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It's Not Just Talk: Essential Communication Skills for Managing Oppositional Behaviors - SINGLE USER


Grades K-12

In this informative 90-minute webinar, educator and national speaker Lisa Navarra will provide practical techniques for preventing and managing problem behaviors.   Once mastered, these positive behavior supports will become the backbone of effective classroom management – drastically reducing oppositional behaviors.

It’s Not Just Talk! will address:

  • Self-Awareness
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Perception
  • Limit-Setting
  • Proxemics
  • Body Language
  • Para-Verbal Communication

This webinar will offer easy-to-implement techniques that can keep a simple directive from escalating into a teacher/student power struggle. When used properly, research has shown that such positive behavior supports can increase direct teacher instruction time as well as on-task student behavior. Educators can maximize the power of these supports by understanding the guiding forces of perception over their actions and the reactions of their students.  These communication skills will help educators to make impactful connections with students to help them maximize their academic and behavioral potential:

Learning Objectives:
Webinar attendees will:

  • Demonstrate the basics of emotional intelligence
  • Identify different perspectives of the same situation
  • Proactively use proximity to maximize nonverbal communication
  • Demonstrate Dos and Don'ts of power struggles with students
  • Consider how body language impacts behavior and actions when communicating with students
  • Examine the world of para-verbal communication
  • Create a positive environment while managing challenging behaviors

    Who Should Attend:

    • Classroom Teachers
    • Teacher Assistants
    • Paraprofessionals
    • Special Education Personnel
    • Social Workers (Beginner & Intermediate)
    • School Counselors
    • Principals
    • Other Administrators

    You Will Also Receive:

    To augment the PowerPoint™ presentation and activities, each participant will receive a (PDF) resource packet of the presentation with ideas, reproducible forms, activities and other suggested resources.

    About the Presenter:

    Lisa Navarra is the founder of Child Behavior Consulting, LLC, working to make a difference in the lives of children and to empower others through the use of knowledge and motivational techniques. She provides faculty/staff workshops and presentations locally and nationally for educators, service providers and parents. Lisa has found her passion in the education of self-awareness and effective communication skills as it relates to behavior, motivation and learning.

    Lisa continues to serve as a special education teacher, behavior specialist and crisis intervention specialist in New York. She is a certified Crisis Prevention Institute instructor and a member of the Long Island Social Emotional Literacy Forum Executive Committee. She has taught and consulted with students from preschool through high school, and has served as adjunct professor at the university level. Lisa received a proclamation from New York State Senator Caesar Trunzo for her "foresight and dedication" in the recognition of one of her several funded grants.

    Within her desire for change and growth, Lisa is actively working with state legislators to promote positive school climates, to address school mental health issues and to improve teacher preparation courses.


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