By Amie Dean
Behavior Interventions: Strategies for Educators, Counselors and Parents
Brief Counseling Techniques that Work
In 15-minute Focus: Behavior Interventions, Amie Dean gives educators, counselors, and parents knowledge, strategies, and resources to teach children and teens how to communicate and make decisions to get their needs met in positive ways through behavior instruction and coaching.
If a child or teen is struggling to manage emotions or make good choices, it is rarely because they want to be “bad” or disrespectful. Most adults look for the “right” way or a magic formula that will transform challenging students, with no luck on finding one. Impacting behavioral change in another person is hard work, and every individual has unique needs and circumstances that should be considered. This book will help you view children’s words and actions as a lack of coping skills in the moment, or a skill deficit that can be taught or improved.
- The function of behavior
- Ways to rethink responses to behavior
- De-escalating techniques
- Steps to create a trauma-sensitive classroom
- Principles for a positive classroom
- Actionable strategies, curated resources, and more.
This guide will ask you to consider that there is likely a barrier keeping children from being successful, and it is our opportunity as the adults who care for them to help them through it.
From the Author
For Teachers, School Counselors, & Parents:
If I can do it, I know you can too.
Teach hard. Love harder.
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I love school visits!
I would love to visit your school in person, or virtually, to meet your students! I will work with you to make sure the presentation meets your SEL goals or aligns with topics you are addressing with your students. Your Happy Heart and There's No Dream Too Tall author visits include a brief presentation of the inspiration for the book, a read aloud with Q & A, and one or two activities chosen by the school based on time schedule and desired outcomes.
All staff will receive a Resource Bundle download with all activities to use in the classroom following the visit! Subjects include kindness, resilience, recognizing and regulating your emotions, problem-solving, and finding your gifts.
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