Behave! 2020
COVID-19 UPDATE: This event is now being presented online via Zoom ONLY. Connection details will be emailed out.

Explore the world of behavior with the 3rd annual Behave Conference. 

With over 22 breakout session designed for beginning, middle, and advanced practioners, this conference explores current research and trends that face schools.  Participants will walk away with renewed energy and passion for dealing with our most challenging student and adults.  This year's conference will also have a  leadership in behavior strand that is a must attend for professionals who supervise behavior programs and staff. 

**Refunds available if you cancel your registration by 5 pm 6/21/2020 when course content and materials become available.**


No Refusal: “It’s the Law”

In this session we will review the new legislation related to behavior, discipline, and mental health.  Come hear what bills were passed and what schools need to do in order to stay in compliance.  We will share resources so you can dig deeper back at your campus.

Intro to Aggression Replacement Training

They don’t comply, they are angry all the time, they scare the students and the staff, they refuse to work, and they lash out verbally and physically.   These aggressive students have very complex issues so the interventions need to address a variety of deficits.  This short intro will overview the three main components of ART: Social Skills Training (the behavioral component), Anger Control Training (the affective component), and Moral Reasoning (the cognitive component).  This comprehensive curriculum is an excellent proactive intervention for even your most challenging students. 

Coaching for Success

Teaching is an art form that can take some time to make it your own.  Some teachers need guidance, support, and encouragement as they work to hone their classroom management skills.  In this session, we will share a model for coaching teachers and several resources that can support the coaching process.  Having specific resources and a specific process for coaching is important in order to distinguish between coaching and evaluation.

Effective Behavior Inclusion Programs

Participants will view a model of entrance and exit guidelines, as well be provided with templates and documents to help drive the decision making process as to what services will best benefit students with high behavior needs. A comprehensive plan will be provided that includes information on the following: trainings needed to make behavior inclusion programs function efficiently, staff involved in the student's plan, and ongoing collaboration needed to sustain the growth of students with high behavior needs. 

Get on the Peace Train!  Creating Calm in the Classroom

A calm space is a special spot in your classroom designed to help students develop self-awareness and the ability to self-regulate.  In this session, we will set our imaginations loose, generating ideas to create calming spaces in our classrooms.  Participants will leave with an understanding of the best practices for calm spaces based on current research, an understanding of why calm spaces are important, how to create one, and how to teach your students how to use it.    

Flipping their Lid: Team Response to Escalating Student Behavior (2 parts)

When a student’s behavior begins to escalate, how do you respond?  When a team of people is involved, how can they work together?  This workshop is designed to help teams understand the nuances of the team response when student behavior escalates.   This training is not associated with CPI, SAMA, or Mandt, but is designed to work well with each system. 

Putting into practice what you’ve learned

How to take strategies you have learned and put them into real world practice. You learn all these great strategies, but how do you take them back and make them your own?  This session is designed for the practitioner that works directly with student and/or staff. Learn tried and true strategies that have been put through the test of real world application.

Collaborative Conversations for Challenging Behaviors in the Classroom

In a time where many teachers feel there is not enough discipline and punishment, what are our options? Come find the power of words and how to structure a conversation with students that allows them to be part of the process in changing their behavior.


By following ACHIEVE, learn how to prevent and calmly address misbehavior and confidently implement research-based strategies to maximize student motivation. ACHIEVE guides you through teaching social skills and structures for learning. This helps you teach your expectations regarding how to behave responsibly within the structure you have created. This approach is from Discipline in the Secondary Classroom and is specifically for the secondary school classroom.

Sticks and Stones May Break My Bones- Management of Social Maladjustment in School Settings

With social maladjustment students peer relationships are usually intact. Often they are unsympathetic, and remorseless in relation to others (authority). Often a member of a subculture group that is antisocial. Often skilled at manipulating others. Frequently quarrelsome. Often displays hostility and may engage in impulsive, criminal acts. So how do we manage this in a school setting?  This session specifically addresses strategies and tools to support this unique and growing number of students. 

I Hate You, Don’t leave me… Borderline Personality Disorder in Adolescence

Cauterized as a pattern of unstable and intense relationships. An unstable self-image or sense of self. Dangerous impulsivity such as unsafe sexual encounters, substance abuse, recurrent suicidal behavior, gestures or threats, or self-mutilating behavior. Prevalence based on current studies indicates as many as 5% of adolescents experience symptoms.  Early intervention and school based resources appear to make a difference.  We will look at signs, symptoms, and interventions. 


The school environment is always changing, and in order to excel, every leader needs to make ongoing "leadershifts" — changes that positively enhance personal and organizational growth. Specifically, there are eleven leadershifts that will help you position yourself for success in the future. Miss the boat and you stay the same as today. The future is yours to leverage and control.

“13 Things to Try”

This session focuses on quick, effective and easily implemented strategies educators can use to add to their “behavior tool box” that will prevent inappropriate behaviors from occurring, teach appropriate social behaviors and assist with deescalating students who are beginning to act out.

Turning Around the Disruptive Classroom

Classroom behaviors, such as wandering around the room, aggression, disturbing another's property, disruptive noise, disrespect, inappropriate verbalization and inappropriate tasks during a lesson are common behaviors in a classroom that needs help! This session focuses on establishing or reestablishing clear expectations, routines and rituals that set the stage for a productive classroom environment. Learn how to teach and reinforce expected behaviors that help create a safe learning environment for ALL students.

The Good Behavior Game

The Good Behavior Game is an approach to the management of classroom behaviors that rewards children for displaying appropriate on-task behaviors during instructional times. This session will explore how to implement the game successfully while establishing a positive classroom environment.

Is it Skill or Will?

We’ve all seen that student whose backpack is stuffed with papers from years ago, the student who completed homework but lost it between home and school, or the one who walked around for five minutes looking for a pencil and found it in his hand.These students aren’t intentionally misbehaving. They just lack the necessary skills needed to be an efficient and effective individual. In this training, participants will discuss how executive functions affect student performance and learn strategies for teaching organization and planning.

I Survived a Panic Attack!

When someone is in a state of panic, the last thing they want to hear is someone saying to relax. Phrases, like “it’s no big deal” or “calm down” are usually meant with good intention, but often have the opposite effect when spoken to a person experiencing extreme anxiety.  Through a personal narrative, the presenter will discuss the effects of anxiety on behavior and health, as well as, touch on simple ways to better support individuals who experience extreme anxiety.

I’ve got this kid

Spend some time with an ESC behavior staff member talking about a specific student or pick our brain for ideas for your campus or classroom.  We know that sometimes you come to a conference to address a special circumstance or in search for tools to use to address a special situation that is unique to you.  We want to make sure that we meet those needs and provide you with tools to take back with you.  Each session will be facilitated by a different team member.


Teachers, administrators, behavior specialist, central office
ESC 13 Staff
Behavior and Discipline
2 - Instruction, T-TESS 3 - Learning Environment, T-TESS 2.1 - Instruction: Achieving Expectation, T-TESS 3.1 - Learning Environment: Classroom Environment Routines and Procedures 4 - School Culture, T-PESS 4.4B - Clear expectations for adult, T-PESS staff, T-PESS and student conduct
Online, Live Broadcast

CPE Credits: 6.00  
Registration Closes: 7/9/2020 10:00 pm
Mon. 6/22/2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Starts: 7/30/2020 8:00 am
Ends: 8/5/2020 5:00 pm