Classroom Management Techniques Every Teacher Can Use
“It makes the kid feel safer, you feel safer, and all the other kids feel safer,” says third-grade teacher Michael Fox.
What is it that makes everyone feel safer? Michael is trained in CPI’s Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program, and as a Master Level Certified Instructor, he teaches the program’s behavior management and safety techniques to his coworkers in the Elmbrook Schools District in Brookfield, WI. He equips them with verbal and nonverbal strategies for making things safer for themselves, each other, and the kids in their care.
Together with fellow Certified Instructor Douglas Johnson and Mark Peperkorn, associate principal at one of the district’s middle schools, Michael recently visited CPI headquarters to view a series of videos we made that highlight their achievements. Check out the series, which features Michael, Mark, and their colleague Tanya Fredrich, a Senior Level Certified Instructor:
In addition to teaching the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® fundamentals, Michael and his district’s other Certified Instructors also train their coworkers in advanced techniques for working with kids who have experienced trauma and students on the autism spectrum, as well as strategies for enhancing verbal skills, building relationships, and supporting positive behavior.