Today's classrooms are busy, dynamic and complex. As a part of staying well in the teaching profession, it is important to be able to address these more complex classrooms with confidence and successful strategies. During this workshop, I will present suggestions about setting the stage for success. Through a trauma informed lens, we will look at both the importance and the “how to” of building relationships with our students, we will look at the important features to consider in your classroom ecology and finally, we will talk about the notion that behavior is communication. There will be many strategies and resources presented in this workshop to address challenging behavior, mental health (of both yourself and your students) and self regulation strategies that you can teach both class-wide and individually to students. We will conclude the workshop with information about how the TIE-BC PSA can help to support you.
Teachers and EA's K-12
Your favorite warm beverage in your fanciest mug.
Writing utensil of your choice for notes
An open mind and lots of questions!
Regan Rankin is an inclusive educator, improvisor, presenter and mom. Regan has been a teacher for 20+ years and is currently the vice-president of Teachers of Inclusive Education BC (TIE-BC) and a learning support teacher in the North Vancouver School District (SD44). She is a passionate advocate of the notion that behavior is communication and is a creative, out of the box thinker when creating support strategies for the students and teachers she loves to support.