What You Will Learn

For elementary teachers, student discipline situations can be all-consuming – and they pose huge obstacles to academic success. PBIS and similar programs offer an excellent framework for creating a supportive environment, but don’t offer a lot of help to teachers facing a rapidly escalating situation.  Student discipline situations have a way of intensifying quickly, and before an educator realizes what is happening, an annoying situation can escalate into a full-blown crisis.  The Responsibility-Centered Discipline model provides teachers supportive tools for preventing challenging moments from escalating, without relying on office referrals and suspensions.  In this 90-minute webinar, Responsibility-Centered Discipline co-creator and elementary teacher Angela Thompson gives an introduction to RCD principles and provides tools to help educators become masters of challenging student discipline moments with younger children.

Angela Thompson will discuss two key components of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline model – including “Give ‘em Five” guided conversations and the Response-Ability Process for de-escalating problem behavior.  Traditional disciplinary systems, incentive programs and time-based consequences do little to help students become more responsible for decisions they make or to encourage them to take ownership of their own academic success.  Ms. Thompson will provide school-proven methods for modifying long-term behavior with younger students and building a responsible school culture.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • The contrast between obedience-based discipline and Responsibility-Centered Discipline
  • How to build foundations for change in younger students
  • The competing discipline theories in most schools
  • Disciplinary “Dos” and “Don’ts” for younger students
  • How to use the “Give ’em Five” approach to deal with elementary discipline situations of varying intensity levels
  • Tips for using the Response-Ability Process to de-escalate challenging moments with young students.

This informative webinar will provide handouts and activities to help attendees process learning and implement these new practices with young students.

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 via the email address provided at registration.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
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  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Angela Thompson, 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
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Grade Levels: K-6

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Grade Levels: K-6

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Angela Thompson, M.Ed.
About the Presenter

Angela Thompson, M.Ed., is the co-creator of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program, as well as a Certified Master Trainer. She is also co-author of Give ‘em Five: A Five-Step Approach to Handling Challenging Moments with Students (K-6 and 6-12). She has nearly 20 years of experience in elementary education as a classroom teacher. Although she enjoys the opportunity to travel throughout the United States to train fellow educators, she misses the excitement of being in the classroom. Angela brings her knowledge and passion for working with young children to RCD. She has experienced firsthand how Give ‘em Five conversations and the Response-Ability Process can transform classrooms and help even the toughest young students.