Behave! 2023 is a virtual conference by ESC Region 13 that explores current research and trends about issues that schools face.
The world of education is beset with problems today. Chief among them is student behavior. Teachers across the country are reporting an increase in challenging classroom behaviors. Our Behave! 2023 virtual conference has been designed with the needs of educators in mind. Change is possible! As Dr. Stuart Ablon has said, “ We are all able to change…as long as we realize that behavior is a matter of skill not will.”
With a focus on skills, not will, you'll learn how to tackle Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 behaviors, with breakout sessions tailored to your needs. From whole-group instruction to individual interventions, you'll come away from Behave! 2023 with the knowledge and tools you need to create a positive and productive learning environment. So don't wait – register today and be part of the change!
Dr. Stuart Ablon
Founder and Director, Think:Kids at Massachusetts General Hospital
Stuart Ablon, Ph.D., is Founder and Director of Think:Kids in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. An award-winning psychologist, Dr. Ablon is Associate Professor and the Thomas G. Stemberg Endowed Chair in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is the author of three books, Changeable, hand-picked by Malcolm Gladwell, Adam Grant, Dan Pink, and Susan Cain for their Next Big Idea Club, The School Discipline Fix, and Treating Explosive Kids: The Collaborative Problem Solving Approach.
Dr. Ablon received his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of California at Berkeley and completed his training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. One of the world’s top-rated thought-leaders and keynote speakers, Dr. Ablon teaches educators, parents, clinicians, managers, and leaders a very different approach to understanding and addressing challenging behavior of all types and in all people. Dr. Ablon has helped hundreds of organizations throughout the world implement the Collaborative Problem Solving approach.
School-Wide Trauma-Informed Behavior Supports
Get ready to shift your mindset on behavior management! In this session, you'll discover innovative ways to view behavior and walk away with powerful tools to cultivate resilience in your classroom. Get ready to transform your teaching and inspire your students!
Happy, Relaxed, and Engaged - How ABA has evolved to treat challenging behaviors in students with autism with dignity, safety, and rapport-building
Building on the work of Dr. Greg Hanley, ABA has evolved to develop effective protocols about a learner-led approach that focuses on student autonomy and teaching behavioral skills using joy and things they like to do. Our students will flourish by creating a happy, relaxed, and engaged environment.
Behavior: The Long Game
In this session, we will discuss looking at behavior in the long term and developing a plan to prepare our students to meet their needs in the real world.
This is How We Solve Problems! An Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP)
Paula Freeman, Ph.D.
In this session, participants will practice using Dr. Ross Greene's Assessment of Lagging Skills and Unsolved Problems (ALSUP) to identify a specific expectation a child is not meeting and determine the skill needed to meet the expectation. This strategy can be generalized with practice to help all students improve their behavior and academic performance.
Planning for Our Own Triggers
We all have our pet peeves or triggers. Yours may be eye-rolling, cussing, putting down other students, apathy, or flat-out refusing to comply with your directives. Whatever your kryptonite is, it's essential to identify it and plan how you will respond so it doesn't catch you off-guard. This session will focus on our circle of control and our circle of influence, along with several strategies to consider as you plan your most effective responses to your biggest pet peeves.
Using STOIC for Individual Student Success
Angela Isenberg and Monica Kurtz
Structure, Teach, Observe, Interact, and Correct (STOIC) can be used through the lens of individual supports in the classroom setting. This session is all about strategies to use with individual students that will lead to greater success. Consistency is key with any support system you put into place for students. Helping your staff utilize what they are doing class-wide to the individual student level allows for greater implementation fidelity.
Differentiated Learning: Strategies for the Self-Contained Classroom
In this session, we will focus on the impact that classroom structure has on student learning. The following topics will be discussed: -Teacher/Student Relationship -Classroom Management -Lesson Presentation -Clarifying for Student Understanding
Voice and Value: Intentional Community Building
Increase the sense of belonging and improve student performance. We all have the power to influence change in our classroom and beyond. Here we will learn some tools that can immediately be taken back to the classroom to build a positive school culture and climate.
Maryanne Hettenhaus and Janet Pena
Does your campus have an increase in chronically absent students? Have you investigated School Refusal (School Avoidance)? Join us to learn more about the difference between chronically absent and school refusal. We will also explore the behaviors students demonstrate when refusing to attend school.
Join us for Behave! 2023
Come reignite your passion at the 6th annual virtual BEHAVE! Conference.