With todayís increased focus on academic success and measurable outcomes, how educators handle defiant, manipulative, apathetic or attention-seeking students can often be the difference between success and failure in a given classroom Ė or an entire school. The disruption to the classroom and the energy that the educator must expend to address behavioral issues can create serious roadblocks to learning.

Situations with difficult students have a way of intensifying quickly. Before an educator realizes what is happening, an annoying situation can escalate into a full-blown crisis. Suddenly it is no longer the studentís problem, but the educatorís problem. Even well-seasoned, award-winning master educators can be rattled by certain types of students in specific situations.

This power-packed seminar will provide you with up-to-date insights and strategies for reaching and helping these students who can evoke strong feelings of frustration and discouragement. Educators will learn a five-step responsibility-centered approach that has been proven effective in helping educators become masters of challenging moments with students. These skills complement and supplement Response to Intervention (RTI) and Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS).