Webinar: Closing The Exits Off the Road to Responsibility


Webinar: Closing The Exits Off the Road to Responsibility




(This pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.)

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 off 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


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.

In this webinar, attendees will learn to:

  • Adopt best practices for creating a school culture in which students take ownership of their actions.
  • Master techniques for dealing with different low-to-high intensity disciplinary cases.
  • Close exits on the road to responsibility with emotional control.
  • Adopt methods to drastically decrease disciplinary referrals to the office.
  • Cultivate clear, appropriate and consistent expectations to prevent and address disruptive student behaviors.



  • Classroom Teachers
  • Principals & Administrators
  • Office Staff
  • School Counselors (PK-12)
  • Student Support Personnel
  • Behaviorists
  • Intervention Specialists
  • At-Risk Coordinators
  • School Climate Directors

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