Behavior Management Basics


2/6/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

2/6/2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

In collaboration with the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) 

Thursday, Feb. 6
4-5 p.m. ET


This webinar is for any teacher who wants to spend more time teaching and less time addressing students’ challenging behaviors. You’ll get a quick, practical review of positive behavioral techniques that can be applied to behaviors ranging from low-level distractions to angry or aggressive outbursts. Cheryl George, a behavioral consultant, will discuss the communicative functions of student behaviors and describe positive strategies for each type, differentiated for students of various ages. You’ll learn to design group and individualized contingencies, and discuss when to use each. Productive and unproductive uses of praise will be addressed, along with the effects of physical room arrangement on behavior.

Learner Outcomes:

After completing this program, you will be able to:

  • State four guidelines for physical room arrangement to reduce disruptive behavior
  • Identify whether challenging behaviors are intended to gain attention or avoid a task or person
  • Describe at least one positive behavioral strategy associated with each function
  • Articulate an example and a non-example of the correct use of praise in modifying behavior
  • Give examples of group and individualized contingencies


Cheryl GeorgeCheryl George earned her B.S. in Education from Texas Christian University, and her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Texas, with an emphasis on emotional and behavioral disorders. She is a former special education teacher who now works as a professor at Lebanon Valley College (LVC) in Annville, Pennsylvania, where she co-chairs the Department of Teacher Education and directs the special education major. In addition, Dr. George teaches courses in special education and supervises student teachers. Her research interests include promoting successful school experiences for children with emotional and behavioral disorders and promoting fitness for children and youth with disabilities. George is the Past President of the International Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders, a division of the Council for Exceptional Children. She advises the LVC Student Chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children.