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Discipline, 2018 Style: The Good News About Bad Behavior
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When: 02/19/2019
9:30 am to 12:00 pm
Where: Green Acres School
11701 Danville Drive
Rockville, Maryland  20852
United States

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Category: Direct Instruction and Hands-on  


Classroom management is a perennial topic on professional development schedules because as our students change, the methods that work best to keep them learning-focused have changed. In this 2.5 hour workshop, Katherine Reynolds Lewis will review her findings from her new book, The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids are Less Disciplined Than Ever - And What To Do About it! and will lead us through hands-on role playing activities designed to give us tools to use in our classrooms right away.


Come learn:


•How social media, increased pressure on academics and extracurricular, and lack of responsibilities and connection to their family and community has contributed to a rising incidence of behavioral and mood disorders—such as anxiety and depression—in young people. 
• The newest findings about how the adult-child relationship influences the development of the brain’s ability to self-regulate and how we inadvertently “teach” kids anxiety, fear, depression, and stress

• How reflective listening—restating what you’re hearing from students and asking for confirmation or clarification—is a great way to get more information about why that child is misbehaving and what’s really going on.

• How teachers can deal with disruptive and defiant children, and the problem with imposing “incentives” and “consequences” on children who have not yet developed the brain function to control their behavior.

•One winning approach to managing classroom behavior that relies on nurturing strong relationships, especially with disruptive children, giving kids a central role in solving their problems, and prioritizing each student’s challenges to tackle one by one.

• How to enlist parents as allies and create a workable partnership, even for the most challenging children in your classroom. 

•How the PAX classroom game can help children work together as a group to encourage more productive, orderly behavior—in some classrooms, it effectively eliminates symptoms of ADHD.

AIMS Members: $50 (through February 5th) or $60 (After February 5th)
NON AIMS Members: $70 (through February 5th) or $80 (After February 5th)

Please note that NO REFUNDS will be issued for cancellations for this class after February 9th. 



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Presenter Info:

Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning independent journalist, author and speaker based in the Washington D.C. area. Her book, The Good News About Bad Behavior (PublicAffairs, April 2018), explains why modern kids are so undisciplined and tells the stories of innovators who are rebuilding lost self-control, resolving family conflict and changing the trajectory of young lives. Katherine is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program in Kensington, Maryland.


Katherine contributes to The Atlantic online, Fortune magazine, USA Today’s magazine group, the Washington Post and Working Mother magazine. Her byline has also appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek, MSN Money, Money, the New York Times, Parade, Slate, and the Washington Post Magazine. As a national reporter for Bloomberg News, Katherine covered everything from labor, agriculture, finance, media and technology policy to Congress and the White House. .Her story for Mother Jones magazine about school discipline went viral after it was published in July 2015, becoming the site’s most-viewed piece.


In two decades as a journalist, Katherine’s work has won recognition from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Chicago Headline Club.


Katherine graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a bachelor’s degree in physics. She and her husband Brian are the proud parents of three children.


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