Trauma-Informed Responses to Challenging Behaviour (45 minutes)

Trauma-Informed Responses to Challenging Behaviour (45 minutes)

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Lesson Summary

When we ask teachers what is impacting their wellbeing, they commonly report that it is related to student behaviour. University might have prepared you for the basics, but this course is here to ensure you feel confident and competent in understanding and managing behaviour, with a trauma-informed approach. You will learn ways you can respond to behaviour that are good for you, good for your students, and the wider school community. When behaviour management is at its best, it supports and enhances student and teacher wellbeing.

You will learn:

  • Why trauma-informed practice is good for teacher wellbeing
  • The impacts of trauma and stress on behaviour
  • Trauma-informed strategies to respond to, and prevent, challenging behaviour

Related courses:

Supporting Students To Learn and Develop the Skills of Behaviour
Supporting Students at Risk of Disengagement
Building a Positive Classroom Culture With Our Students
How to Manage Teacher Stress With Regulation, Rhythm, and Resilience
Using Positive Psychology to Improve Teacher Wellbeing

Course time:

About 30 to 45 minutes - perfect for after work or during a spare period. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

Alignment to the Australian Professional Teacher Standards:

This course is mapped to the following Australian Professional Teacher Standards (AITSL). Your completion can be logged as elective PD hours with your state's teaching regulatory authority.

  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour
  • 4.4.2 Maintain student safety
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Course Content

Trauma-Informed Responses to Challenging Behaviour

Trauma-Informed Responses to Challenging Behaviour

01.
Introduction
02.
Trauma-informed practice and teacher wellbeing
03.
How do you define behaviour?
04.
Understanding behaviour
05.
Trauma and the brain
06.
Using regulation strategies
07.
De-escalation and maintaining safety
08.
The importance of relationships
09.
Proactive trauma-informed strategies
10.
Reflection
11.
Congratulations

Course Instructor

Megan Corcoran is a wellbeing consultant and Director at Wagtail Institute. She spent 12 years teaching and leading in alternative schools, working with young people who had experienced childhood trauma, often lived in out of home care and were experiencing disadvantage. She has a Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and teaches a Positive Psychology subject at Monash University. She is passionate about the wellbeing of students and staff in schools and loves sharing wellbeing science and trauma-informed practice with teachers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I log this PD with my State's teaching authority?

Yes! Our courses are mapped to the Australian Professional Teacher Standards (AITSL), and your completion can be logged as elective PD hours with your state's teaching regulatory authority. To do this, grab your certificate of completion from your personal dashboard once the course is complete.

  • 4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour
  • 4.4.2 Maintain student safety

How long will this take to complete?

About 30 to 45 minutes - perfect for after work or during a spare period. You will have ongoing access via your user dashboard.

How does it work?

This course is on-demand and for private study. Learn at your own pace and at times that suit you. Get a certificate when you finish. You will have ongoing access.

Is this course accredited?

While this course is not accredited by state teaching authorities, it is mapped to the national Professional Standards for Teachers. This means that you can log this course with your state regulatory authority as elective PD hours.

4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour
4.4.2 Maintain student safety

Who are the instructors?

This course is designed in consultation with teachers, principals, psychologists, counsellors, scientists, and all manner of experts in the education field.

Cool.org's curriculum team continually reviews and refines our resources to be in line with changes to the Australian Curriculum and best educational practice, so you can be sure your learning is at the cutting edge of education theory.

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