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What is it About Me You Don’t Like?

Practical Classroom Management Strategies to Minimize Challenging Behaviours

Presented by Kathy Morris, M.Ed.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019  |  Ottawa, on

!  Important Notice:

This event has been cancelled.

Date & Location

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 – Tuesday, May 7, 2019

9:00am – 4:00pm

Holiday Inn – Ottawa East

1199 Joseph Cyr St., Ottawa, ON

phone:  613.744.1060

fax:  613.744.7076

website:  www.chimohotelottawa.com

 Full map & directions

Workshop Description

Quality indicators for an effective classroom include: teacher behaviour (tone of voice, volume, cadence, verbal and nonverbal communication, paraverbals), environment (physical structure, schedules, routines, expectations), instruction (boring vs. stimulating, age appropriate vs. non-age appropriate, hands-on), and student behaviour (function of behaviour-attention, power, revenge, avoidance). This course is based on current research that supports how the brain responds to these indicators, especially when a student is in crisis, as well as current research on mental health. This is not a “sit and get” seminar. Demonstrations, real life videos, practice, sharing, movement and time for reflection will be provided.

Workshop Topics:

Agenda & Learning Objectives

  • Targeting Diverse Learners in the Classroom- Who Are They? Why These Strategies are for All Students
  • Critical Components, Teacher Behaviour, Teaching the Way They Learn


  • Classroom Environment
  • Positive Behaviour Supports

Lunch Break

  • Meaningful Instruction and Learning Strategies
  • Student Behaviour
  • Functions of Behaviour
  • Complete Program Evaluations

Learning Objectives

  1. Identify target behaviors that are developmental and will most likely go away vs behaviors that will most likely continue to get worse over time
  2. Identify effective communication strategies from ineffective ones in order to minimize undesirable behaviours
  3. Demonstrate the ability to design a classroom that promotes goals of intended instruction for different areas of the room
  4. Demonstrate the ability to design stimulating lessons that engage diverse learners
  5. Adequately demonstrate power struggle avoidance techniques with students exhibiting challenging behaviors Identify the functions of a student’s behavior by focusing on one’s own reaction to the behavior
  6. Describe how to troubleshoot breakdowns in your own classroom, school or therapy environment
  7. Identify 3 visual tools you can use to help minimize disruptive behaviours

Continuing Education Credits

This workshop has been formally approved by the following associations:
  • Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation (CACCF)
  • Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA)
  • Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)
  • Canadian Vocational Rehabilitation Association (VRA)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission (EACC)
  • Indigenous Certification Board of Canada (ICBOC)
  • Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association (OEATA)

† The Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers (NLASW) accept CPA-approved CEUs.

* Participants will receive a certificate of completion after every workshop. Workshops are pre-approved for 5.5 or 6 credits per day unless otherwise specified.

Your Presenter(s)

Kathy Morris, M.Ed.

Kathy Morris, M.Ed., has been a speech therapist, teacher for self-contained programs (including students with autism, severe behavioural difficulties, and cerebral palsy), resource teacher and first grade teacher. She was also a diagnostician/supervisor for all grade levels. She was a LIFE Skills/autism/ behaviour/assistive technology consultant at a Texas education service center before leaving to start her own business in 1999. Her business, igivuWings, has reached families and educators throughout the world,. Kathy has had over 42 years of experience working with children and adolescents with severe behavioural difficulties.

Who Should Attend

Education and Clinical Professionals: All education and mental health or healthcare professionals who work with children or youth including, but not limited to K–12 Classroom Teachers, School Counsellors, Learning Assistance/Resource Teachers, School Administrators, School Paraprofessionals including Special Education Assistants, Classroom Assistants and Childcare Workers • All other professionals who support behavioural challenges and complex learning needs including but not limited to: Nurses, Social Workers, Psychologists, Clinical Counsellors, Family Therapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech Language Pathologists, Addiction Counsellors, Youth Workers, Mental Health Workers, Probation Officers and Community Police Officers.

Recommended Accommodation

Holiday Inn – Ottawa East

1199 Joseph Cyr St., Ottawa, ON

phone:  613.744.1060

fax:  613.744.7076

website:  www.chimohotelottawa.com

 Full map & directions

Our rates:

To make a reservation please email salesmngr@hiottawaeast.com or contact the hotel directly at 613.744.1060

Rooms are a standard room with one or two queen beds for $139.00 plus tax

*please note, room reservations are subject to availability*

When booking hotel rooms, ask for the Jack Hirose and Associates corporate rate. To receive our corporate rate, rooms must be booked one month prior to the workshop date. Please keep in mind hotel rates may fluctuate.

Registration & Fees

Registration Early bird Fee Regular Fee
Individual Enrolment $249 $269
Group 3-7 $234 $254
Group 8-14 $219 $239
Group 15+ $204 $224
Full-Time Student $204 $224
2 Day Option: Attend Both Kathy Morris Workshops
Individual Enrolment $449 $469
Group 3-7 $429 $449
Group 8-14 $409 $429
Group 15+ $389 $409
Full-Time Student $389 $409

All fees are in Canadian dollars ($CAD).

Fees do not include applicable taxes (13% HST).

Early bird cutoff date: April 24, 2019
To receive the early bird rate, registration and payment must be received by Wednesday, April 24, 2019.

Please review our Registration Terms and Conditions for information on our cancellation policy, payment policies, rebates, and more. You must agree to our Terms and Conditions to register for a workshop or conference.

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