• WebRemix™: Mean Girls - Behind the Screen

    Mean girls

    Description

    Studies show that the average student (ages 7-17) spends up to 11 hours a day in front of a screen — TV, computer or cell phone. Social media platforms have become critical for young girls in their effort to stay connected to peers and parents. But, as girls spend more time trying to stay “connected” online, they actually become more disconnected. Recent studies have shown that the dramatic increase in social media use is associated with intensified social anxiety, social isolation and feelings of loneliness. Studies also show a correlation between the amount of time spent on social media and personal life dissatisfaction. Girls create elaborate identities and personas on-screen; but do you ever wonder what is going on behind the screen? As girls experience the turbulent times of childhood and adolescence they often turn to social media to hide their fears, confusion and anxiety from the outside world. As a result, girls are twice as likely as boys to develop an internalizing disorder such as depression or anxiety by mid-adolescence. The better we understand what is hidden behind the screen of “mean girls,” the more effective we become in promoting the healthy development of confident, strong and happy girls.

    Learning Objectives

    » Develop an understanding of how social media can impact mental health

    » Discover strategies to teach Netiquette: Send Means Said

    » Create a plan for effective communication in the digital and real world

    Stephanie Jensen, MS, LPC is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and understanding of child development, learning and school culture.  She combines fifteen years of practice in the fields of education and counseling with research, practical strategies and a little bit of humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids of all ages. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-Haviors and Mom’s Choice Award winning, Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day.

    WebRemix™: Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

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    Description

    As many as 1 in 4 young people engage in some form of non-suicidal self-injury – with recent studies indicating that self-mutilation behavior (SMB) is increasing. This information-packed webinar Remix focuses primarily on evidence-based intervention strategies, tips and accommodations you can use to help students prone to self-injury – especially those dealing with anxiety and depression. Presenter Kaye Randall also helps educators understand the SMB Cycle, the SMB Addiction Model and how Intervention Mapping can help.

    Webinar Highlights:

    • Cultural considerations that contribute to SMB
    • Experiences and personality traits shared by youth prone to self-injuring
    • Responsibility = Freedom
      • Coaching students to become the authors of their lives
      • It’s about choice
    • Comfort kit
    • Trigger log
    • Looks Like/ Feels Like: Respecting the experience

    You Will Learn to:

    • Demonstrate the essential steps in intervention and prevention
    • Utilize critical “do’s and don’ts” when addressing suspected or observed self-injurious behaviors.
    • Use art-based strategies and activities for helping students who self-injure.
    • Understand the SMB Cycle and use Intervention Mapping.

     

    About the Presenter

    Kaye Randall, MSW, LISW-CP is a nationally known author and speaker who has led professional seminars throughout North America on student mental health, bullying, self-injury, depression, anxiety and anger – as well as youth leadership and student empowerment. She is co-author of See My Pain, Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure (featured in USA Today).

     

    WebRemix: Anxiety in the Classroom - How Educators Can Support Students with Anxiety Disorders - AccuTrain™

    WebRemix: Anxiety in the Classroom - How Educators Can Support Students with Anxiety Disorders

     

    Anxiety

    Description

    More than 13 percent of students – 1 in 8 – experience significant anxiety that limits their engagement in school andin relationships. Anxiety conditions – separation anxiety, social anxiety, phobias and generalized anxiety – are the most prevalent mental issues, and they often go unnoticed. But the impact on the students is significant.

    During this webinar, Mike Paget, M.Ed. gives teachers, counselors and other professionals the tools to support and teach this high-potential portion of the student population while avoiding an unmanageable classroom environment.

    Webinar Highlights

    >> Variations of anxiety and how to recognize indicators of this condition

    >> Cognitive-behavorial model of anxiety disorders

    >> Verbal strategies that support vs. escalate

    >> Classroom routines that unintentionally escalate emotions of a student with anxiety

    >> Accommodations that educators can use

    Mike Paget, M.Ed. works as a consultant to schools throughout North American to help them better teach challenging students. He is an innovator of effective approaches for working with students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. He has conducted keynote presentations and seminars across the U.S. and Canada on creative techniques for crisis intervention and managing classroom behavior. Mike spent 20 years working extensively with ODD, CD and other special needs.

    AccuTrain’s WebRemix programs are 60- to 90-minute in-depth training sessions that were originally presented to a live audience via technology. Each course has been edited and enhanced to improve viewing experience, while retaining the character of the original live presentation.

    WebRemix™: Positive Behavioral Supports with Students Who Are Wired Differently

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     Description

    Disorganization, irritability, intense moods, emotional escalation, anxiety, perfectionism: these are some of the Top 10 Challenges faces by students who are “Wired Differently” – and by their teachers. Supporting the increasing number of students (now estimated at 1 in 5) with emotional and behavioral challenges requires an array of practices beyond traditional discipline practices.

    During this 90-minute webinar, author and nationally known behavioral consultant Mike Paget provides and overview of some of the emotional and behavioral challenges confronting these neuro-diverse students. Increasingly, teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators are realizing that success of these students demands and emphasis on prevention, positive skill-building and other practical supports – and that these supports actually improve the behavior of all students. Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is one of the more prominent practices, but whether or not your school has implemented PBIS, this webinar will give helpful insights into the unique characteristics of these students and provide lots of practical supports that will help all students – but particularly those who are “Wired Differently.”

    Learning Objectives

    • Discover the importance of adult attitudes & behaviors when using positive behavior supports
    • Learn what is meant by student mental wellness and what it means to be “Wired Differently”
    • Discover tools to help social skills to students who are “Wired Differently” within the paradigm of positive behavior supports

    About the Presenter

    Mike Paget, M.Ed. works as a consultant to schools throughout North America to help them better teach challenging students. He is an innovator of effective approaches for working with students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. He has conducted keynote presentations and seminars across the U.S. and Canada on creative techniques for crisis intervention and managing classroom behavior. Mike spent 20 years working extensively with ODD, CD and other special needs.

    WebRemix™ - Disruptive Behavior Disorders: ODD, ADHD and CD

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    Description

     During this 90-minute webinar, Mike Paget, M.Ed. explored Disruptive Behavior Disorders – Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Conduct Disorder and shares effective practices for working with students challenged by these disorders in the classroom. He discusses risk factors at school that add to or encourage a students to be disruptive including deviant peer groups, tolerance of bullying, poor attachment to school and inadequate behavior management.

    Further, Mike exams each of the disorders – ODD, ADHD and CD – and connects the dots between the three. ODD is thoroughly explained, as well as the characteristics that must be present for a diagnosis. He also discusses accommodations for students with ADHD that educators can use in the classroom and reveals how to connect compassionately and honestly with students with ADHD. Finally, Conduct Disorder is defined and explore. Discover how educators can avoid power struggles and not take the behavior personally.

    Learning Objectives

    • Know the risk factor and symptoms of ODD, ADHD and CD
    • Discover classroom accommodations and straggles for dealing with Disruptive Behavior Disorders
    • Gain strategies for de-escalating confrontational situations in your classroom
    • Learn what approaches to avoid
    • Learn to use approaches such as brevity, listening, using a neutral tone of voice as well as honesty and humor
    • Discover how to build self-management in resistant students through strength coaching, generosity and re-framing

     

    About the Presenter

    Mike Paget, M.Ed. works as a consultant to schools throughout North America to help them better teach challenging students. He is an innovator of effective approaches for working with students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. He has conducted keynote presentations and seminars across the U.S. and Canada on creative techniques for crisis intervention and managing classroom behavior. Mike spent 20 years working extensively with ODD, CD and other special needs.

     

    WebRemix™: Closing the Exits Off the Road to Responsibility

     

    Description

    Can responsibility be taught? How can educators move from “making” students behave to helping students learn self-management? This is a major, but necessary, paradigm shift – moving from enforcement to a focus on student growth and providing essential life skills. Many students will grasp for any available path to avoid taking responsibility. Do some of the following excuses sound familiar?

    • “I didn’t know”
    • “No one told me that”
    • “I’ve done it before and no one cared”
    • “She/he just doesn’t like me”
    • “Other kids were doing it too”

    These excuses all represent common “exits” that students take o the “Road to Responsibility.”
    In this timely 90-minute webinar, author Larry Thompson will discuss how traditional discipline practices actually allow students to continue using those exits to avoid responsibility. He

    will also share six essential practices that will close those exits and help students learn self-management. These six essential practices include:

    • Benefits for Changing Behavior» Clear Expectations
    • Emotional Control
    • Consistency
    • Leadership in Challenging Moments
    • Response-Ability

    As a former principal, special needs teacher, regular ed teacher and coach, Mr. Thompson will discuss Responsibility-Centered strategies that will help teachers and administrators keep students in class – and help students learn and grow in the process.

    About the Presenter

    Former National Principal of the Year candidate Larry Thompson is a nationally known speaker and schoolconsultant. He is the developer of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program which helps professional educators to increase student compliance with core beliefs and guidelines, while requiring them to take personal ownership of their actions. It emphasizes specific skills and practices that help school personnel to deal effectively with student-behavior scenarios. Larry is the author of: Roadmap to Responsibility: The Power of Give ‘em Five to Transform SchoolsGive ‘Em Five: A Five Step Approach to Handling Challenging Moments with Children, Give ‘Em Five: A Five Step Approach for Handling Challenging Moments with Adolescents and Ricky Ritat Goes to School.

     

    WebRemix: Building a Responsibility-Centered Culture

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    Discover The Most Important Component for Building a Positive Culture in Your School – Relationships

    Student-to-teacher, teacher-to-teacher, teacher-to-administrator, administrator-to-student – all of these are critical to a healthy environment where everyone feels heard and valued.page1image17848

    In this WebRemix, presenter Larry Thompson, M.Ed. will illustrate how the culture in a school can become toxic when students are allowed to shirk responsibility for their actions and lay the blame on teachers. Educators may then be at odds with administrators as the students are returned to the classroom with no apparent resolution. Teachers don’t feel supported, administrators are overwhelmed and turnover may be high.

    Larry explains how the pyramid of responsibility is built on relationships between student, teacher and administrator. Viewers will learn how critical consistency is and how it can help not only with classroom management but also with calibrating office referrals. When students understand expectations and teachers help them accept responsibility when there is a breakdown, o ce referrals are reduced. But, when there are referrals, the administrator should continue the process of coaching students to accept responsibility for their actions. With
    a foundation of clearly stated expectations, practice of guided conversations and training in handling challenging moments, school culture becomes healthy and robust!

    About the Presenter

    Former National Principal of the Year candidate Larry Thompson is a nationally known speaker and schoolconsultant. He is the developer of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program which helps professional educators to increase student compliance with core beliefs and guidelines, while requiring them to take personal ownership of their actions. It emphasizes specific skills and practices that help school personnel to deal effectively with student-behavior scenarios. Larry is the author of: Roadmap to Responsibility: The Power of Give ‘em Five to Transform SchoolsGive ‘Em Five: A Five Step Approach to Handling Challenging Moments with Children, Give ‘Em Five: A Five Step Approach for Handling Challenging Moments with Adolescents and Ricky Ritat Goes to School.

     

    WebRemix™: 7 Liability landmines Every Educator Should Avoi

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    Description

    According to a recent American Tort Reform Association survey, almost one-third of all high school principals have been named in a lawsuit, compared to only nine percent just 10 years ago. Typical allegations that educators must defend themselves against include:

    • Failure to supervise a classroom
    • Sexual harassment
    • Wrongful termination
    • Discrimination
    • Breaches of duty, neglect, errors or omissions
    • Failure to respond to or prevent bullying activities

    We know that most schools operate day-to-day without a hitch and that most employees who work in education want to make a difference and show up on the job intending to do their jobs as well as possible. But, because of challenges educators face daily – such as the increasing lack of respect for authority in our society, students and parents who are trauma survivors, cyber and physical bullying, and the pervasive use of social media – school culture has become more volatile than ever.  Unfortunately, it is simply naive to think that just because an educator is trying to do a good job, that he or she is immune from being sued. This 90-minute webinar will open your eyes to liability landmines that every educator should know about and avoid.

    LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

    • Learn how to avoid being sued for personal injury negligence.
    • Understand the ins and outs of employment discrimination claims.
    • Discover the grounds for harassment and bullying claims and what you need to do to avoid a suit.
    • Understand what constitutes a breach of duty, error or omission in the world of education.

    WHO SHOULD ATTEND:

    • Principals
    • Assistant Principals
    • Superintendents
    • Assistant Superintendents
    • Safety & Security Personnel
    • Loss Control Personnel
    • Risk Managers