Teachers enrolled in this course will...


  • the typical causes for “difficult behavior.”
  • immediate reactions, short term solutions, and long term solutions to difficult behavior.
  • what a Behavior Intervention Plan is, the important elements that make up a BIP, and how they are used in schools.
  • the difference between reactive and proactive teachers.


  • that a student isn’t “difficult”; his or her behavior is.
  • that teachers can only control their own reactions to a behavior.
  • how outside stresses and childhood experiences contribute to “difficult behavior”.
  • the nature of certain disabilities such as ADD, AD/HD, LD and ODD, and how they can cause difficult behavior.
  • a teacher’s role is in designing a BIP.

and Be Able To

  • use a series of strategies designed to address certain difficult behaviors that they experience in their classrooms.
  • use immediate, short term and long term solutions to succeed with difficult behavior.
  • help design a BIP for a student who exhibits difficult behavior.
  • use techniques to develop trusting relationships with students who exhibit difficult behaviors and their families.
  • to reach out and communicate with difficult students.

and much, much more!

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