Presentation Description:

Have you had a student who challenged your instructional authority?  Have you experienced a student who is wrong but insists they are correct?  Ever wonder how you can manage that student who constantly disrupts class conversation?  Engaging, as well as interactive role-plays will be used to illustrate these common disruptive student behaviors.  More importantly, participants will be provided with simple, yet effective strategies for managing these frustrating and distracting student behaviors.

Type of Session:  Breakout session

Intended Audience:  Educators

Presentation Length:  60 – 90 minutes

NCCP Category:  Individual Component

Presentation Objectives:

  • Participants will be able to discuss the primary motivators which cause students to exhibit common disruptive behaviors.
  • Participants will be able to identify common types of disruptive student behaviors.
  • Participants will be able to implement simple, yet effective strategies to manage common disruptive student behaviors.
  • Participants will be able to describe how these instructional strategies will improve their classroom management for disruptive student behaviors.

What makes me qualified to present this topic?

  • Lead Instructor for one of the largest accredited paramedic programs in the Rocky Mountain Region. Personally, teach 2-4 times a week to over 70 paramedic candidates annually.
  • Based upon my experience as an educator I frequently encounter difficult student behavior. Through trial and error, along with knowledge acquired during my master’s degree in adult education, I developed strategies to manage difficult student behavior.  I implement these strategies almost every time I teach.
  • Author a bi-monthly column for EMS educators in called “Educator’s Edge.” An article on this subject will be published in February 2020.