October 19, 2020   //   News , , ,

October 19, 2020— The DuPage Regional Office of Education (ROE) is pleased to host a webinar with Brian Mendler, a dynamic education speaker and podcaster—and former difficult student, focusing on how to deal with disruptive and uninterested students using a trauma-sensitive approach.

The webinar will take place live via Zoom on October 28 at 3:30 pm. It will also be recorded so participants unable to attend the live event will have an additional thirty days to access the webinar.

During the training, participants will learn key reasons students are disruptive, how to defuse any student at any time, effective vocabulary to communicate with hard-to-reach students, and how it feels for students to be labeled as “special ed.”

With a captivating personal story of undiagnosed learning disabilities and out-of-control behaviors, Brian Mendler teaches from experience as well as training. A certified teacher, he has authored seven books focused on changing the lives of challenging students, including the National Best Seller, That One Kid. Mendler provides staff development and training for K-12 educators around the world through his podcast and speaking opportunities.

“This webinar will be especially useful for any educator—whether it’s a social worker, assistant principal, special education teacher, or school psychologist—who wants practical tools to help at-risk students,” said Dr. Darlene Ruscitti, Regional Superintendent of DuPage County schools. “We hope our DuPage County community of educators will take advantage of this opportunity,” she added.

Participants will earn three professional development credits, and the cost of the webinar is just $30. Registration is available here.