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What You Will Learn

With the increasing budget demands on every school system, educational professionals cannot rely on alternative placements or special programs in response to students who habitually exhibit disturbing behavior.  Unfortunately educators often unwittingly contribute to dysfunctional behavior by making critical mistakes in their instructional approaches to these difficult students.

This presentation by Dr. Ed Orszulak will highlight powerful strategies that enable educators to transform students who can drain the spirit of even the most passionate educator.   These powerful strategies have been developed on certain fundamental principles of effective instructional relationships.  Understanding these strategies will build immediate competence – and confidence – in educators to be able to handle even the most difficult student challenge. 

This informative webinar is based upon Dr. Orszulak’s research and experience as a principal, consultant, university instructor and national speaker.  The session will draw upon his book, The Redemption Approach: 5 Timeless Principles for Re-Engaging Tough Kids in School as well new material for a book currently in development.

This 90-minute research-based webinar will:

  • Help educators avoid critical mistakes which can actually escalate a negative situation
  • Deliver a clear  understanding of strategic applications for control during various phases of disturbing behavior
  • Provide specific, ready-to-use strategies, modifications and accommodations to avoid or de-escalate crisis, disruption and defiance
  • Help educators develop responsive instructional zones to build and rebuild effective learning relationships with students
  • Assist educators in maintaining a sense of self-efficacy and self-esteem when working with tough students in both general and special education settings
  • Give educators a sense of hope and positivism that can transform their careers
  • Link the important elements embedded in Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports, Data-Driven Decision-Making and Relationship-Driven Classroom Management

Webinar Highlights:

  • 3 Critical Mistakes Educators Make When Dealing With Difficult and Disruptive Students
    • Universal Design
    • Universal Understanding
    • Universal Application
  • How These Mistakes Play Out In Each Domain
    • Academic Domain
    • Organizational Domain
    • Social Domain
  • Sustaining the Spirit
  • The Alarmist Mentality
  • Confrontation – The Egocentric Conflict
  • Phases of Disburbing Behavior
  • A Framework for Response
  • Marzano…Research Bias
  • De-escalation Techniques
  • The Redemption Approach
    • 5 Timeless Principles
  • 6 Tranformational Strategies
  • Helpful Activities


You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.


Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Ed Orszulak, Ph.D. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.


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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.
$295

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

PRE-RECORDED
Grade Levels: K-12

PRE-RECORDED
Grade Levels: K-12

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Ed Orszulak, Ph.D.
About the Presenter

Ed Orszulak, Ph. D. is a school principal and educational consultant with over 30 years experience working with students who exhibit disturbing behavior. He is the author of The Redemption Approach...5 Timeless Principles to Re-Engage Tough Kids in School offering a fresh approach to managing and helping students who are resistant or non-responsive to more traditional forms of discipline and direction in schools. In addition, Ed also works as an adjunct professor helping professionals understand and deliver effective instructional techniques of impact and influence with tough kids. Educators, parents, professionals, and especially children continue to benefit from his insight, experience and common sense approach to transformational instruction.

The essence of Ed\\\'s research and practice have taken him around the country focusing on the reduction of school violence, engagement and re-engagement of disenfranchised youth, and effective instructional practice to meet the needs of even your toughest students.