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Turn-Key Training: Addressing Challenging Behaviors

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Please Note: Permission is granted for use of these DVDs by one individual program director, trainer, or college educator working with up to 75 people per year. Contact Exchange to obtain licensing for individual use with more than 75 people per year or for institutional training purposes.

Challenging behavior is one of the biggest issues early childhood educators face every day. Most often these behaviors are caused by challenges presented by the social and physical environment, yet often the approach is to "fix" the child rather than "fix" the factors that contribute to the behavior. This Turn-Key training program will provide the knowledge base and practical strategies teachers need to strive to minimize challenging behavior in the classroom. Watch the following video to learn more.

This innovative, comprehensive ten-lesson video course helps teachers minimize challenging behavior by promoting these positive classroom practices:

  • Creating a well-designed physical environment
  • Implementing a child-focused curriculum
  • Helping children with problem solving skills
  • Planning a predictable, well-paced day
  • Fostering relationship-building

This course includes:

  • 50 video presentations
  • Insights from 50 experts in the field
  • Real-life interactions gathered from classrooms across the country
  • Learning objectives and reflection questions
  • Extension activities and additional resources
  • Closed captioning

What we do today, matters tomorrow. The time for you to help all children is now.

Module 1

Children's Behaviors

Lesson One - Child Development (42:06)
• Developmental Milestones
• Social and Emotional Health
• Temperament
• Behavior and Cues
• Protective Factors and Resilience

Lesson Two - Challenging Behaviors and Risk Factors (47:56)
• What is Challenging Behavior?
• Including All Children
• Internalizing and Externalizing Behavior
• Children and Stress
• Violence, Abuse, and Trauma

Module 2

Promoting Positive Behaviors

Lesson Three - Finding Children's Strengths (42:18)
• Developmentally Appropriate Practices
• Observing Behaviors
• Assessing Behaviors
• Strength-based Approaches
• Creating a Caring Learning Community

Lesson Four - Preventing Challenging Behaviors - Part 1 (44:40)
• Classroom Environment
• Routines and Transitions
• Building Relationships
• Responsibility and Rules
• Reflective Practice

Lesson Five - Preventing Challenging Behaviors - Part 2 (44:17)
• Music, Movement, and Active Play
• Scaffolding and Skill Building
• Teaching Problem-solving
• Feelings are Important
• Heading Off Bullying

Module 3

Adults' Behaviors

Lesson Six - Teachers Making a Differences (46:30)
• Knowing Yourself
• Taking Care of Yourself
• Intentional Teaching
• Effective Praise
• Policies and Procedures

Lesson Seven - Working with Families (45:07)
• Developing Respectful Partnerships
• Understanding Cultural Values
• Communication and Coordination
• Reducing Family Stress
• Avoiding Expulsion

Module 4

Intervention and Strategies

Lesson Eight - Developing a Behavior Plan (47:19)
• Why is the Child Using the Behavior?
• Goal Setting
• Frequency, Intensity, and Duration
• Six Steps to a Behavior Plan
• Looking for Outside Help

Lesson Nine - Intervention Strategies - Part 1 (46:09)
• Intervention Strategies
• Withdrawn Behaviors
• Positive Guidance and Discipline
• Developing Empathy
• Developing Self-regulation

Lesson Ten - Intervention Strategies - Part 2 (43:22)
• Responding to Anger and Aggression
• Time In - Regroup and Reset
• Making Genuine Amends
• Addressing Hurtful Behavior
• Responding to Dangerous Behaviors

This innovative training program includes interviews
with over 50 experts in the field, including...

Margie Carter
Early Childhood Consultant
and Author
Amy Dombro
Powerful Interactions

Dan Gartrell

Bemidji State University

Sandy Heideman

Early Childhood Specialist

Mary Louise Hemmeter

Ctr. on Social and Emotional
Foundations for Early Learning

Marilou Hyson

Early Childhood Development
and Education Consultant

Barbara Kaiser

Author, Challenging Behavior
in Young Children

Marie Masterson

Dominican University

Sharon Ritchie

Frank Porter Graham
Child Development Institute

Nancy Rosenow

Dimensions Foundation
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