What You Will Learn

You know those students who make your day super difficult? Those who exhibit an ongoing pattern of uncooperative or hostile actions such as temper tantrums, fighting, cruelty and defiance toward parents and teachers?

These students are confrontational and can elicit unsupportive reactions from educators. In fact, typically educators slip into a pattern of coercion and punishment. Non-disruptive peers start to reject the disruptive students as they go through school isolating them and driving them to associate with other disruptive students. This path leads to academic difficulties and failure, poor relationships with peers, early initiation of substance abuse, juvenile delinquency and conviction of violent crimes. But, these students may actually have a Disruptive Behavior Disorder Oppositional Defiant Disorder, ADHD and/or Conduct Disorder.

During this 90-minute webinar, Mike Paget, M.Ed. will explore these disorders and share effective practices for working with students challenged by these disorders in the classroom. He will discuss risk factors at school that add to or encourage a student to be disruptive including deviant peer groups, tolerance of bullying, poor attachment to school and inadequate behavior management.

Further, Mike will examine each of the disorders ODD, ADHD and CD and connect the dots between the three. ODD will be thoroughly explained, as well as the characteristics that must be present for a diagnosis. What does the ODD student think and feel about authority figures? Mike will fully explore this and share practical accommodations that will reduce confrontation with these students. He will also discuss accommodations for students with ADHD that educators can use in the classroom and reveal how to connect compassionately and honestly with students with ADHD. Finally, Conduct Disorder will be defined and explored. Attendees will learn why getting tough and zero tolerance don’t work with these students. Discover how educators can avoid power struggles and not take the behavior personally.

Learning Objectives:

  • Know the risk factor for and symptoms of ODD, ADHD and CD
  • Discover classroom accommodations and strategies for dealing with Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Gain strategies for de-escalating confrontational situations in your classroom
  • Learn why it’s important to avoid
    • Lectures and sermons
    • Interruption
    • Yelling
    • Arguing
  • Learn to use other approaches such as
    • Brevity
    • Listening
    • Using a neutral tone of voice
    • Honesty and humor
  • Discover how to build self-management in resistant students through strength coaching, generosity and re-framing.


You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Mike Paget, M.Ed. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

RECORDED: Single-Use Version
Grade Levels: K-12

Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Mike Paget, M.Ed.
About the Presenter

Mike currently works as a state consultant for students with severe emotional and behavioral problems. He has worked with ODD, CD and other special needs students for more than 25 years. Mike is an innovator of effective approaches for working with extremely challenging students. He has conducted seminars across the U.S. and Canada for educators on creative techniques for managing classroom behavior, student aggression and crisis intervention.