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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 10/30/2019 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 10/28/2019 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Angela Skrade
Agency Assistant: Angela Skrade 612-638-1528
Location: Metro ECSU
2 Pine Tree Drive
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Facility: Metro ECSU
10/30/2019 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM 8:00 AM Check-in

Respond Not React:
Increasing Effectiveness in Kids Who Challenge Us


Can’t teach because of misbehavior? Already predicting how the year might end? Don’t let another day go by feeling that way! Join us for motivation and inspiration with practical, easy to use verbal and non-verbal strategies that will build your confidence and capacity working with students who misbehave, so you can handle the behavior with ease and get back to doing what you love: teaching!

Angie will problem solve, and practice with you while discussing and modeling effective techniques from many different behavior management philosophies and personal experiences.  With a focus on being proactive, you will learn ways to enhance what is already working for you, and easily incorporate additional tools to calmly and confidently respond to students with challenging behaviors.

Participants will:

  • Develop a better understanding of the brain and factors impacting behavior
  • Participate in hands-on experiential learning activities that, when transferred to the classroom, will increase engagement and contribution
  • Work through options for “Plan B”, when the most challenging kids don’t respond to these strategies
  • Leave with numerous verbal and non-verbal skills and strategies to proactively and positively impact relationships

Who Should Attend?Teachers, paraprofessionals, counselors, nurses, administrators, and other interested educators. If you work with kids in any capacity, this is for you!

Angie Ellsworth MS, LSW, LSC, began her career working with people with disabilities and has spent the past 18 years working with children ages 5-16 with academic, behavioral, and mental health challenges. She maintains her licenses while working as a behavior specialist at a Rochester elementary school and provides staff development district wide, as well as training and coaching around the state. She is trained in PBIS systems implementation and interventions, Love and Logic (R), Restorative Justice, Crisis Prevention and De-escalation, Why Try? resiliency education, and is an ENVoY (R) non-verbal behavior management coach and certified teacher. She embeds research on brain functioning and growth mindset into her approach and incorporates culturally responsive and trauma-sensitive experiential learning techniques for a hands-on experience. 

Registration Information:

Fee: $95 Metro ECSU Member; $195 Non-member (Fee includes lunch)

Please make checks payable to Metro ECSU and mail  to:

Metro ECSU
Attn: Angela Skrade
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112

If an invoice is required, an additional $10 fee will apply. 

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert Metro ECSU 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (Metro ECSU requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.