We have overly relied on punitive, coercive approaches to solve the puzzle of disruptive behavior. But, aha! Creating a positive school and classroom climate is a needed change and the missing piece for encouraging better behavior and boosting student achievement. Join us as one of our nation’s most sought-after speakers will surprise you with new insights for big change. You’ll discover how the STOIC framework, a multi-tiered system of prevention and intervention, empowers special educators. Structure for success, Teach expectations, Observe systematically, Interact positively, and Correct calmly are the pieces of the puzzle you’ve been looking for! The STOIC approach will inspire your entire academic community with ideas to continually upgrade universal practices and improve school safety, climate, and discipline.
Dr. Randy Sprick is an educational consultant, trainer who has delivered inspirational workshops to over 30,000 educators throughout the United States and Canada. He provides practical advice for creating schools and classrooms that encourage student responsibility and motivation, while humanely and effectively helping misbehaving students learn to behave in more responsible ways. Randy’s articles, books, and multimedia programs are valuable resources for school personnel in dealing with issues of discipline and classroom management. Randy is past president and Hall of Fame inductee of the Association for Direct Instruction. In 2007, the Council for Exceptional Children honored Randy with the J.E. Wallace Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing his work in developing, advocating, and proliferating Positive Behavior Support in schools. He is director of Teaching Strategies, Inc. and the lead consultant for Safe & Civil Schools.