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Managing Student Behavior for Support Staff

Course Coordinator:

Lisa Thomas

About the course

This course is designed for paraprofessionals and school-related personnel who have contact with and/or are responsible for overseeing the behavior and safety of large numbers of students outside the classroom setting, whether that setting is the cafeteria, school bus, office, playground or school corridors. The course will teach school-related personnel and paraprofessionals about how to manage large groups of students as well as difficult and disruptive students.

Course Objectives:
• Establish shared understanding of how and when to define, record and collect data on negative student behavior in multiple learning environments.
• Develop strategies to support prevention and intervention strategies for students with negative behavior.
• Focus on behavior management skills for students in alternative and/or nontraditional settings.
• Learn research foundation for schoolwide behavior frameworks like positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS).

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