Practical Management of "Tough Kids"
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Practical Management of "Tough Kids"

Practical Management of "Tough Kids"

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Dining Centre, University of Calgary

2500 University Drive NW

Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4


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Is your classroom disrupted by a kid who argues, throws tantrums and refuses to cooperate at school?

We have just the right workshop opportunity for you to manage that "Tough Kid"!

ISE is very pleased to be hosting Dr. Bill Jenson on November 15, 2016.

Who is Dr. Bill Jenson?

Dr. Jenson is currently a Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology at the University fo Utah. His research interests include externalizing behavior disorders, the management of noncompliance and aggression, practical classroom behavior management, behavioral assessment, academic intervention and parent training.

What to expect on this day?

This presentation will focus on the practical management of students with significant emotional and/or behavioral challenges.

These students are frequently referred to as "Tough Kids" because they exhibit strong behavioral excesses such as arguing, noncompliance, and aggression while at the same time they possess significant behavioral deficits in self-management (rule governed behavior), social skills, and academic abilities.

This presentation will review what causes "Tough Kid" behavior, how to practically assess it, and strategies to remediate it. An emphasis will be placed on proactive strategies and positive behavior management interventions such as Mystery Motivators, the "Sure I Will" program, the "Yes and No" classroom management program, reward spinners, a whole school positive discipline program (Principal’s 200 Club), Superheroes Social Skills and several others.

Strategies to decrease the behavioral excesses of noncompliance and arguing will include "What If Charts", effective classroom rule design, and precision requests. In addition, information will also be presented on how to influence other people, such as parents and other educators, to follow through and implement these techniques. All the strategies to be presented will be research validated positive interventions that can be time efficiently implemented in classrooms at low cost.

Who might be interested in this Professional Development Opportunity?

  • School Psychologists
  • Teachers
  • School Administrators
  • Educational Assistant
  • Assistance in Behavioral Programs
  • Child Care Workers

Event Agenda:

Doors open at 8:30am

  • Check in at the front desk, pick up your training packages, find a table for your team, have some light breakfast

9:00am to Noon

  • Dr. Gabrielle Wilcox, ISE Director, will briefly introduce Dr. Bill Jenson
  • Dr. Bill Jenson will begin his workshop

Noon to 1:00pm

  • LUNCH BREAK - Everyone will break for lunch

1:00pm to 4:00pm

  • Dr. Bill Jenson will continue with the workshop

Handouts and Practical Application

Training packages can be picked up upon arrival.

Snacks and Refreshments:

ISE will provide light breakfast options in the morning and fresh fruit as an afternoon snack.

Refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

How much will it cost?

$100 per person or

$80 per person for a team of 3 or more people

Where to purchase lunch on campus?

Dr. Jenson has published numerous research papers and books including:

  • The Tough Kid On-Task in a Box Program;
  • Functional Behavior Assessment of Chronic Absenteeism, and Truancy and Interventions Book;
  • Functional Behavior Assessment of Bullying Behavior and Interventions Book;
  • Superheroes Social Skills Training Program;
  • Tough Kid Book;
  • Tough Kid Tool Box: A Resource Book;
  • Tough Kid New Teacher Survival Kit;
  • Tough Kid Parent Training Book: Why Me?;
  • Tough Kid Principal’s Briefcase;
  • Applied Behavior Analysis in Teaching;
  • Understanding Childhood Behavior Disorders;
  • Teaching Behaviorally Disordered Students: Preferred Practices;
  • Best Practices: Behavioral and Educational Strategies for Teachers;
  • Homework Partners Series;
  • School-Based Interventions for Students with Behavior Problems,
  • as well as classroom computer products including Get'm on Task program.

In 2015, Dr. Jenson won the University of Utah’s Distinguished Innovation and Impact Award for his research in interventions and treatments for children, both nationally and internationally.

Please visit the "Tough Kid" website for more information

Dr. Bill Jenson talks about "Tough Kids"

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