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Responding to and Managing Extreme Behaviours

Planning for and managing aggressive, argumentative and non-compliant students is perhaps the most stressful demand on the 21st Century teacher. Yet, how much do we know about what drives this behaviour and what works? Do Zero Tolerance and Get Tough strategies deliver safer and calmer classroom or do we need to differentiate and individualise our discipline planning?

This workshop will explore how to effectively manage very difficult students through evidence based research and practice. The skills, knowledge, and understandings covered in this workshop will include:

  • Examine a framework of responsive regulation to underpin how your school can respond more effectively to extreme behaviours
  • Explore and implement an 10 step Strategic Approach to Behavioural Interventions
  • Develop a framework of explicit discipline practice across all classrooms – What do we do? Why do we do it? Is it effective?
  • Understand how to challenge anti-social behaviour and change the conversation
  • Explore the work of Ross Greene and the concept of ‘kids will if they can’.
  • Apply life span development, brain science, attachment theory to our understanding of what makes behaviour so challenging
  • Investigate how to engaging parents and discussing what matters about their children

Hear from teachers who have attended a Critical Agendas Event

Loved the honesty in the sharing of information and strategies

Liberty Hatzidimitriou

The best P.D. I have attended in living memory!” I loved every minute of this engaging, interesting and informative PD. And I have been teaching for 40+ years!

Susan Snooks

Inspirational Speakers –  the knowledge gained will be so beneficial in my classrooms

Libby Fullard.

“It is the first P.L. in a long long time that I haven’t been checking in with my watch.”


I love the fantastic variety of workshops and conferences on offer. Always look forward to Critical Agendas PD’s.

Tim Livy

Passionate &  Authentic Speakers – Meaningful Strategies

Tamara Rundle

Just a big Thank you for giving us the opportunity to attend the Critical Agenda Workshop yesterday.  David presented a great program, lots of handy strategies and he was very engaging and supportive. Highly recommended.  I was very happy we did not have to do any Role play’s

It was also fantastic to catch up with Zlatica, Dani, Kate and Marg, lots of laughs

A big THANK YOU once again


Tan x

Tania The Geelong College

Keep up the fantastic PD opportunities! Very  professional and well-researched workshops and conferences.

Paul Dillon

Loved the passion of the Presenters

Ivana Ryan