Info and Registration: 2017 Plymouth County (MA) Safe Schools Summit, Monday, May 1, 2017
Larry Dieringer will facilitate a highly interactive workshop to introduce middle and high school staff to a framework, protocols and practices for creating a safe and supportive school climate, promoting positive behaviors, preventing unnecessary problems and intervening when more serious behavior issues arise. Participants will explore initial moves to help students self-correct, and strategies and protocols for defusing and deescalating more highly charged situations. They will also explore protocols such as the use of conferencing for addressing more chronic, unwanted behavior. The session will help teachers, student support staff, administrators, school resource officers and others who work in secondary schools to examine how they can each use protocols and practices that contribute to a positive climate and more optimal conditions for learning.