What You Will Learn

Motivation problems and behavior problems usually go hand-in-hand.  In this 90-minute webinar, Brian Mendler, co-author of Discipline with Dignity 3rd Edition, provides proven methods and strategies for inspiring motivation and improving behavior with difficult-to-reach students. 
Students misbehave for a variety of reasons seeking attention, wanting to look “cool” in front of their friends, frustrated with an absence of control, lacking a feeling of competence or belonging, and sometimes even a lack of awareness.

Principals, teachers, deans, counselors and other educators will learn the major themes of motivation and be presented with numerous practical strategies that effectively awaken student motivation and help educators manage disruptive behavior.  The presenter will explore specific triggers that lead students to become unmotivated and, most importantly, effective methods that help them make better choices. 

You will learn:

  • Underlying Causes of Student Misbehavior
  • How to Avoid Power Struggles with Student
  • Creative Classroom Strategies for Involving Uninterested Students
  • Prevention Phrases that Work     
  • Oppositional Defiance Patterns
  • 8 Steps to Diffusing any Student

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation and reproducible handouts (no additional charge) related to the presentation.

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 Brian Mendler, M.Ed. 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.

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

Grade Levels: K-12

Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Brian Mendler, M.Ed.
About the Presenter

Brian Mendler, M.Ed., trains tens of thousands of educators a year and is a highly regarded dynamic speaker. He provides staff development training for K-12 educators and youth service workers throughout the world with the focus on how to be successful with even the most difficult students. He is a certified K-12 and special education teacher with extensive experience working with challenging students in general ed, self-contained, and inclusion settings. Brian has recently authored a new book titled, That One Kid. The book provides educators with easy-to-use strategies for preventing and responding to difficult, disruptive, defiant and unmotivated behaviors. He has also authored The Taming of the Crew and co-authored Strategies for Successful Classroom Management, Power Struggles 2nd Edition, and the bestseller Discipline With Dignity 3rd Edition