, and optimistic manner, Dave’s keen observations and shared techniques infuse a positive approach to challenging situations which has time and again, resulted in beneficial outcomes for both the students, and more importantly, the teacher.
Successful School Presentations in Texas
Education Service Centers: Region III (Victoria) - Region V (Beaumont) - Region VII (Kilgore) - Region IX (Wichita Falls) Region X (Richardson) - Region XII (Austin) -Region XVI (Amarillo) - Region XVII (Lubbock) Region XVIII (Midland)
School Districts: Alvin ISD - Austin ISD - Copperas Cove ISD - Jacksonville ISD- Lufkin ISD -Nixon/Smiley CISD - Pinetree ISD San Antonio ISD - Spring Hill ISD -Yorktown ISD
Individual Campuses: Northwest Vista College (San Antonio) Palo Alto Community College (San Antonio) Temple Community College (Temple) Lufkin MS (Lufkin)