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Texting, Tweeting, & Talking in Class: Stop Disruptive Student Behavior


Live Webinar Recording

Recording Price: $199.00

(Includes Proprietary Materials)

Texting, facebooking, tweeting, and side conversations are just a few distracting behaviors that cause both students and teachers to lose focus. How can you effectively limit annoying classroom disruptions, and provide a better learning environment for your students? Join us for a 60-minute webinar where you and your colleagues will discover:

  • Proven strategies to develop classroom policies that limit disruptions
  • Ways to ensure technology is used as a learning tool, not a distraction
  • How to reduce side conversations & engage students in course material
  • Strategies to discipline disruptive students who disobey classroom rules

Program Highlights

  • Limit Distractions: Keys to Managing Disruptive Behavior & Technology

    • Strategies to curb the use of personal technology in the classroom
    • Warning signs and tools to diffuse challenging student behavior
    • How to develop enforceable class policies that are clear & consistent
  • Distracting to Engagement: Turn Annoying Behavior into a Teaching Tool

    • Creative options to incorporate mobile devices in your instruction
    • Limit side conversations: Increase participation & critical thinking
    • Legal issues with restricting the use of technology in the classroom
  • Dealing with Disruptive Behavior: How to Discipline Disobedient Students

    • Practical recommendations on communicating problems with students
    • How to effectively assert your authority in a consistent manner
    • Strategies to keep distracting behavior from spreading
  • Live Question and Answer Section - Have your specific Classroom Disruptions questions answered!

About The Speaker

Steven R. Van Hook, PhD
Steve has spent more than a decade as an on-ground and online instructor, mentor, and faculty trainer for universities including University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), California Lutheran University, Antioch University, Ellis University, as well as a guest lecturer at universities in Russia and Ukraine.

  • He has a PhD specializing in cross-cultural learning, an MA in communications, and a BA in journalism. Steve has published numerous scholarly articles on international education.
  • He has been a television news anchor, news division manager for an NBC affiliate, host for a TalkNet radio program, and a weekly newspaper columnist.
  • Steve managed the American side in Russia of a US/USSR newspaper, and produced public education television, radio, and newspaper projects in Ukraine.
  • He also has a background in counseling psychology, and once worked as an intake officer for the Oregon Department of Corrections.
  • Steve is also a USCG captain and sailing instructor, frequently offering his international students sailboat rides off the Southern California coast in search of dolphin pods and migrating whales.

Program Benefits

This 60-minute webinar will provide you and your colleagues with strategies to limit annoying classroom disruptions and provide a better learning environment for your students.