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Planning for and managing aggressive, argumentative and non-compliant students is perhaps the most stressful demand on the 21st Century teacher. Yet, how much do we know about what drives this behaviour and what works?

Do Zero Tolerance and Get-Tough strategies deliver a safer and calmer classroom or do we need to differentiate and individualise our discipline planning?

This workshop will explore how to effectively manage very difficult students through evidence-based research and practice. The skills, knowledge, and understandings covered in this workshop will include:

· Understand and explore the biology and biography of difficult students - Why students refuse and rebel

· Learn how to recover the hard class when all feels lost - Making the rules fair and repairing relationships

· Develop a framework of explicit discipline practice across all classrooms - What do we do? Why do we do it? Is it effective?

· Understand how to challenge anti-social behaviour and change the conversation - clever strategies that work

· Learn more strategies to manage students with Asperger's and conduct disorders - doing the right thing at the right time

· Apply life span development, brain science, and attachment theory to our understanding of what makes difficult students difficult - why kids say 'no'


Completing Responding to Extreme Behaviours will contribute 2 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered PD addressing 1.1.2; 3.5.2; 4.1.2; 4.3.2; from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Please email Marie-Claude Guilbault on or call 1800 467 943 or 02 8202 8900 if you are not able to use RSVP button.




12 Aug 2020


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm