Addressing Challenging Behaviors Using Function Based Interventions & Culturally Relevant Practices

Addressing Challenging Behaviors Using Function Based Interventions & Culturally Relevant Practices

Sep 16th

Eriece Landrum Colbert & Sarah Moore

Date: September 16 – November 30, 2019
Course #:  LR 288:719
Instructor: Eriece Landrum Colbert & Sarah Moore
This course will help educators understand how to analyze challenging behaviors in order to identify appropriate prevention and response strategies. Components of this course include helping participants with building strong relationships, deciding what a behavior is attempting to communicate, choosing the best level of response, and how a culturally responsive approach can help educators with student behavior and classroom management.

This course is presented in a blended format.  Our face to face component includes the interactive problem-solving to help participants strengthen their ability to prevent and respond to challenging behaviors specific to their classrooms. Between our face to face meetings, there will be an online component which participants will read and respond to the text and complete additional activities that will facilitate their learning.

Required Materials:

Anderson, M. (2019). What we say and how we say it matter: Teacher talk that improves student learning and behavior. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Outcomes and Objectives:

The educator will demonstrate an understanding and be able to apply multiple strategies when addressing challenging behaviors in the classroom in order to meet the needs of all learners with a culturally appropriate response.

By the end of the course the participants will be able to:

  • understand how to address challenging behaviors by utilizing prevention, consequence, and de-escalation strategies;
  • analyze particular situations and match them to appropriate strategies; and
  • formulate a plan to guide the learner in making positive choices in the future.