Behaviour: Expect the Unexpected
Today's classrooms are busy, dynamic and complex. As a part of staying well in the teaching profession, it is important to be able to address these more complex classsrooms with confidence and successful stragies. During this workshop, I will present suggestions about setting the stage for success. We will talk about how to create a strong foundation for all students through building a successful classsroom. Through a trauma-informed lens, we will look at both the importance and the "how to" of building relationships with out students, we will look at the important features to consider in your classroom ecology and finally, we will talk about the notion that behaviour is communication. There will be many strategies and resources presented in this workshop to address challenging behaviour, mental health (of both yourself and your students) and self-regulation strategies that you can teach both classwide and individually to students.
Regan is an inclusive educator, improviser, presenter and mom. She has been an inclusive education specialist teacher for 20+ years and is currently teaching in the North Vancouver School District (SD44). She is a passionate advocate of trauma-invested practice, the notion that behaviour is communication and the importance of self-care. Regan leads with humour and is a creative, out of the box thinker when developing support strategies for the students, teachers and school teams she supports.