Prevent disruptive behavior before it occurs!
Are you a veteran teacher seeing more challenging behavior in your early childhood setting these days? Are you a new teacher who feels unprepared to deal with disruptive behavior? Are you frustrated by the amount of time you spend during the day on behavior management -- i.e., trying to keep children from bouncing off the walls?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're not alone...and this course is for you!
"How to Keep "Em Off the Walls” gives you solid, proven methods to prevent behavior challenges before they disrupt your setting. It also shows you how to create a calmer, happier learning environment.
Children will develop friendlier feelings toward you and each other!
This course will share how you can:
- Create a sense of community among children – vital if you want to avoid challenging behavior.
- Show children the good feelings that come from working toward a common purpose or goal.
- Foster self-regulation in a way children will enjoy!
- Prevent restlessness with brain breaks.
- Promote a sense of calm with relaxation exercises -- more important than ever!
Children will retain their natural love of learning!
Learning modules include easy-to-implement sample activities and “Curriculum Connectors” so you can understand and explain why the children aren’t “just playing.”
Now with a new section!
Since its original release in 2019, this course has been updated and expanded to include a section on trauma-informed teaching. Covid has affected the lives not just of adults but of children as well. Their routines and social interactions have been upended, and their families' stress levels are likely to have soared. Anxiety in children often results in misbehavior. So, this course now also looks at trauma's effect on behavior, and at how you can help children heal.
This course is for you if you are:
- an early childhood professional working with children ages 2 to 6
- a teacher in a public or private preschool or kindergarten
- a childcare provider in a center- or home-based setting
.2 CEUs available!: Upon receipt of your certificate of completion, request it and you'll be given a link where, for a small additional fee, you can receive your CEUs.
GROUP RATES are available for staff development! Email [email protected]
Rae Pica is an education consultant specializing in the development and education of the whole child. A former adjunct instructor with the University of New Hampshire, she is the author of 21 books, including What If Everybody Understood Child Development?: Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's Lives and What If We Taught the Way Children Learn?: More Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's Lives. Rae is known for her lively and informative keynotes and professional development trainings, presented both virtually and live, and has shared her expertise with such groups as the Sesame Street Research Department, the Head Start Bureau, Centers for Disease Control, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues, Bright Horizons, and schools and resource and referral agencies throughout the country.
Rae is most proud of her passionate defense of childhood.
"Thank you so much. We are all in love with this program!"
~ Anita Byers, Preschool Director
"I just completed your course and thoroughly enjoyed it. Loved all the different games and exercises and I can't wait to use them in my class."
~ Jenny Vanderpoel
"I truly loved the content and presentation!"
~ Christine Ashman, KinderCare Center Director
"I’ve definitely enjoyed the course information and learning new ideas and strategies to keep the interaction positive for everyone."
~ Sydnee Lambert
"Loved it all and the resources offered."
~ Kelley Glore
"I just got done watching a video of you...talking about approaches to challenging behavior, and I have to say my hand hurts from taking so many notes."
~ Sheila R. Torio, Early Childhood Consultant
"I really love your curriculum 👍👍👍❤️"
~ Woranart Raksakulthai, Thailand
"I enjoyed taking Rae Pica's course on challenging behaviors. It was very informative. I like how the content ideas were related to the curriculum. I feel the calming methods were the most important to have a successful classroom. I highly reccommend the course.
~ Leah Falkowski, Early Childhood Teacher
Frequently Asked Questions
As a result of the self-regulation, calming and cooperative skills you’ve offered the children, they will have friendlier feelings toward you and toward each other. In this new, more positive environment, children will have added time to learn and will retain their natural love of learning. And you’ll be much less stressed and can rekindle your love of children and teaching!