COURSE TITLE:

HIGH MAINTENANCE BEHAVIORS & INTERACTIONS

NO. OF CREDITS:

5 QUARTER CREDITS
[semester equivalent = 3.33 credits]

WA CLOCK HRS:  
OREGON PDUs:
50
50

INSTRUCTOR:

Michael Sedler
mike@communicationplus.net

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will investigate the multi-faceted aspects of high needs people and their behaviors.   In examining personality and behavior profiles, each participant will gain greater understanding of how to interact with such needy behaviors as a “grenade person” (explosive behavior), the “clingon” (the sponge type behavior), the “wall” (the poor listener), to name a few. The focus of the course will be to investigate our own personal patterns of behavior as well as the behaviors of others. It will help each educator as they work with both students and adults. Specific identifying attitudes and behaviors will be presented. In addition, participants will learn helpful strategies to minimize problematic behaviors, attitudes, and actions. This will be an enjoyable approach and will teach participants to identify behaviors prior to intervening.
This course is appropriate for all educators K-12.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, participants will have:

      1. Identified problem behaviors and their impact on others.
      2. Developed successful intervention approaches for the above identified behaviors.
      3. Written an effective behavior plan for students involving all significant systems that are  
          involved in the students’ life.
      4. Studied and analyzed behaviors and sequenced them according to their order of occurrence.
      5. Taught specific behavior reducing strategies to students and helped students to implement them
          with peers.
      6. Shared information with students and colleagues in a non-threatening manner.
      7. Effectively transferred programs and interventions across school, home, and community.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:
Completion of all specified assignments is required for issuance of hours or credit.  The Heritage Institute does not award partial credit. 

 

HOURS EARNED:
Completing the basic assignments (Section A. Information Acquisition) for this course automatically earns participant’s their choice of CEUs (Continuing Education Units), or Washington State Clock Hours or Oregon PDUs. The Heritage Institute offers CEUs and is an approved provider of Washington State Clock Hours and Oregon PDUs.

 

UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT INFORMATION

REQUIREMENTS FOR UNIVERSITY QUARTER CREDIT
Continuing Education Quarter credits are awarded by Antioch University Seattle (AUS). AUS requires 75% or better for credit at the 400 level and 85% or better to issue credit at the 500 level. These criteria refer both to the amount and quality of work submitted.

  1. Completion of Information Acquisition assignments 30%
  2. Completion of Learning Application assignments 40%
  3. Completion of Integration Paper assignment 30%

 

CREDIT/NO CREDIT (No Letter Grades or Numeric Equivalents on Transcripts)
Antioch University Seattle (AUS) Continuing Education Quarter credit is offered on a Credit/No Credit basis; neither letter grades nor numeric equivalents are on a transcript. 400 level credit is equal to a "C" or better, 500 level credit is equal to a "B" or better. This information is on the back of the transcript.

AUS Continuing Education quarter credits may or may not be accepted into degree programs. Prior to registering determine with your district personnel, department head or state education office the acceptability of these credits for your purpose.

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

REQUIRED TEXT

A Chosen text from Bibliography.
The participant may purchase text directly from publishing companies. A list of all companies and phone numbers are located in the back of the participantʼs manual.

None. All reading is online.

MATERIALS FEE

Once you register log onto the instructor’s website at www.michaelsedler.com. Click on Classes then scroll down and click on High Maintenance Behaviors manual. The manual will download as a PDF file to your computer.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR TEACHING THIS COURSE:

Mike Sedler, D.Min., M.S.W. brings over 30 years of educational experience as an administrator, social worker, behavior specialist and teacher to each of his classes.  

He provides consultation services and seminars throughout the United States and Canada for schools, agencies and businesses.  He has been teaching “adult learning classes” since the mid 1980’s and has had the privilege of working for The Heritage Institute for over 25 years. 

He has a graduate degree in Social Work, a Doctoral degree in Ministry, a Counseling license, as well as his teaching certification (K-8).  His combination of classroom experience, behavior intervention approaches, and involvement in working with hundreds of families allows for an excellent blend in all his classes.

Mike is passionate about children and emphasizes the importance of avoiding power struggles, offering options/choices to children, setting clear boundaries and guidelines as well as finding a place of positive engagement and connection with each individual.  His heart for people and emphasis on positive communication are found throughout his seminars and classes.

All of Mike’s classes are practical and “field tested” in schools and classrooms. Educators have found ongoing success in implementing Mike’s clear and concise approaches.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

HIGH MAINTENANCE BEHAVIORS & INTERACTIONS

You may order the following books by calling the publishing company (number provided), ordering on-line, or through a local bookstore.

Bos, Susan. Strategies for Teaching Students with Learning and Behavior Problems. Pearson, 2014. Interventions to assist in meeting problem behaviors and learning difficulties.  www.pearsoned.com

Branson, Robert. Coping With Difficult People. Random House Books. 2012. Reducing trouble from difficult individuals (grades P-12.)  www.randomhouse.com  800-733-3000.

Cain, Susan. Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. Broadway Books. 2013. Discusses the place for introverts within schools and society (grades P-12).  www.crownpublishing.com  212-782-9000

Chansky, Tamar. Freeing Your Child From Anxiety.   Crown publishing. 2014. Helping children change their negative attitudes to positive thinking (grades P – 8.)   www.crownpublishing.com   800-733-3000.

Edwards, Hazel and McGrath, Helen.  Difficult Personalities. The Experiment. 2010. Covers various personality profiles of people with successful interventions (P-12)  www.theexdperimentpublishing.com  212-889-1659.

Evanson, Renee.  Powerful Phrases for Dealing with Difficult People. Anacom Press. 2013. Specific ready to use words and phrases for people (grades 7 -12; adult.) www.anacombooks.org  800-250-5308.

Kiersey, David. Portraits of Temperaments. Prometheus Nemesis Books. 2004. Personality profiles and how they relate to other people (Grades 10 -12; adult.)   www.keirsey.com   800-734-0039.

Leviss, Kathi Graham. High Maintenance Employees. Sourcebooks, Inc. 2005. How to get the best out of difficult people (adult.)  www.sourcebooks.com 800-432-7444.  

Parrott, Les. High Maintenance Relationships. Tyndale Press. 1997. Variety of high impact behaviors and strategies for working with them (grades K – 12; adult.)  www.tyndale.com  800-323-9400.

Rathvon, Natalie. Effective School Interventions. The Guilford Press. 2008. Proactive interventions for difficult behaviors and personalities (grades K – 12.)  www.guilford.com  800-365-7006.

Steiner, Rudolf. The Four Temperaments. Rudolf Steiner Press. 2013. Discusses four types of personalities and strategies to work with each one (P-12.)  www.rudolfsteinerpress.com