Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn
Rich Korb, The Behavior Answer Man, has thirty-four years of parenting and educational experience as a teacher at every level, and as an administrator. Rich and his wife raised three children who are now successful adults with families of their own. Rich has been the surrogate parent to over 4,000 youngsters as an educator. Rich is the author of – Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn, published by Corwin Publications.

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Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn

This course will encourage you while providing you with classroom proven strategies for working with difficult students found in his newly released book – Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn; published by Corwin Publications. You will learn how to shut-down challenges in a caring yet direct approach through the use of the cooperating students standing behind your expectations.

Every teacher enjoys teaching. It’s classroom management that wears you down. Learn how to be energized through classroom management when every student gets stimulated to learn from the moment class begins until the final bell.

The course is a video recording of a 6 hr. live seminar that you can take on your own time. No need to take time away from the classroom. You can learn new strategies on your own time, and try them the next day in your classroom.

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
  • Critical strategies to help you work more effectively with your most difficult students
  • Powerful methods for preventing most discipline problems before they occur
  • Valuable ideas for avoiding “burnout” and stress when working with difficult and non-motivated students
  • How to spend more time on instruction and less time on discipline
  • Positive discipline techniques proven effective in general, inclusive, and special needs classrooms
  • Effective suggestions for de-escalating confrontational behavior
  • How to intervene in difficult situations without damaging the student/teacher relationship
  • Tips for helping unmotivated students become self-starters
  • Effective approaches for building student accountability and responsibility
  • Practical ideas for developing an effective school-wide discipline plan
What Your Colleagues Say About Rich Korb
  • This was a truly invaluable day. Rich brought real-world immediately implementable strategies, and I intend to begin using them tomorrow. I have every intention of requesting my site to purchase Rich’s DVD. I can’t thank you enough for your time and talent.”
    - Kristy Carrigan – Middle School Teacher

  • Lots of great ideas! Rich worked hard to generate solutions for our particular situation.”
    - Suanne Hardie, High School Teacher

  • Being a coach feels better than being the bad guy.”
    - Jami Everett, Kindergarten Teacher
Graduate Credit

Graduate credit is available through Brandman University Champman Systems for an additional $65 for one credit. The assignment is available on the website www.pioneereducationconsulting.com. Once the completion of the online course, assignment, and payment are submitted to the email address - korbri@gmail.com, the assignment and payment will be submitted to Brandman University Chapman Systems for posting of your credit. Brandman University will confirm your credit by mail.

At the end of the course you will receive a certificate of completion for 3.5hrs. In many states these can be turned in to clock hours by the district.


Sample Lessons and other Resources
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Student Motivation


Definition of an unruly individual: Difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule; resistant to control, fails to submit to rule or control; rebels against authority; one obstinately bent on having his or her own way; willfully and often perversely departs from what is desired, expected, or required.

Do any of these descriptors sound familiar with respect to unwanted behavior in your classroom or school?

Why Do Youngsters Misbehave?

Understanding the why in student behavior is necessary in order to create a nurturing learning environment for each student. Developing empathy for the disruptive and defiant student will open the door for learning and smooth operation of the classroom. Figure 1.1 shows that underlying causes for misbehavior can stem from both immaturity and lack of moral bearings.

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