Empowering your teachers with the tools to create a peaceful, cooperative play and learning environment.
Keep Your Classrooms on Track
What is the one thing most likely to derail all of the hard work your teachers put into preparing learning experiences at your school?
If you said disruptive or unwanted behaviors, you’re not alone. Early childhood professionals report that managing the behavior of a group of young children is arguably the most stressful part of their jobs. We are so excited to tell you that this doesn’t have to be the “norm” in your school!
You can spend less time managing behaviors and more time nurturing positive growth in your students.
Jamie is a valuable resource for our teachers and makes for an even better school environment for your children.The Goddard School, Brooklyn Park, MN*
We are not currently offering in-person services due to COVID-19. We continue to offer phone consultation, Zoom coaching, and online training.
In person workshops empower your teachers; may apply towards continuing education hours, situational, available in Minnesota and Illinois
Follow-up to improve implementation of skills learned in the workshop; does not apply towards hours
Online workshops focus on specific skills areas; may apply towards continuing education hours, available in Minnesota and Illinois
In Person Workshops
Provide your teachers with the skills to create a calm, cooperative classroom!
Each 2-hour workshop is provided for a fee of $500** for an unlimited number of attendees. Jamie and Shanna are Content Experts through the Minnesota Center for Professional Development.
The workshops offered are all approved for continuing education in Minnesota and is Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training.
Research indicates that workshops are most effective when paired with onsite, practical application. Make sure to read about our classroom consultation options as well!
Classroom Consultation To Teachers
Our workshops will get your teachers off to a great start, but research indicates that to turn head knowledge into practical skills individuals do best with one step beyond the lecture.
We bring our extensive experience with classrooms like yours into each consultation to work alongside your teachers and:
- Discover any gaps in understanding of practical application
- Demonstrate solutions to specific problems
- Offer real-time feedback as teachers implement new skills
- Empower teachers to become confident using these tools over time
Classroom Consultation Options
1. As needed consultation when challenges arise in your school
Maybe your teachers got off to a great start with their new skills but now they feel stuck with a certain behavior or student. Contact us and we will work with you to discover where things got off track and what your next steps should be.
Behave Your Best is not able to guarantee availability at the time that your school is in need of consultation. We will work to return your call as soon as possible, but please understand that we cannot respond in an immediate, on-demand capacity as we may be with other clients. The rate for this service is $200 per hour and billing occurs after each visit.
2. Twice-Monthly Visits
Looking to develop a truly outstanding classroom culture in your school? We will meet with your teachers onsite each month to troubleshoot and make plans for the coming weeks. This package includes:
- 5 hours of onsite consultation time each month
- A consultation summary that will be e-mailed to you within 3 business days of each visit or written feedback will be left with teachers at the end of the visit
- 2 in-person parent events per year and parent access to monthly webinars
- Unlimited access to either the Teach Social Skills to Prevent or Replace Unwanted Behaviors and the Pretend You Are a Light Switch® online workshop
Clients can choose to use total hours purchased as needed (shorter visits, more than one visit per month, skip a month, longer visits), as consultant availability allows. Contact Behave Your Best for rates in your area.
Direct requests for teacher or parent events to our Director of Preschool Consultation, Shanna Nseumen.
Why Work With Us?
We’ve worked with hundreds of families and dozens of teachers and preschools using gentle methods to get kids onto the path for social-emotional success, and we’re excited to be a resource for you as well!
We are excited to have a positive alternative to dealing with unwanted behavior that, ultimately, helps kids develop skills they will need for the rest of their lives.Scott Urban, KidsKare, Pine Harbor Christian Church*
Preventing Problems Vs. Putting Out Fires
Why wait until you face unwanted behaviors to do something?
- Start to capture teaching moments, even from infancy
- The “terrible twos” and “threenager” phases don’t have to be the norm
- You can give kids lifelong skills for success, like the ability to tolerate being told “no”
We are so excited to train your staff to be leaders in getting kids onto the path for social and emotional success!
We have seen a positive impact on our community because of our partnership with Behave Your Best!Mary Sue Walker, The Goddard School, Lakeville, MN*
*Per the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) Guidelines for Responsible Conduct for Behavior Analysts we cannot solicit testimonies from current clients. You can read more about our practices and policies related to testimonials here.
**Fees are subject to change at any time and without notice.