Skip to 0 minutes and 6 seconds Hello. I’m Paul Dix, Behavior Specialist at Pivotal Education. I’m here to talk to you today about a brand new, free online course from the National Science Learning Centers that is focused on improving your behavior management skills, both in the classroom and in the laboratory. I’m going to show you how to harness the power of your own behavior to dramatically improve the behavior of your students. I’m going to show you how routines are central to establishing clear and high expectations of your students. And I’m going to show you how to intervene with poor behavior with techniques that protect you and protect the dignity of your students.
Skip to 0 minutes and 50 seconds I’m going to show you, through this course, how the techniques can benefit your students, how recognition should be central to your classroom or laboratory technique, and not reward, how a clear and purposeful learning environment can be established through clear boundaries, and how we can deal with tricky customers with real flair. The benefit of studying this course for your school is that you can have STEM teachers who are employing a consistent approach to managing behavior. This means calmer classrooms, less fallout for senior and middle managers, and most importantly, calmer teachers. I’m going to show you how to deal with your trickiest customers alongside your most diligent students and create real fairness in a classroom behavior management system.
Skip to 1 minute and 46 seconds This course is completely free to attend. It’s run online, and it’s 15 hours of taught time. It’s going to allow you to do some action research in your classroom, in your laboratory. You’re going to be able to develop resources that are useful today, tomorrow, and into the future. And most importantly, you’re going to be able to develop techniques to use in your context that really work with your students. I look forward to seeing you on the course.