Zoo In Here - RonaldMah

Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist,
Consultant/Trainer/Author
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"It's a Zoo in Here"
Principles of Classroom Management

FORMAT:
Lecture and Discussion- Participants are encouraged to make the workshop more relevant to their concerns by asking questions.

DESCRIPTION:
Focus is on making an academic but pragmatic distinction between effective management (interventions that prevent from problems arising) and discipline (interventions that address problem solving). By recognizing the underlying emotional and psychological issues that arise in children & adults prior to and in discipline situations, adults can use effective techniques to properly manage potential discipline situations and crises before they erupt and/or as they erupt. Participants will learn how to make accurate diagnoses of themselves as the discipliner, of the child, and of the discipline situation so that they may be able to effectively apply the management/discipline techniques discussed.

SUMMARY OF CONTENT:
1. WHY MANAGEMENT & DISCIPLINE
  • HOW COME- for the kids; Socialization- PLUS & MINUS; Deviants & the Inept

2. THE MANAGER- How You Affect the Discipline

3. THE CHILD
  • From the kid's perspective- the experiential perspective
  • Attention is different from Validation

4. THE DISCIPLINE OF DISCIPLINE
  • A HIERARCHY OF DISCIPLINE

5. COMMUNICATION
  • Surface messages & metamessages; Affirmative vs. Negative messages
  • The Question that Destroys Children

6. PITFALLS
  • Power struggles
  • Blame and Responsibility- A Vital Distinction
  • Conditional Positive Regard vs. Unconditional Positive Regard
  • Demands and Expectations

7. THE MANAGER, part II
  • Foolish, Average, or Wise
  • Practical matters
  • On being effective
ADDRESS:
433 Estudillo Ave., #305
San Leandro, CA 94577-4915
Ronald Mah, M.A., Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT32136
CONTACT INFORMATION:
phone: (510) 614-5641
fax: (510) 889-6553
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