From Expel to Excel: Positive Alternatives to Expelling At-Risk Preschool Boys
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Ruth Hanford Morhard, Author, Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in Early Childhood Settings
Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning
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Boys are expelled from preschool programs 4.5 times more often than girls. African American boys are twice as likely to be expelled as white and Latino children. Preschoolers are expelled three times as often as K-12 students. These are disturbing statistics, but early childhood educators can reduce expulsions by redirecting the aggressive behavior, tantrums and noncompliance that often lead to expulsion and classroom disruption.
In this edWebinar, Ruth Hanford Morhard, author of Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in Early Childhood Settings, will share positive alternatives to expelling preschool boys that will help these children perform better in school and in relationships. While the primary focus will be on boys, the strategies will be useful for working with all children.
Ruth will discuss the detrimental effects of the expulsion crisis on children, classrooms and communities as well as ways to manage the challenging behaviors that often lead to expulsion. She will show us how to create a classroom environment where preschool boys succeed. We will hear specific strategies for working with at-risk African American and Latino boys.
Join this live, interactive session to:
- Gain understanding of the negative effects of preschool expulsions on young boys’ learning, relationships, behavior and future success
- Learn ways to redirect challenging behaviors that lead to expulsions
- Discover the positive effects of alternates to expulsion on young boys
- Identify ways to work with parents and caregivers to prevent expulsions and support boys’ social-emotional health
- Learn how others are successfully addressing the expulsion crisis in their communities
There will be a Q&A segment after Ruth’s presentation so be sure to bring your questions. All preschool educators and administrators are invited to attend this edWebinar for a better understanding of the expulsion crisis among preschool boys and ways to reverse the trend through positive strategies for addressing challenging behaviors.
About the Presenter
Ruth Hanford Morhard is a writer, author and consultant to early childhood and philanthropic institutions. Her latest book is Wired to Move: Facts and Strategies for Nurturing Boys in Early Childhood Settings, published by Gryphon House. She also authored a Starting Point children’s book series that teaches young children resilience, including the books: Hello World for babies and infants; Exploring My World for toddlers; We Have Magic Helpers for preschoolers; and its companion book for preschool parents and teachers, Building Blocks.
She writes the blog, Raising Young Boys, hosted the edWeb webinar Boys! Boys! Boys! Why They’re Falling Behind and What to Do About It, and discusses young boys’ issues on radio, podcasts, and in workshops and presentations across the country. Currently she is working on a book about Josephine Morhard, who started boys’ baseball leagues during the Great Depression.
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