Increase Positive Behaviors

Behavior Training Series

All students need behavior support to optimize learning and well-being. Fostering positive behaviors, decreasing behaviors that interfere with learning, and maximizing both student and educator success requires a holistic approach…

It requires:

  • Understanding factors that impact student and adult behavior
  • Creating a positive classroom and school environment
  • Teaching students behavior skills that promote their success
  • Using effective classroom management strategies
70% of teachers report a recent increase in disruptive behavior in the classroom

Training Activities


Interactive modules that promote active learning with embedded checks for comprehension.

Reflect and Connect

Activities that foster self-awareness, skill development, and action including reflection and discussion questions, and goal setting for success.


Activities that support practical application of evidence-based strategies.

Dive Deeper

Activities that enhance implementation and collaboration.

Behavior Training Topics

Understanding Behavior

Early Elementary Development

Focus on early elementary aged children and the key areas of development that impact abilities, thinking, mood, behavior, and wellness.

Upper Elementary Development

Address upper elementary aged children and the key areas of development that impact abilities, thinking, mood, behavior, and wellness.

Middle School Development

Discover the many developmental changes that occur for students during the middle school years.

High School Development

Examine how development for high school aged students is highlighted by relationships, independence, and decision making.

Trauma Impacts Behavior

Receive guidance on how traumatic experiences can impact behavioral learning and behavioral presentation.

Mental Health Impacts Behavior

Review a working model for mental health symptom impact on behavior and decision making

How Developmental Disabilities Impact Behavior

Explore developmental disabilities and the ways in which these paths of development and the related behaviors impact functioning and abilities

Understanding How Bullying Impacts Behavior

Learn how bullying may impact the behavior of students who are or have been bullied and students who witness incidents of bullying, as well as a greater understanding of students who engage in bullying behavior.

Factors that Impact Educator Behavior

Discover various factors that may affect how an educator interacts with students, and perceive and respond to student behavior, including stress, trauma and burnout.

Implicit Bias

Implicit biases are attitudes or stereotypes that are activated unconsciously and involuntarily. Gain an overview of implicit bias and how it impacts student learning and wellness, including strategies for recognizing and correcting for implicit biases.

Compassion Fatigue

Recognize signs of compassion fatigue and provides strategies to prevent or recover from it.

Creating Positive Learning Environments


Examine how Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), implemented as intended, improves school climate, increases equitable learning experiences, decreases challenging behaviors, strengthens relationships and uses data to establish safe and supportive learning environments.

Supporting and Empowering Educators

Gain strategies for district and school leaders on how to better support and empower educators including teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff.

Creating a Safe and Caring School

Focus on strategies for creating a safe and caring school-wide culture where all students feel secure, valued and positively connected to others. Consider audience as front office staff, paras, non-certified, SRO, SSO.

Trauma-sensitive School

Discover best practices for implementing and supporting trauma-sensitive practices school-wide. Consider audience as front office staff, paras, non-certified, SRO, SSO.

Safe and Caring Classroom

Explore strategies to develop a safe and caring classroom where all students feel secure, valued and positively connected to others.

Trauma-sensitive Classroom

Learn evidence-based instructional practices that are responsive to students who have experienced trauma.

Classroom Management Systems

Receive an overview of preventative, evidence-based instructional practices for creating and managing an engaging, safe and predictable learning environment.

Effective Feedback and Reinforcement Systems

Develop effective feedback and reinforcement systems to motivate positive student behavior and build student self-efficacy while building and maintaining positive relationships.

Teaching Behavior Skills


Explore calming strategies to teach students for their social, emotional, and behavioral well-being and improvement.


Learn how to identify students who may benefit from learning self-monitoring skills, and strategies for how to teach self-monitoring skills effectively.


Gain an overview of evidence-based strategies that promote student agency and intrinsic motivation towards their own learning over time.

Time Management

Receive strategies to support students ability to prioritize and accomplish activities throughout their day.


Focus on evidence-based strategies and techniques for supporting student development in the area of organization.


Discover planning skills students need in order to complete tasks including identifying and prioritizing tasks, accurately estimating the time and effort needed to complete the tasks and steps to completing tasks on time.


Understand strategies for developing students concentration skills within an educational environment.

Conflict Resolution

Gain strategies on how to teach students to manage their own conflicts and strengthen their problem-solving abilities.


Explore the importance of fostering cooperation in the classroom and provide you with the tools and strategies to create a collaborative learning environment.


Learn an overview on the importance of teaching respect as a part of the classroom management system.

Asking for Help

Focus on strategies for helping students to identify when and whom to ask for assistance, and ways they can ask for help effectively.

Managing Behavior

Establishing and Teaching Routines

Discover how to develop classroom routines that are clear and predictable, apply across settings, relate to community norms and are purposeful.

Setting and Teaching Expectations

Focus on strategies for developing expectations that are clear and predictable, apply across settings, relate to community norms and are purposeful.

Developing and Teaching Classroom Agreements

Address strategies for developing classroom rules that are clear and predictable, apply across settings, relate to community norms and are purposeful.

Effective Transitions

Learn how to create effective transitions to promote safety, predictability, and structure as a Tier 1 strategy and contains tips for effective transitions for students receiving Tier 2 and Tier 3 intervention.

Behavior Specific Feedback

Providing effective feedback is one of the most important components to teaching and maintaining desired behaviors for learning. Review strategies and examples of how to deliver feedback that reinforces expected behaviors.

Class-wide Group Contingencies

Class-wide group contingencies are an effective and efficient alternative to individual reinforcement systems to reinforce expected behaviors, build relationships and develop classroom community.

Individualized Reinforcement

Gain an introduction and practice in individual reinforcement to promote positive behavior and reinforce positive change.

PreCorrection and Prompting

Discover different ways to provide prompts and assist students proactively, so as to prevent and decrease the occurrence of behaviors that interfere with learning.

Active Supervision

Learn strategies, such as moving, scanning and interacting, to actively supervise and engage with students in the classroom, leading to increased on-task behavior, timely response to behavioral or academic errors, and increased teacher-student interaction.

Physical Classroom Arrangement

Focus on strategies for minimizing physical barriers to instructional and classroom community engagement, decrease interfering behaviors and promote on-task learning.

Visual Supports

Receive an overview of different types and examples of visual prompts and cues that support student focus and learning.

Opportunities to Respond

Develop strategies to increase relevant and accessible classroom activities to keep all student engaged, including opportunities to respond which means providing various ways for students to respond to instruction and assessment that meets their learning needs.

Daily Check-Ins

Learn the benefits of daily check-ins with students and provides practice and planning to implement daily check-ins for student wellbeing.

Affective Statements

Gain an introduction and practice in using affective statements to promote positive student-teacher relationships, student-peer relationships, conflict resolution, and social-emotional wellbeing.

Affective Questions

Examine strategies on how to ask questions that prompt students to think about their behavior, how it impacted others, and what can be done to repair the harm and restore relationships.

Error Correction

Error Correction is one strategy used to respond to inappropriate or interfering behavior. Receive guidance and examples for applying error correction to decrease interfering behaviors while maintaining a positive relationship with students.

Planned Ignoring

Understand how to effectively use planned ignoring as a response to behavioral errors when the student's motivation is to seek attention.

Vulnerable Decision Points and Neutralizing Routines

Address strategies for developing awareness of when we might be more vulnerable or likely to make decisions based on our implicit biases, current state of mind or situational factors. Strategies, or neutralizing routines, are also provided to correct for vulnerable decision points and ensure consistent and equitable responses to student behavior.

Restorative Circles

Discover strategies for teaching students effective ways to negotiate conflict, practice respectful listening and self-expression.

Restorative Conferences

Learn strategies on how to mediate dialogue between students and provide an opportunity for students to repair harm.

Verbal Deescalation

Receive guidance on key verbal and nonverbal strategies for educators to effectively respond to and assist in deescalating students.

Are You Ready to Have an Impact?


Learn key concepts and core content knowledge at your own pace. On-demand, bite-sized learning is delivered through engaging 5-7 minute videos and interactive modules. Engage in self-reflection and group discussion activities that promote your self-awareness, understanding and application of new knowledge.


Practice evidence-based strategies and interventions with fidelity. Comprehensive guides, articles and resources are provided with every module and include step-by-step instructions and guidance that empower you to implement with confidence.

Dive Deeper

Deepen your understanding of key concepts and effective implementation. Fidelity checklists, considerations and troubleshooting guides provide opportunities for open communication and productive feedback, and help you ensure that strategies and interventions are implemented with accuracy and achieve the intended impact.

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