Too often, the focus on behavior is through a negative lens. Instead of working against misbehavior, we should start by identifying and teaching desirable behaviors and forming strong classroom relationships to support them. Join Shannon Rice and Wendy Amato as they redefine the context around behavior and give recommendations for successfully managing it in your classroom.
Currently in her 17th year of teaching, Shannon Rice serves the Corning Painted Post Area School District as both a special education teacher and a Chairperson for the Committee on Special Education. Through her leadership positions, involvement in various school programs, and professional development initiatives, Rice is known for showing strong dedication to her students, the school, and beyond. In 2017, she was recognized as a Teacher of Honor by Kappa Delta Pi and recently contributed to the book The New Teacher's Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges. You can connect with Shannon @SRice498 on Twitter.
Wendy Amato earned her Master’s in Education and Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Virginia. She holds an MBA from James Madison University. Wendy began teaching in 1991, has served as a Middle School Administrator, and still teaches at UVA’s School of Education. She has delivered teacher professional development workshops and student leadership workshops in the US and internationally. Wendy and her family live near Charlottesville, Virginia.
3-credit continuing education course: Priceless, Proactive Classroom Management Practices
- Watch a webinar with tips and tricks for building a responsive learning environment
- Setting Expectations on the First Day of School
- Building Relationships: Share Passion with Students
Read Shannon Rice's contributions in The New Teacher's Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges, edited by Anna Quinzio-Zafran and Elizabeth A. Wilkins
- Using Success Criteria to Spark Motivation in Your Students by Lily Jones