Classroom Management Workshop: A Social-Emotional Approach to Managing Behavior

Classroom Management Workshop: A Social-Emotional Approach to Managing Behavior


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Classroom Management is one of the most challenging, and most important, skills for educators to master. In this classroom management workshop, you’ll learn how to apply the MLS System to improve classroom management in-person or online.

So if your students act out or have trouble following directions, this workshop is for you. MLS is also great for teachers looking to increase student ownership and support social-emotional growth.

In this virtual workshop, you’ll learn all the skills you need to manage your classroom, and motivate your students. You’ll assess your strengths and opportunities for growth, and create a classroom management plan that works for you.

Each session is conducted in real time with a live facilitator. Registration includes all the print and digital resources you need to implement what you learn right away. Participants earn a total of 3.5 PD Hours.

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To bring out the best in your students, you’ll need positive strategies that increase motivation and support social-emotional learning. In this classroom management workshop, you’ll learn practical strategies to improve your students’ behavior and academic performance.

Traditional management strategies focus on establishing rules and asserting teacher authority. While these are important, they are only the beginning.

To be successful, teachers must develop trust and cultivate positive relationships with students. These strategies, known as MLS (manage, lead, support), promote social-emotional growth. And they provide immense benefits for both students and teachers.

In this classroom management workshop, you’ll learn practical strategies, collaborate with peers, and develop a plan tailored to your students and your goals. You’ll leave with all the planning organizers and classroom resources you’ll need to start seeing results right away.

MLS: A Social-Emotional Approach to Managing Behavior

MLS is a three-part system for classroom management that focuses on positive relationships and social-emotional learning.

Once you’ve worked through the three-phases of MLS, you won’t have to fight with students to follow directions or complete their work. Instead, you can focus on creating engaging lessons and meeting your students’ individual needs.

That doesn’t mean throwing all the old strategies out the window. In this classroom management workshop, the MLS system is presented as a way to leverage the benefits of traditional classroom management, while laying the foundations for intrinsic motivation and social-emotional growth. It works in three progressive stages:

  • Manage: Uses traditional classroom management approaches, including rewards and punishments. By creating an orderly classroom with clear expectations, we can begin transferring ownership to our students.
  • Lead: Here, you continue to set the direction and establish norms for your students. But instead of carrots and sticks, rely on trust and encouragement.
  • Support: As students take ownership of their learning, you step into a facilitator role and help them work towards their own goals.

Over time, students develop their social-emotional skills and begin to take over more responsibility for their learning. This benefits teachers, as classes are more enjoyable and easy to manage. And it benefits students by increasing engagement and achievement.

Classroom Management Workshop Overview

This classroom management workshop consists of 3.5 hours of hands-on, interactive, professional learning. Sessions are conducted in real time, with a live facilitator. You’ll explore classroom strategies and scenarios, as you engage in discussions with fellow educators.

As a participant, you’ll learn to plan and implement the MLS System, and you’ll receive your own copies of all the print and digital resources to bring what you learn back to your school the very next day!

Part 1

The classroom management workshop begins with an overview of the Manage->Lead->Support system. You’ll complete a self-assessment to reflect on your classroom management strengths and areas for growth.

Next, we’ll dive deep into three strategies that promote student ownership and social-emotional growth: surveys, goal-setting, and conferencing. You’ll complete role plays as student and teacher. And you’ll collaborate with fellow educators to create your classroom management plan.

Part 2

Next, we help you address the foundations for student ownership in the Manage and Lead phases.

Management through punishments and rewards can be highly effective, but must be used carefully. Through collaborative activities and discussions, you’ll develop a strategic plan to address your greatest classroom management challenges.

Then, we’ll look at the complex process of developing classroom culture and establishing trust. These leadership strategies are key to transitioning from behavior management to student ownership

Save Your Seat

Enrollment is open to all current and aspiring teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, and anyone supporting young learners.

To learn more about how LMS is helping thousands of educators increase motivation and engagement in their classrooms, visit

For more information on any of our workshops contact us at [email protected]

If your school or district is interested in group pricing or custom professional development packages, schedule a free consultation with one of our education consultants.

We accept payment by credit card or purchase order. To register by PO, choose Purchase Order as your payment method at checkout. Please include contact information for your school or district business office.

About the Presenter

Jeff Lisciandrello is the founder of Room to Discover and an educational consultant specializing in student-centered learning practicesJeff Lisciandrello is an expert in social-emotional learning and student- centered instructional practices, with over 15 years experience as a classroom teacher, curriculum designer, and instructional coach. In Jeff’s workshops, educators, don’t just hear about differentiation and inquiry-based learning, they experience them first-hand. You can connect with him via Twitter @EdTechJeff


17 reviews for Classroom Management Workshop: A Social-Emotional Approach to Managing Behavior

  1. Patty A.

    The ease of setting classes up. This was my first program in awhile. Good information for a change in how to use diversified instruction.

  2. Katherine

    Extended small group discussion was a plus. Jeff is very engaging and his workshops are very relevant to how students are learning now.

  3. Marissa

    Fantastic material and discussions, and very effective information.

  4. Matthew

    The thoughtful method of analyzing the behavior modification plan from beginning to end. Relevant in virtually all facets of teaching. Comprehensive and deep.

  5. Dejanee

    I loved the activities mentioned on integrating SEL strategies into math classes. It is a good way to share ideas and to get feedback on new ways you can improve your teaching.

  6. Esther

    The different ideas to motivate students

  7. Angela

    I liked the strategies that were presented that can be used for my grade level.

  8. Judy

    Great examples!

  9. Catherine Dearborn

    I liked the strategies for engagement provided towards the end. I think it really helps to learn and grow in our profession.

  10. Sarah Biron

    I enjoyed learning about the different strategies given to help boost student engagement. My only wish is that we could’ve had more time in the breakout rooms, it was honestly the best part!

  11. Stephanie Zobay

    Chatting with colleagues to hear their strategies for motivating students. I feel that keeping students engaged is tantamount to their learning processes and retaining the information. Being able to focus hard on collaboration helped me learn more over just a single linear presentation.

  12. Nicole Mitchell

    I liked hearing the science/ research about how rewards and punishment decrease intrinsic motivation. I find that affirms my impression and arms me to make an argument I have tried before: that we should abandon our traditional AM and PM detention system. There are a lot of useful tips and tools presented.

  13. Chin-Yi Lee

    I learned a lot about goal setting, progress check and coaching conversations. This workshop helped me bring a more refined teaching/classroom strategy to the classroom for students’ learning engagement.

  14. Julio Fernandez

    There’s a lot of opportunities to ask questions and receive immediate feedback. It confirms some techniques that teachers may already be using and provides new strategies and ideas for teachers to implement.

  15. Mary Lorraine Russell (verified owner)

    I enjoyed completing activities in breakout rooms to gain insight. The workshop is enriching to all educators, both new and veteran, to reinforce and introduce valuable strategies. As committed life-long learners, teachers of all grade levels would benefit from such an informative, helpful presentation to develop an authentic rapport with students and encourage a productive classroom culture.

  16. Ashley Arbital (verified owner)

    The organizers are user-friendly and I can see myself implementing them this year

  17. Lucy Marciani (verified owner)

    I liked the break out room discussions on what works to motivate students. I think this workshop really helped with learning how to better handle the classroom and boost student engagement.

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