All misbehaviours are a form of communication. It is important for educators to understand the motivations behind all forms of disruptive behaviours so that appropriate strategies can be meted out to manage them. Discipline is not something we do to students, but rather a behaviour which students can acquire through respectful and responsible strategies while dealing with their unmet needs.
Through this workshop, participants will discover the various types of disruptive behaviours, and the motivations behind these disruptions. Understanding the motivations is useful when devising follow-up strategies or long term plans to help learners manage their own behaviours. Participants will be introduced to strategies such as preventive procedures to prevent disruptive behaviours and “moment-of-disruptions” strategies to quickly and easily manage disruptive behaviours.