Managing Different Temperaments in the Classroom

Audience: Professionals

Why do some children seem to "lose it" over seemingly insignificant issues? How do you respond to the kids who fall apart because there has been a change in plans? What do you do when a child seems to be having difficulty listening because he's watching the trucks outside the window? Have you ever been surprised by the child who suddenly declares, "You can't make me!" Do you ever wonder why one child is always eager to try a new activity while another refuses? Or, why one will talk your ear off while another replies with a one word answer or no answer at all, leaving you to wonder if he even heard you?

Each of us is born with a preferred style of interacting with the world around us. Understanding each child's style and working with it is essential for helping every child be successful in the classroom. But how do you do that when you have a room full of kids – each unique and different?

Join Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, licensed teacher and internationally recognized author to discover:

  • The latest research on the neuro-biology of temperament and its relationship with self-regulation skills
  • Techniques for identifying and understanding your own temperament as well as that of each child in your classroom
  • The importance of focusing on strengths
  • Practical strategies for working effectively with individual differences in the classroom so that every child can be successful
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