Defiant, Manipulative & Attention Seeking Students
Level 2 & Level 3:
Supportive & Responsibility-Centered Strategies for Your
Toughest Challenges

Overview

This supportive discipline thing is super easy when students welcome your encouragement and cooperate with your guidance.  So far, so good.  But improbable as it may seem, some students are unwilling to accept responsibility and to work through behavior issues.  They argue, ignore and interrupt. Some may even refuse to participate in a discussion about their actions.  Now what?

In this one-day virtual seminar, Larry Thompson, nationally known author and creator of Responsibility-Centered Discipline, will take you on a deep dive into strategies for being successful when working with Level 2 and Level 3 students – those who are not cooperative and are not really interested in moving forward.  Incorporating the principles of a responsibility-centered approach, attendees will explore the importance of autonomy, mastery and purpose when working with a student during a challenging moment.  Larry Thompson will discuss how listening for the exits that are taking a student off the road to responsibility is important to understanding what is driving a student’s behavior.  Attendees will learn how the Response-Ability Process and In-School Solutions provide vital tools for helping Level 2 and Level 3 students stay in the classroom – where they can succeed academically.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why to focus on support & benefits when trying to help a Level 2 or Level 3 student to process.
  • Master hearing the “exit” your student may be taking off the road to responsibility – and how to address that concern
  • Discover the importance of modeling the behavior you want to see rather than mirroring the anger and frustration that the student is demonstrating.
  • Learn to provide attunement to loan emotional control to the student in challenging moments.
  • Discover how to help students strengthen their self-control “muscles”

Video Clips

Avoiding Responsibility for Behavior

Classroom Behavior

Frustrated Teachers & Administrators

Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students: Level 2 & Level 3
Seminar Dates

Virtual Seminar
Friday, February 26, 2021
9:30 am ET/6:30 am PT - 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 this Seminar will be held as a Zoom Meeting. Attendees will be able to login beginning at 9:15 am ET/6:15 am PT.  The session will begin at 9:30 am ET/ 6:30 am PT.

Virtual Seminar
Monday, April 12, 2021
10:00 am ET/7:00 am PT - 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 this Seminar will be held as a Zoom Meeting.  Attendees will be able to login beginning at 9:45 am ET/ 6:45 am PT.  The session will begin at 10:00 am ET/ 7:00 am PT.

Virtual Seminar
Friday, May 14, 2021
10:00 am ET/7:00 am PT - 4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19 this Seminar will be held as a Zoom Meeting.  Attendees will be able to login beginning at 9:45 am ET/ 6:45 am PT.  The session will begin at 10:00 am ET/ 7:00 am PT.

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Agenda for Feb. 26th

9:30 am Eastern Time /6:30 am Pacific Time Attendee Login
10:00 am ET/7:00 am PT

Review Responsibility-Centered Principles

  • Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose
  • Give ’em Five
  • Pyramid of Responsibility
11:00 am ET/8:00 am PT

Hearing the Exits with Level 2 & 3 Students

  • Clear Expectations — “I didn’t know”
  • Consistency — “But she’s doing it”
  • Benefits — “Why should I”
  • Emotional Control — “Stop screaming at me”
  • Responsibility — “I don’t care”

Keys 4 Conversation
Mirroring
Attunement

1:00 pm ET/10:00 am PT Lunch
2:00 pm ET/11:00 am PT

Using Supports and Benefits Only

  • Know Your Hot-Button Issues
  • Practicing Coaching through Provocations
  • Understanding When a Student Must Leave Class

In-School Solutions

  • Helping Students Strengthen their Self-Control Muscles
3:30 pm ET/12:30 pm PT

Using Individual Student Mastery Plans
Calibrating the System      
3 Essentials to Successful Responsibility-Centered Discipline Implementation

4:30 pm ET/1:30 pm PT Question & Answer Session (Optional Attendance)

Brochure

Credit Hours

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 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.

A Certificate of Completion for 6.0 contact hours is available upon completion of Seminar Evaluation.
 

Agenda

9:45 am Eastern Time /6:45 am Pacific TimeAttendee Login
10:00 am ET/
7:00 am PT

Review Responsibility-Centered Principles

  • Autonomy, Mastery & Purpose
  • Give ’em Five
  • Pyramid of Responsibility
11:30 am ET/
8:30 am PT

Hearing the Exits with Level 2 & 3 Students

  • Clear Expectations — “I didn’t know”
  • Consistency — “But she’s doing it”
  • Benefits — “Why should I”
  • Emotional Control — “Stop screaming at me”
  • Responsibility — “I don’t care”

Keys 4 Conversation
Mirroring
Attunement

1:00 pm ET/
10:00 am PT
Lunch
1:30 pm ET/
10:30 am PT

Using Supports and Benefits Only

  • Know Your Hot-Button Issues
  • Practicing Coaching through Provocations
  • Understanding When a Student Must Leave Class

In-School Solutions

  • Helping Students Strengthen their Self-Control Muscles
3:00 pm ET/
12:00 pm PT
Using Individual Student Mastery Plans
Calibrating the System
3 Essentials to Successful Responsibility-Centered Discipline Implementation
4:30 pm ET/
1:30 pm PT
Question & Answer Session (Optional Attendance)

Brochure

Credit Hours

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 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.

A Certificate of Completion for 6.0 contact hours is available upon completion of Seminar Evaluation.
 

Defiant, Manipulative & Attention-Seeking Students Seminar Pricing

 
Individual Registration

Groups 3-9

Groups 10+

Early Registration For 4/12/21
(thru 3/29)
$149 USD
$129 USD
$109 USD
Regular Registration
$189 USD
$169 USD
$149 USD
    
 
Register early 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.
 
IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND
If you cannot attend the event on the scheduled date, or if the event is postponed for any reason, you may send a substitute, transfer to a different event or request a Voucher for a future event. Substitutions should be made in writing (please email pd@accutrain.com) and are welcome until the day of the event. Vouchers are valid for up to three years for future AccuTrain events and may be transferred to a colleague.
 
Individual Registration

Groups 3-9

Groups 10+

Early Registration For 5/14/21
(thru 4/30)
$149 USD
$129 USD
$109 USD
Regular Registration
$189 USD
$169 USD
$149 USD
    
 
Register early 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.
 
IF YOU CANNOT ATTEND
If you cannot attend the event on the scheduled date, or if the event is postponed for any reason, you may send a substitute, transfer to a different event or request a Voucher for a future event. Substitutions should be made in writing (please email pd@accutrain.com) and are welcome until the day of the event. Vouchers are valid for up to three years for future AccuTrain events and may be transferred to a colleague.

What Attendee's 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
"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
"The information on the the male and female brain as well as the chemical and structural differences between the two was extremely insightful and will help me be a better teacher!"
Elementary School Teacher
Cincinnati, OH
"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
"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 Principal
Philadelphia, PA
"I've been searching for ways to improve my effectiveness as a teacher to the boys in my classes and I've finally found some methods that will help me!"
High School Teacher
Jacksonville, FL

Seminar Presenters

Larry Thompson, M.Ed.

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

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.

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

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.

Brian Dinkins, Ed.S.

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

Brian Dinkins is an RCD Certified Master Trainer and president of the National Institute for Child Empowerment, an organization that provides parents and students in disenfranchised communities with training, mentoring and advocacy to increase access to college and careers. Raised by a single mother in the inner city of Indianapolis, he didn’t perform well academically in high school.  But with the support of teachers, coaches and mentors, he earned a B.A. from Purdue, where he played football for the Big Ten Champion Boilermakers.  He is currently finishing his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at Ball State University. Brian has served as a teacher, coach and principal in urban settings at a traditional public school, two charter schools, and at a faith-based school. He currently teaches educational leadership on an adjunct basis at Marian University.

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