Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students Seminar

Working with difficult, demanding, and disruptive students is not a new challenge for educators. However, there are current concerns being voiced regarding the changing nature and intensity of the behaviors of these students. Some educators are reporting increases in selfish, manipulative and hostile behaviors while others are noticing more students who are overly anxious and/or difficult to engage. 

Seminar Highlights

– What Impacts Student Learning the Most 
– Developing Self-Regulation Skills
– Why Many School Discipline Methods Do Not Work

– Employing “Guided Conversations” to Address Critical Moments with Students
– Do’s and Don’t for Establishing Student Responsibility
– Closing the Six Common Exits

Seminar Overview

Situations with difficult students have a way of intensifying quickly. Before an educator realizes what is happening, an annoying situation can escalate into a full-blown crisis. Suddenly it is no longer the student’s problem, but the educator’s problem. Even well-seasoned, award-winning master educators can be rattled by certain types of students in specific situations.
 
This power-packed seminar will provide you with up-to-date insights and strategies for reaching and helping these students become masters of challenging moments with students. These skills complement and supplement Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS).
 
You Will Learn to:
 
  • Identify the underlying causes of difficult behaviors in students
  • Implement do’s and font’s to address specific behaviors
  • Integrate key strategies for migrating from an obedience-centered approach 
  • Develop innovative ways to support positive behavior
  • Apply strategies for preventing the escalation of difficult behavior

Earn 6 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Upcoming Seminars

Click On Each City for Event Time, Location & Registration Information

january

22jan8:30 am4:00 pmDenver, CODefiant & Manipulative Students

23jan8:30 am4:00 pmSeattle, WADefiant & Manipulative Students

29jan8:30 am4:00 pmSt. Louis, MODefiant & Manipulative Students

february

04feb8:30 am4:00 pmAustin, TXDefiant & Manipulative Students

05feb8:30 am4:00 pmNew Orleans, LADefiant & Manipulative Students

06feb8:30 am4:00 pmNashville, TNDefiant & Manipulative Students

march

21mar8:30 am4:00 pmOrlando, FLDefiant & Manipulative Students

See What Attendees Have to Say

"I learned so many skills and intervention strategies to use in class. I gained so much I can immediately use. This is an awesome training!
Special Education Teacher
St. Louis, Mo
"The presenter's personal stories and passion for the subject matter motived me. The topics covered were extremely relevant to the challenges I face each day in the classroom."
High School Teacher
Houston, TX
"I can use these strategies in my classroom tomorrow! I'm so glad I was able to attend this seminar."
Elementary School Teacher
Omaha, NE
"This seminar covered so many challenging issues that I am dealing with right now. It's great to have a strategy to deal with challenging moments."
High School Counselor
Philadelphia, PA

– Classroom Teachers
– Principals
– Special Education Personnel
– School Counselors & Psychologists
– Other Administrators
– Social Workers (all levels)
– Law Enforcement/SRO
– Counselors & Therapists in Agencies & Private Practice
– Media Specialists

8:00-8:30Registration
8:30-10:15

The Paradigm Shift in School Discipline

  • Obedience-Based vs. Responsibility-Based
  • Essentials of a Successful Learning Environment
  • Why Many School Discipline Methods Fail
  • What Impacts Student Learning the Most
  • Developing Self-Regulation Skills
  • Keys 4 Conversation
10:15-10:30Break
10:30-12:00

Insights, Tips & Strategies for Dealing with Difficult Students

  • Clear Expectations
  • Consistency
  • Benefits for Changing Behavior
  • Reponse-Ability
  • Emotional Control
  • Leadership in Challenging Moments
12:00-1:00Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:15

Becoming a Master of Challenging Moments with Students

  • Five Key Steps for Transferring Behavior Ownership to the Student
  • Employing “Guided Conversations” to Address Critical Moments with Students
  • Building Your Personal Guided Conversation
  • Relying on Foundations
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Establishing Student Responsibility
2:15-2:30Break
2:30-3:30

Tying It All Together

  • Working with Four Types of Difficult Students
    • Defiant Students
    • Apathetic Students
    • Attention-Seeking Students
    • Manipulative Students
  • Roadmap to Responsibility
  • Closing the Six Common Exits
  • What Now?
3:45-4:15Questions and Answers
(Optional Attendance)
Individual Registration

Groups 3-9

Groups 10+

Early Registration
$149 USD
$124 USD
$109 USD
Advanced Registration
$169 USD
$144 USD
$129 USD
Regular Registration
$189 USD
$164 USD
$149 USD
Your registration fee includes refreshments and materials. It does not include meals, hotel accommodations or parking.
Register 30 days prior to Seminar date and save! Groups of 20+, call 1-800-251-6805 for special pricing
GROUP DISCOUNTS
When 3 or more people register together from the same school district or agency, each participant is entitled to a $25 USD discount off their registration fee. To receive this discount, all participants in the group must register at the same time and have a single group representative as the contact person.
CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations incur a $20 administrative fee andmust be received in writing or electronically seven days prior to seminar. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Developmental Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any seminar in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned. If for any reason the seminar is not held, Developmental Resources’ liability is limited to a refund of the registration fee paid. If you miss the cancellation deadline, and are unable to either attend the training or send a substitute, we will issue a voucher that is valid for two years. It is transferrable to a colleague and may be applied toward any of our professional development events.

Certificates of Completion for this seminar, which indicate 6 contact hours of Continuing Education, will be available at the end of the seminar upon completion of a course evaluation. In many cases, depending on your Profession and Jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your Continuing Education and Professional Development efforts. We suggest that you contact your local Board or Governing Agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline. Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved Provider for the following National and Regional Accrediting Agencies.

Developmental Resources Inc. ACE #:1053 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Developmental Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/13/2016 – 8/13/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Developmental Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5602. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

F.A.Q.

Seminar Information

Click On Each City for Event Time, Location & Registration Information

january

22jan8:30 am4:00 pmDenver, CODefiant & Manipulative Students

23jan8:30 am4:00 pmSeattle, WADefiant & Manipulative Students

29jan8:30 am4:00 pmSt. Louis, MODefiant & Manipulative Students

february

04feb8:30 am4:00 pmAustin, TXDefiant & Manipulative Students

05feb8:30 am4:00 pmNew Orleans, LADefiant & Manipulative Students

06feb8:30 am4:00 pmNashville, TNDefiant & Manipulative Students

march

21mar8:30 am4:00 pmOrlando, FLDefiant & Manipulative Students

Working with difficult, demanding, and disruptive students is not a new challenge for educators. However, there are current concerns being voiced regarding the changing nature and intensity of the behaviors of these students. Some educators are reporting increases in selfish, manipulative and hostile behaviors while others are noticing more students who are overly anxious and/or difficult to engage. 

Even well seasoned, award-winning master educators can sometimes have their “feathers ruffled” by certain students in certain situations. Working with difficult, demanding, and disruptive students is not a new challenge for educators. However, there are current concerns being voiced regarding the changing nature and intensity of the behaviors of these students. Some educators are reporting increases in selfish, manipulative and hostile behaviors while others are noticing more students who are overly anxious and/or difficult to engage. Even well seasoned, award-winning master educators can sometimes have their “feathers ruffled” by certain students in certain situations.

This seminar is designed to assist all educators with identifying and addressing these and other issues that affect the academic and behavioral progress of the students with whom they work. This power-packed seminar will provide you with up-to-date insights and strategies for reaching and helping those young people who seem to evoke the strongest feelings of frustration, hurt, and sometimes discouragement in professional educators.

Learning Objectives/Outcomes

    – Identify the underlying causes of difficult behaviors in students

    – Implement do’s and don’ts to address specific behaviors

    – Integrate key strategies for migrating from an obedience-centered approach to a responsibility-centered approach

    -Develop innovative ways to support positive behavior

    – Apply strategies for preventing the escalation of difficult behavior

8:00-8:30Registration
8:30-9:00

Critical Insights about Student Mental Wellness

  • Student Challenges: Mental Wellness vs. Mental Illness
  • Why Traditional Discipline Practices Often Fail
  • Essential and Effective Supports Educators can Provide
9:00-10:15

“Acting In” and “Acting Out” Disorders: How do These Look in the Classroom

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma – Including PTSD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism
  • Mood Disorders – Depression, Early Onset Bipolar, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
10:30-11:30

Key #1 Owning Who You Are: Coaching Students to

  • Learn About their Temperaments
  • Monitor Early Warning Signs and Feelings
  • Calm Themselves with Relaxation Training
  • Assert Themselves to Get Needs Met
  • Solve Conflicts/Problems through Behavior Training
11:30-12:30Lunch (on your own)
12:30-1:45

Key #2 Reasonable Accommodations in the Classroom

  • Specific to Cognitive & Emotional Needs

Key #3 Prevention: Avoiding Escalation

  • Help with Routines
  • Teaching, Re-teaching and Cuing
  • Organizing and Prioritizing Information
2:00-3:30

Key #4 No Stigma Zone

  • Creating a Climate of Understanding in Your Classroom
  • Teaching “Brain Health”
  • Promoting Non-judgmental Language

KEY #5: A Positive & Welcoming Climate

  • Building Tiered Supports in a Positive and Prevention- Focused Schools
    • PBIS, RTI, MTSS
  • Connecting with Families
  • Finding the Strengths of Neuro-Diverse Learners
  • Putting it All in Place: Planning for Change
3:30-4:00Q & A

– Classroom Teachers
– Principals
– Special Education Personnel
– School Counselors & Psychologists
– Other Administrators
– Social Workers (all levels)
– Law Enforcement/SRO
– Counselors & Therapists in Agencies & Private Practice
– Media Specialists

Individual Registration

Groups 3-9

Groups 10+

Early Registration
$149 USD
$124 USD
$109 USD
Advanced Registration
$169 USD
$144 USD
$129 USD
Regular Registration
$189 USD
$164 USD
$149 USD
Your registration fee includes refreshments and materials. It does not include meals, hotel accommodations or parking.
Register 30 days prior to Seminar date and save! Groups of 20+, call 1-800-251-6805 for special pricing
GROUP DISCOUNTS
When 3 or more people register together from the same school district or agency, each participant is entitled to a $25 USD discount off their registration fee. To receive this discount, all participants in the group must register at the same time and have a single group representative as the contact person.
CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations incur a $20 administrative fee andmust be received in writing or electronically seven days prior to seminar. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Developmental Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any seminar in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned. If for any reason the seminar is not held, Developmental Resources’ liability is limited to a refund of the registration fee paid. If you miss the cancellation deadline, and are unable to either attend the training or send a substitute, we will issue a voucher that is valid for two years. It is transferrable to a colleague and may be applied toward any of our professional development events.
“I learned so many skills and intervention strategies to use in class. I gained so much I can immediately use. This is an awesome training!
Special Education Teacher
St. Louis, Mo
 
“The presenter’s personal stories and passion for the subject matter motived me. The topics covered were extremely relevant to the challenges I face each day in the classroom.”
High School Teacher
Houston, TX
 
“I can use these strategies in my classroom tomorrow! I’m so glad I was able to attend this seminar.”
Elementary School Teacher
Omaha, NE
 
“This seminar covered so many challenging issues that I am dealing with right now. It’s great to have a strategy to deal with challenging moments.”
High School Counselor
Philadelphia, PA

Certificates of Completion for this seminar, which indicate 6 contact hours of Continuing Education, will be available at the end of the seminar upon completion of a course evaluation. In many cases, depending on your Profession and Jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your Continuing Education and Professional Development efforts. We suggest that you contact your local Board or Governing Agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline. Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved Provider for the following National and Regional Accrediting Agencies.

Developmental Resources Inc. ACE #:1053 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Developmental Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/13/2016 – 8/13/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Developmental Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5602. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Seminar Presenters

Larry Thompson, M.Ed.

Author of Roadmap to Responsibility and Give ’em Five, Larry Thomson, M.Ed., is often called upon to deliver keynote presentations for state and national education conferences because of his knowledge, humor and passion for assisting today’s students. He has helped thousands of educators and schools throughout North America break away from their traditional discipline models to a model that creates a responsible climate and responsible students. Larry has served in a wide variety of roles in education – from special education teacher to alternative and traditional high school principal. As creator of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program, Larry understands that systems must be created that can be realistically implemented and sustained.

Eric Clark, M.Ed.

Eric Clark, M. Ed., is a Certified Master Trainer for Responsibility-Centered Discipline and helped shape the implementation materials for the program. He most recently served as Head of School at a progressive private school in the Midwest. Previously he served as Principal in a public school setting, while also serving at the District Technology Integration Specialist. Eric began his education career teaching English Language Arts, Journalism and Media Communications. Between his other responsibilities, he also launched a thriving publishing company. As an administrator, he has successfully implemented the supportive, non-exclusionary principles of Responsibility-Centered Discipline with elementary, middle and high school faculty and students.

*Presenter subject to change. In case of an emergency, an equally qualified presenter will substitute.

Questions? Let us know!

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax or email our office at least two weeks prior to event. Also, please note your request on your registration form.

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Roadmap to Responsibility: The Power of Give 'em Five to Transform Schools

by Larry Thompson

Facing disciplinary conflicts and challenging moments with students is hard enough, but not knowing what to do is particularly stressful. Roadmap to Responsibility: The Power of Give ‘em Five to Transform Schools represents an unprecedented paradigm shift in the area of school discipline. It provides a step-by-step plan for making a long-term, positive difference in schools that will make educators less stressed and more empowered, while influencing students positively for the rest of their lives.

Roadmap to Responsibility: The Power of Give 'em Five to Transform Families

by Larry Thompson, Melissa Beck & Angela Thompson

Parenting children well is a challenge. Roadmap to Responsibility: The Power of Give `em Five to Transform Families will help adults identify their areas of strength as well as areas where they may struggle or desire to grow. Responsibility-Centered Parenting (RCP) provides a clear roadmap and proven strategies for helping parents grow in confidence, stay motivated, and keep children on the Road to Responsibility as they grow to become mature, responsible adults. Discover the three different styles that parents tend to use: Permissive, Authoritarian and Authoritative.

The concepts and strategies shared in this book, including the Give `em Five conversation, help create a balanced parenting style while  pointing out common “exits” off the Road to Responsibility that parents may create for their children. Responsibility-Centered Parenting offers renewed hope for families. Regardless of culture, income level, or family makeup, when it comes to the children in their lives, parents, grandparents, and guardians long for positive, lasting solutions and Roadmap to Responsibility: The Power of Give `em Five to Transform Families can help achieve just that.

Defying the Defiance

by Kim “Tip” Frank, Mike Paget & Jerry Wilde

Every class has a range of students from those who are always cooperative to those who predictably fight the teacher for control every step of the way. In the most challenging classes this oppositional and defiant student is on the verge of preventing him/herself and many of other students from focusing on learning.
This book will help classroom teachers’find effective ways to avoid disruption and increase cooperation from the most resistant oppositional and defiant students. As teachers begin to understand the underlying causes and dynamics of opposition they will be able to develop additional strategies that will lead to increased classroom success and satisfaction for both the defiant student and themselves. Parents will also find this book helpful for providing insights that are useful at home and at school.

Give ‘Em Five: A Five Step Approach for Handling Challenging Moments with Adolescents

by Larry Thompson and Angela Thompson

The Give ‘Em Five approach has been used with much success by classroom and special education teachers, administrators, counselors and support staff across North America. This book provides 30 case examples of challenging moments and specific recommendations for how to handle situations with students who are attention-seeking, manipulative, apathetic or hostile. Collectively, these cases can help you and your colleagues gain fresh ideas and concrete skills to handle those moments when students need feedback.
 
In particular, this book will help teachers, counselors and administrators gain fresh ideas for creating dialogues with students who respond to with the following levels of intensity:
• Level 1—Compliance
• Level 2—Moderate Noncompliance 
• Level 3—Severe Noncompliance

Give ‘Em Five: A Five Step Approach to Handling Challenging Moments with Children

by Larry Thompson and Angela Thompson

The Give ‘Em Five approach has been used with much success by classroom and special education teachers, administrators, counselors and support staff across North America. This book provides 30 case examples of challenging moments and specific recommendations for how to handle situations with students who are attention-seeking, manipulative, apathetic or hostile. Collectively, these cases can help you and your colleagues gain fresh ideas and concrete skills to handle those moments when students need feedback.
 
In particular, this book will help teachers, counselors and administrators gain fresh ideas for creating dialogues with students who respond to with the following levels of intensity:
• Level 1—Compliance
• Level 2—Moderate Noncompliance 
• Level 3—Severe Noncompliance
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