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Support Strategies to Address Challenging Behaviors When Plans Are Not Working

Monday, February 28, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Best Guide for How to Address Intense Challenging Behaviors

Presented by Dr. Angela Searcy, Author, Educational Consultant, and Adjunct Faculty, Erikson Institute
Moderated by Raven Griffin, Marketing Manager, Kaplan Early Learning Company

Sponsored by Kaplan Early Learning Company

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Are challenging behavior interventions not working? Join Dr. Angela Searcy, author of Push Past It! A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors, as she shares the best guide for how to address intense challenging behaviors in early learning environments.

According to a report from The Center for Public Education, the greatest struggle for educators is not learning a new skill, but in implementing that new skill. Why? If there is a lack of structure, personalization, and adequate communication on what, when, and how to implement new skills within a center or early learning environment, then there is a less likely chance for that skill to be successfully put into practice. As a result, educators and children can feel stranded or unsupported. This is especially true when it comes to techniques for addressing challenging behaviors.

In order for both educators and children to be supported, it is essential that structure is established, individual teaching style is appropriately matched with the needs of the child(ren), and communication is transparent and ongoing that speaks to the phases of implementation and the feelings associated with implementation. This edWebinar will provide educators, leaders, and coaches with concrete tools to:

  • Recognize secondary trauma, negativity, and implicit bias
  • Provide a structure or timeline for implementation grounded in evidence-based research
  • Provide a method to match the strategy to individual needs of students and caregivers
  • Explore how even good strategies have phases of implementation that impact the entire classroom and outline what to expect at each phase and what to do when strategies do not work
  • Identify Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports that can scaffold the varying needs of individual children throughout the school day

This edWebinar will be of interest to PreK-3 teachers, librarians, and school and district leaders. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentation.


Angela SearcyAbout the Presenter

Dr. Angela Searcy is an educational consultant and seminar leader at Erikson Institute and the owner and founder of Simple Solutions Educational Services, a professional development company. She holds a B.A. in English and secondary education, an M.S. in early childhood development from Erikson Institute, and a doctorate in education. Her research revolves around brain-based learning as assessed by The Classroom Assessment Scoring System (or CLASS) and its correlation to aggressive behaviors in Head Start Preschool Classrooms. An educator since 1990, Dr. Searcy has experience as a teacher at all levels of education and as a development therapist through the early intervention system of Illinois. Dr. Searcy is also an adjunct instructor at Erikson Institute, a professional development provider for Teaching Strategies, LLC, and the Bureau of Education and Research, an affiliate trainer for Teachstone, and the author of Push Past-It! A Positive Approach to Challenging Classroom Behaviors. A former neuro-developmental specialist, Dr. Searcy has specialized training in neuroscience and is a candidate in Erikson Institute’s Infant Mental Health Certificate Program.


Raven GriffinAbout the Moderator

Raven Griffin is a Classroom Management for Early Learning edWebinar and community host. Raven is the marketing manager for Kaplan Early Learning Company with a passion for early education and advocacy.


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