Schools are overwhelmed with daily disruptive, threatening, and unsafe behaviors. It's difficult to know how to support students in a stressful situation while also navigating revisions in exclusionary practices, discipline, and suspensions.
Tired of being told to increase rewards, only to find challenging behavior continues the very next school day?
This is why I have created a training called
"Respond Without Rewards"
This is for educators needing a framework for understanding challenging behavior and practical steps on how to respond.
The Problem With Rewards
Why Behavior Happens
What is Your Role?
How to Respond
This 1:1 session is all of my best work into one 75-minute session! This training is designed for school administrators, behavior support educators, school psychologists, school counselors, or teachers who are unsure how to interpret challenging behavior and need a framework for responding to unexpected, highly disruptive, threatening, or unsafe behavior in schools. We cover the problem with rewards and dive deep into what you can do when you see challenging behavior.
Whether you are experienced or new to education, you will highly benefit from having practical steps outside of the common advice to "find what motivates the student," "build a relationship," and "use more positive reinforcement."
75 minute training session
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How to Take Meaningful Behavior Data
Behavior Breakdown & Response Planning
School-Wide Safety Protocols
Creating Confident Teachers & Teacher Buy-In
60 minute guided workshop
Feedback & Follow Up
Do you need to debrief your situation with someone who has been there? Think of this as a refreshing fireside chat
Share your story
Discuss obstacles & support gaps
Leave the session with new knowledge about your topic and a list of practical next steps to help you navigate your unique situation.
I'm a school behavior specialist, Title 1 schools instructor,
wife of a firefighter, and toddler mom. My absolute passion is helping educators reclaim their classrooms by knowing exactly how to respond to challenging behavior when they see it.
Educators are the most creative individuals I have ever met.
Using behavioral science and what I've learned as an advocate for students and teachers, my approach will give you a refreshing perspective on behavior.
You can finally design a classroom cadence and routine that works for you and the specific students you serve.
Have meaningful behavior data to bring to your next parent meeting!
Give your teachers a new framework for debriefing their school day
Anticipate your teacher's challenges before they happen and have supports ready for them to use
Feel accomplished leaving work each day, knowing your students are making progress and learning essential communication and advocacy skills
Start seeing behavior as an opportunity, not another obstacle
you don't need to have it all figured out. you just need to commit to seeing each new challenge
as an opportunity for growth
stay curious about what is working and find ways to support moments of turbulence in your school day
simple yet effective ways to respond to challenging behavior when it happens
how to interpret challenging behavior in schools and clarify your exact role
Spencer enables people to feel confident in their own abilities and adds tools and tricks along the way. She approached each case and child with a clean slate to better understand the “why” behind the behavior.
Spencer was always calm and reassuring in the biggest crisis and always found a way to bring the joy in. She was a very good listener. Validates how your learners feel (adults and kids) and also challenges them. People want to build capacity for her.
Spencer supported me with debriefing after intense behavior escalations and helped me navigate the school systems as a whole during my first year in the district.
Spencer always had a smile on her face - even in the tough days.
No matter the position, you treated everyone as an equal. Spencer not only already possess a lot of knowledge in behavior intervention, she also strived to learn more.
Skills Spencer has taught me have carried over from my experience as a paraeducator, to my work as psychiatric counselor at an inpatient hospital, and finally with my career as a high school teacher working with students from the hospital. Working in these higher acuity settings, skills I learned from Spencer are helpful in not only defusing dangerous situations but also in adding that level of confidence that is so important.