Reframing Behavioral Issues in the Classroom and Pragmatic Strategies to Address Them
In this session, we will focus on the considerations to make when understanding challenging student behavior and how to design appropriate responses. Various intervention approaches will be discussed by way of case studies and real classroom examples.
ABOUT Andrew Baxter
Andrew Baxter, MSW, RSW has worked in School Based and Community Mental Health for over 15 years. During his time with Alberta Health Services, he has acted as a consultant to classroom teachers across all grade levels in how to address the mental health needs of students. As a therapist, he has provided direct treatment and consultation services for children and their families. Currently, Mr. Baxter chairs the School Based Mental Health Quality Improvement Committee and sits on the Child and Adolescent Addictions and Mental Health Standards Committee. His main role with AHS is to serve as the Coordinator for the Mental Health Literacy Project which is currently rolling out provincially across Alberta with over 60 School Boards. His educational background is in psychology and social work.