Behavior Workshops for Educators

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Ready to empower your teachers to create the best learning environment for their students?

Give your teachers the skills to spend less time managing behaviors and more time nurturing a well-rounded learning experience.


We offer monthly teacher webinars!
REGISTER HERE for our next LIVE webinar:
Assessing Avoidant Patterns of Behavior in Children

12/15/20 from 6:30-8:30 PM CST


Most courses below are available for purchase as a pre-recorded, self-paced workshop for continuing education. 
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You can prevent unwanted behaviors!

Consequence-based approaches rarely resolve unwanted behavior in early childhood. Children ages 18 months to 5 years need the skills for successful social interactions and the habit creation to use them.

  • Discover how to respond to unwanted behaviors without reinforcing or sparking new unwanted behaviors
  • Recognize the common triggers for unwanted behavior in the group setting
  • Understand six pivotal social skills to teach kids
  • Learn a practical method for teaching these tools

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training

Available for purchase as a self-paced course- Purchase Here!


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Speak in ways that increase the likelihood of positive parental response.

Parents don’t always seem to hear or accept our feedback on their child’s behavior. Learn how to use Behave Your Best’s foundational “Light Switch” tool to speak so parents can hear and respond to your concerns.

  • Learn how to talk to parents so they can hear what you are saying
  • Discover the steps to effectively work with the parent
  • Role play ways to successfully handle parent responses

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


The foundational teaching to help you reinforce positive behaviors and decrease unwanted behaviors.

Children aren’t born with the skills needed to successfully interact with the world. As a result, it’s only natural that they will display unwanted behaviors as they try to figure it out. But what if instead of helping we are actually making those behaviors worse?

  • Learn the optimal timing for teaching behavior skills
  • Stop unintentional behavior reinforcement
  • Prevent re-occurrences of unwanted behaviors

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Available for purchase as a self-paced course- Purchase Here!

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


Did you know that many unwanted behaviors are actually signs of underlying avoidance?

Sometimes behavior problems are actually early signs of avoidant behavior. As behavior analysts, our team is part of one of the few professions trained to assess and treat avoidant behavior…and you might just be surprised at how subtle those early signs are!

  • Learn how children use unwanted behavior to delay, avoid, control or get out of activities
  • Identify early signs of and record examples of avoidant behavior
  • Describe to others on the assessment team a child’s performance on tasks and activities so you can make a game plan

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


What to do with those confusing behaviors that seem to come from nowhere.

Children are efficient with their behavior in early childhood; they rarely engage in unwanted behaviors for no reason. If you want to overcome the unwanted behavior, you’ll need to discover the root reason.

  • Review the basics of functional behavior assessment
  • Learn how to use our tool to discover root causes to behavior problems

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


Talking doesn’t teach behavior! 

Learn how to capitalize on the power of your behavior when teaching behavior regulation. Use silent positive guidance strategies to teach listening the first time and other skills designed to prevent a child’s challenging behaviors. 

  • Teach behavior using silent teaching strategies.
  • Address challenging behaviors using silent positive guidance strategies.
  • Monitor the environment to anticipate and redirect potential misbehavior.

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


Children need to be taught self-control skills in order to reduce impulsivity.

Learn how to anticipate and avoid challenging behaviors using positive guidance strategies. Recognize natural opportunities to teach children to wait and accept “no” for an answer. 

  • Learn skills to teach children to promote self-control.
  • Recognize natural opportunities to teach children self-control.

Level 2 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


Children need to be taught independent skills to ensure the classroom runs smoothly and predictably.

Learning to play independently, get dressed by oneself, and generally stay on-task at meal time, circle time, while washing hands, etc. throughout the day are important skills to teach children to ensure the classroom runs smoothly and predictably. 

  • Facilitate a child’s increasing sense of autonomy and independence by consistently providing a secure base from which to explore.
  • Learn how to use your attention to provide a learning environment that is predictable and responsive while teaching independence.

Level 2 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


Transitioning between activities is a pivotal social skills that ensures a classroom runs smoothly.

Transitions consist of multiple skills that children need to learn before they can successfully transitions in the group setting. Learn how to break down the task of transitioning into teachable components.  

  • Learn and teach social skills that are prerequisites to successfully transitioning between activities in the group setting.
  • Recognize routine activities, choices, and transitions as teachable moments. 

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


Learn strategies to assist children in following simple rules, routines, and directions. 

Following instructions the first time they are given is a foundational skill for all children. Children of all ages can be taught to follow directions in the group setting. 

  • Implement proactive supports to teach children to follow directions the first time they are given.
  • Recognize age-appropriate expectations for following directions.

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training

Available for purchase as a self-paced course- Purchase Here!


Children need to learn to make appropriate choices as the foundation for behavior regulation. 

The ability to make choices when presented is a child’s first step in behavior and emotional regulation. Help children learn to use positive social skills and make appropriate choices.

  • Learn how to break down the skill of making a choice into teachable baby steps for infants to school-aged children.
  • Identify natural teaching moments during routine interactions with children in the group setting.

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


The ability to evaluate and continuously improve your behavior guidance strategies is an important skill for today’s early childhood providers.

Tools that may have worked in the past, or with one child or classroom, may no longer be effective in today’s classrooms. 

  • Avoid challenging behaviors by using positive guidance strategies. 
  • Evaluate your teaching tools and gain new behavior guidance strategies for your changing classroom.
  • Review past classroom situations that didn’t go well. Use the strategies provided to develop a plan to use the next time a similar situation occurs.

Level 3 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


Discover skills to teach infants before they develop unwanted patterns of behavior into toddler-hood.

When infants and pre-toddles don’t have the skills to communicate their wants and needs, they may resort to hitting, biting, crying, throwing, grabbing, etc. Teaching infants early social skills will help prevent unwanted patterns of behaviors from developing. 

  • Teach children to use gestures to express feelings, needs, and desires to replace and prevent unwanted behaviors.
  • Understand the importance of infants developing independence in play and sleep.

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training


Prevent chaos at nap time by creating positive routines that will promote sleep. 

Creating successful nap routines consists of of multiple skills that children need to learn before they can successfully nap in the group setting.  Challenging behaviors that present at nap time will be discussed. 

  • Learn and understand the skills that children need in order to be successful napping in the group setting.
  • Understand the importance of infants developing independence in play and sleep.
  • Develop plans to prevent challenging pre-nap behavior. 

Level 1 course in MN; applies towards:
Knowledge and Competency Framework Area:
II.C: Promoting Social and Emotional Development (2 Hours)
CDA Content Areas:
Content Area III: Positive ways to support children’ social and emotional development (2 Hours)

Illinois Gateways to Opportunity Registry Approved Training



Schedule a Workshop

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.

We are not currently offering in-person services due to COVID-19. We continue to offer phone consultation, Zoom coaching, and online/virtual trainings.

To schedule or ask questions, contact Shanna Nseuman.


Our partnership with Behave Your Best has provided our teachers with impactful professional development and individual coaching…We have seen the positive impact on our community because of our partnership with Behave Your Best!

Mary Sue Walker, The Goddard School, Lakeville, MN*

Learn more about our services to teachers on our Consultation to Teachers page!


*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.