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From:Sunday, September 11, 2011 11:10 PM -0500
Effective Strategies for
Classroom Behavior Management

      A program for K-12 teachers, administrators, and others working with difficult, defiant, unmotivated, angry, or emotionally disturbed children and adolescents in regular or special education classes or alternative schools

Presented by Positive Concepts &
Dr. Richard Holzer, BS, MA, MD
Are disruptive students sabotaging teacher effectiveness?
One student with a behavioral problem can disrupt an entire classroom and sabotage the effectiveness of the most capable educator. Decreasing budgets and falling grades on comprehension assessment tests have made teaching a highly competitive profession where teachers are being held solely responsible for the academic performance of students despite the many variables that educators understand contribute to the ability to learn. The reality is that the career of teacher increasingly rests on academic outcomes. There are more students with behavior problems in classrooms today than in years past, and the problems are often more severe. Most teachers were not trained to deal with these problems, yet having several students presenting with serious behavior problems is a typical classroom scenario.
            In this workshop Dr. Richard Holzer, offers evidence-based strategies to work with difficult, defiant, unmotivated, angry, and emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. This program will provide you with strategies to enhance learning, build self-esteem, and control disruptive and otherwise troublesome behavior.
            The causes of these problems (conduct disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, depression and bipolar disorder, bullying, societal violence, parental mismanagement, among others) will be discussed, and, on this foundation, practical strategies will be built to maintain behavioral control and enhance teacher efficacy.
Please join us for this timely, informative workshop. We know you are busy. Join us and we will make good use of your time. You can expect to return to your school with practical tools. And we know that, to be practical, management strategies have to be cost effective in terms of time so Dr. Holzer will stress effective brief intervention techniques in day-to-day behavior management. Over 97% of our participants say this program “met” or “exceeded” expectations.
“Thank you for a terrific program. Specific practical ideas were what I needed and that is what I got.”   Donna P., 4th grade teacher,  Richmond, Virginia
“This day was packed with ideas I’ll be able to use tomorrow when I return to school. Well worth my time.”   Andrew S., high school English teacher, Cedar Rapids, Iowa
“I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed your workshop. Your humor, experience (actually being in the trenches and not just quoting a textbook), and real-life stories were much appreciated. Thanks to you I have a game plan for when I get the urgent ‘FIX this student’ call from one or all of my six schools”. Shay G., Behavior Specialist, Marion County Public Schools, FL.
About your instructor:  Dr. Richard Holzer is an experienced public school teacher as well as a psychiatrist with extensive experience working with troubled students in schools. Dr. Holzer worked as a behavior analyst in a school district in Mississippi, working with a student population of extreme-at-risk students. He is fully aware of the challenges teachers face. He brings his extensive personal experience as a teacher and his medical expertise to this program as well as his experience working as a consultant to educators.
Cost: $165/person.   DISCOUNTS: Small group discounts are as follows. Two people registered together, registration fee - $155/each; groups of three to five, registration fee - $140/each; groups of six or more, registration fee - $130/each.
When and Where:
Des Moines, IA Monday, October 3, 2011 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 4800 Merle Hay Rd. 50322
St. Paul, MN Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Holiday Inn 2201 Burns Avenue 55119
Sioux Falls, SD Friday, October 7, 2011 Holiday Inn Express  2501 South Shirley Avenue 57106
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
Registration: 7:30 AM – 8:00 AM
Lunch on your own: Noon – 1:00 PM
Course Objectives:
At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:
1.  Describe a series of specific strategies to improve the behavior of children and adolescents with behavior problems
2.  Motivate difficult and defiant students
3.  Manage students to control their own anger when confronted or provoked
4.  Discipline students with positive (and less stressful) strategies
5.  Recognize triggers and student cues for emotional outbursts and disruptive behavior
6.  Describe factors that cause students to be at-risk for behavioral problems
7.  Develop positive approaches to discipline
8.  Build more effective relationships with students that will result in more effective behavioral control
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Positive Concepts
PO Box 121322, Melbourne, Florida 32912-1322
(954) 646-3688                 Fax (321) 733-0389
TO REGISTER: Return the registration form below with payment.  For your convenience, we accept checks, credit cards (Visa or MasterCard), or purchase orders (please check to determine if your school/district requires a purchase order). Our mailing address, phone and fax numbers are listed above.
Certificate of Attendance for 6.0 CONTACT HOURS of continuing education provided
REGISTRATION FEE: $165/person.     DISCOUNT: Small group discounts are as follows. Two people registered together, fee - $155/each; groups of three to five, registration fee - $140/each; groups of six or more, registration fee - $130/each.  Note: We need to receive all registrations at the same time for the discount to apply.
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