This workshop is very popular with educators and designed to connect with The Early Years Learning Framework, particularly Quality Area 5, Standards 5.1 and 5.2. They are also very popular with primary school teacher aides.
The objectives of the behaviour workshop are to:
Provide a deeper understanding of persistent challenging behaviour and why it occurs
Provide easy to use prevention and intervention tools
Provide proactive strategies to prevent unwanted behaviour
Discuss ways as a team on how to manage unwanted behaviour
The structure of the workshop focuses on core evidence based behaviour modification concepts. These include:
Understanding behaviour – what are the needs of the child and what is the child trying to communicate to us through challenging behaviour?
Understanding the function of behaviour – what is the child getting out of engaging in the behaviour and why?
Unseen factors that influence behaviour – are there underlying issues that are being ignored and need to be considered?
Managing stress in the classroom – according to research, 65% of early learning educators find their role moderately to highly stressful. Further research has found a direct correlation between teacher stress and challenging child behaviour.
After presenting these concepts, we discuss and problem solve behaviours in your centre. From the concepts presented above, we discuss ideas to prevent and/or modify the behaviour. Case based discussions allow the opportunity for critical reflection of behaviour management practices and are very practical.
There is quite a bit of flexibility on how the workshop can be delivered. A workshop is two hours long and I can work around the ELC/School timetable - a popular time for early learning centres has been from 6:15pm to 8:15pm. The cost is $350.00 per centre.
About Jay Beckley MEdPsych(Hons), Psychologist
I am a registered psychologist. I have over 13 years of experience in mental health and special education and have a Master’s degree in Educational Psychology. I have undergone advanced training in behavioural and psychological assessment and intervention and I’m a full member of the Australian Psychological Society.
I provide support to parents and teachers of children from ages three to 21 years who display all kinds of behaviours from aggression, anger, school refusal and sleep issues. I also support children with mental health issues such as depression and anxiety as well as those that have developmental disabilities such as Down Syndrome, ADHD and Autism Spectrum disorder.
The Next Step:
"Thoroughly enjoyed Jay Beckley’s presentation. I will take a lot from this presentation back to school".
"It was great as it reinforced things happening in the classroom and gave ways to improve what we are doing".
"As I am new to Teacher Aiding I found the day very informative. I have new knowledge to work with. It also reinforced what we are doing".
"Understanding behaviour, tools to help understand behaviour. Awareness of the ABC model. Management of behaviours – very helpful".
"It was my first PD session and it was amazing. So informative and helpful".
"Good insight to behaviours and ways to manage".
"Insight into different behaviour issues. Gained knowledge to tackle different issues in the classroom".
"A number of strategies to help with some behaviour issues".
"Better understanding about how to manage behaviour".
"Loved how Jay got us involved – hands on doing the case study. Really enjoyed his behaviour session".
"Understanding behaviour was informative & enjoyed the self-esteem talk".
"A lot of insight & understanding into both unwanted persistent behaviour – key – not to manage but rather function (why) behaviour".
"A better understanding of how to manage and most of all prevent challenging behaviour".
"Learnt some new skills on how to manage student behaviours".
"Realize that we need to think about our response to the behaviour so it doesn’t escalate".
"When working with students have more awareness and understanding when met with challenging behaviours".