Feb 05, 2014

Student Behavior Conference

(Newport News, Va.) - Kids faces in a circle Sponsored by CNU’s teacher preparation program, "Improving Student Behavior" is a conference designed to enhance the knowledge of teachers, teachers-to-be, guidance counselors, school psychologists, social workers and principals. Two workshops titled “Recognizing Typical and Atypical Classroom Behavior Patterns” and “Using Positive Behavior Supports for the Classroom and Managing Atypical Behavior” will be held on Friday, March 14, 2014, in the Ferguson Center for the Arts Music & Theatre Hall. Dr. Fred Johnson, executive director of Educational Resource Services, is guest speaker.

Johnson has worked with difficult children and their families for 25 years. His career includes elementary and high school teaching, school administration and college teaching, with specialties in behavioral sciences and psychology. He holds a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Louisville, and completed post-doctoral training in school psychology at Central Michigan University and in behavioral psychology at the University of Detroit. He also holds a clinical license in psychology and certification in school psychology. Johnson has published numerous journal articles related to child behavior, including “Effective Discipline for the Difficult Child” and “From Chaos to Control,” as well as the book Proactive Discipline for Reactive Student: A Guide for Practicing Effective Classroom Behavior Management.

Registration is $50 in advance, or $60 on-site, and an optional lunch is available for an additional $12. Complete registration information is available at teacherprep.cnu.edu. The deadline for online registration is Friday, March 7.

Please call the CNU Office of Teacher Preparation at (757) 594-8096 for additional details.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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