Understanding and Managing Student Behaviour

Designed for

Teachers, school executive, school support staff and parents so as to gain an understanding of why students behave the way they do and how to manage inappropriate behaviours. Especially suitable for schools working within a framework of Positive Behaviour and Intervention Support (PBIS).


  • To understand the basic needs of all individuals
  • To explore the purpose behind misbehaviour
  • To learn alternative strategies for managing behaviour
  • To learn appropriate interview and problem solving techniques when working with individuals
  • To practice interview and problem solving techniques

Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this workshop participants will be able to:

  • understand the basic needs of individuals based on the work of William Glasser
  • understand a simple model for the goals of misbehaviour
  • develop interview and problem solving techniques


  • Lecture
  • Group work


  • 5 hours

Group Size

  • 10+ participants


  • Lecture space
  • Space for small groups
  • Screen


Prior to the workshop participants need to type an outline of a young person’s behaviour that is of concern. Bring the outline to the workshop. This outline needs to identify specific behaviours. This information will be used as part of group activities with other participants. Limit length to one A4 page.


  • Rob Spence – Education Psychologist and Consultant


  • *Contact Rob for a quote using the Expression of Interest Form.