Responding to Rule Breaking
This one-day Developmental Designs follow-up workshop you will:
- Explore ways to create a good environment for positive behavior and reduce disruptions
- Learn how to analyze behaviors in order to address them effectively
- Polish and add to the tools in your toolbox for handling disruptions with strategies such as "Cut off" and "Check in"
- Reflect on the "you" in the equation-your feelings and language and how they affect the results you get when you respond to the disruption
Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1
This workshop can be presented on-site for your school staff. See School Services.
Note: Origins reserves the right to cancel workshops. Origins is not liable for any travel-related or other expenses incurred by a registrant or payee due to a canceled workshop.
To register offline, scroll down to link at page bottom right.
What to Expect
This workshop is designed to help you with rule-breaking behaviors that challenge you in your classroom. Throughout the day, the facilitator will ask you to identify real situations from your own experience, both with individual students and whole class, and lead you through exercises to help you diagnosis the problem and develop strategies that will help students follow the rules.
All Origins workshops are highly interactive, providing many opportunities for you to talk with other educators and ask your most compelling questions to workshop facilitators. You will be seated in a circle during presentations
Most workshops begin at 8:00 a.m. and end at 3:30 p.m. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information about the schedule for your particular course.
8:00-8:30 Check-in and refreshments
8:30-12:00 Altering the Learning Environment to Improve Behavior
12:00-1:00 Recess and Lunch
1:00-3:30 Helping Students Regain Self Control
The start and end time for on-site workshops may be altered to better the school schedule.
We provide morning snacks and lunch for off-site workshops hosted by Origins. Food arrangements for on-site workshops will be subject to the school agreement.
Continuing Education Credits
A six-hour certificate of attendance is awarded to one-day workshop participants.
All our facilitators are experienced practitioners who know the middle school classroom. All have gone through an extensive and rigorous multi-year certification process. This process ensures that they are well practiced in using the Developmental Designs approach and skillful in teaching it to others. Some facilitators work full-time for Origins, doing professional development work year-round; others are middle school classroom, teachers who use the Developmental Designs approach in their own classrooms. All share with you a commitment to fostering the well-being and academic growth of young adolescents.
Learn more about Developmental Designs core facilitators.