Learning Opportunity

Understanding Behaviors: Decoding Dysregulated vs. Disruptive

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Facilitator: Kelly Maxwell
Date:April 11, 2024
Time:4:30 pm to 5:30 pm MTN
No Charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 24-MH-359
Focus: Mental Health and Wellness

Target Audience

Teachers, Educational/Instructional Assistants, Administrators

About this Learning Opportunity

Are you tired of viewing all behaviors as intentional choices made by children (and even some adults)? Dealing with challenging behaviors can be draining, and sometimes it feels like you're being targeted. But here's a fresh perspective: let's explore how anger might be a mask for deeper emotions. In this session, you'll embark on a journey to discover a new way of interpreting, reflecting, and responding to behaviors. Prepare to be challenged as we encourage you to consider that what you hear and see may be a cry for help or understanding. Learn the invaluable skill of listening with compassionate curiosity. It won't be easy, but the rewards are truly worth it! Together, let's unlock the transformative power of empathy and create a more supportive environment for all.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • 2. Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • 4. Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • 2. Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • 3. Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

About the Facilitator

Kelly Maxwell

Kelly Maxwell has a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Education from the University of Alberta and has been an elementary school teacher for 32 years. She has also completed training in the teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT Skills.  

Kelly is passionate about sharing DBT-informed skills with educators because of how they transformed her... Read more »