First Presenter's Institution

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Second Presenter's Institution

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Location

Savannah

Strand #1

Safety & Violence Prevention

Strand #2

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

Participants will be reminded about the importance of fostering healthy, positive relationships between students/teachers and students/administration. Emphasis is placed on cultivating relationship and maintaining those relationships in light of classroom and school management (discipline)

Brief Program Description

Participants will learn about the four roles of relationship-based classroom and school management in working with students of all ages. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on previous interactions with students (some that went well and some that didn't go so well), learn which role is their strength ("go-to" role), and identify the role with which they need peer support. This presentation is given lecture style with encouraged audience participation and includes plenty of laughter, practical applications, and"just-in-time" ideas to implement the very next day.

Summary

Each interaction between an adult and a students results in a deposit or a withdrawal; this presentation defines four roles that help turn withdrawals into deposits. Based on the tension between hierarchy and affiliation, the four roles are: Good Cop, Coach, Friend/Counselor, and Concerned Observer. Also a factor in whether an interaction is a deposit or a withdrawal is the question of whether adults draw upon their role as an authority figure or a powerful figure in a student's life (both of these terms are defined within the context of presentation). Participants will leave understanding how the role that they choose can determine whether they are respected or resented by a student. Participants will also take with them skills that they can draw upon the very next day with students.

Evidence

Office referrals in two drastically different schools (one affluent and one serving students at risk) along with a week-long residential school (for sixth grade students who are managed by 11th and 12th grade high school leaders with varying backgrounds) dramatically dropped upon the implementation and recognition of the four roles of relationship-based classroom management.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Ryan Lucas is a will respected administration in Jeffco Public Schools with experience working with and in traditional public schools, public charter schools, and home school settings (all K-8). He has presented at the Colorado Association of Middle Level Educators (CAMLE) and the Colorado League of Charter Schools conferences as well as numerous times in individual schools at the request of leadership teams and administrators. His work experience ranges from affluent communities to found a school with more than 95 percent of its students supported by the free/reduced lunch program. Whether working with students or educators, his sense of humor helps him challenge the status quo and encourages self reflection.

Keyword Descriptors

relationship, discipline, students, culture, climate, authority, power, classroom management

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-8-2016 10:15 AM

End Date

3-8-2016 11:30 AM

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Relationship-based School & Classroom Management

Savannah

Participants will learn about the four roles of relationship-based classroom and school management in working with students of all ages. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on previous interactions with students (some that went well and some that didn't go so well), learn which role is their strength ("go-to" role), and identify the role with which they need peer support. This presentation is given lecture style with encouraged audience participation and includes plenty of laughter, practical applications, and"just-in-time" ideas to implement the very next day.