Full Day: Addressing Challenging Behaviors

Positive guidance is a way of teaching that acknowledges and nurtures the potential of each child through consistent, positive interactions.  Join us to explore effective and easy to use strategies to support the behaviors you want to cultivate in your classroom community.  After participating in this training for early childhood educators, you will be able to:

  • Identify the key elements that create a positive classroom climate
  • Use positive strategies for tackling challenges and supporting children with diverse needs.  
  • Create a three-step action plan to handle challenging behaviors with a teaching mindset.


March 20, 2019
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
6 clock hours included

**Othello Commons**
4200 S. Othello Street, Suite 117
Seattle, WA 98118


Instructor Bio: Gina Dobberstein has a diverse background of experiences in the early childhood field. She has been a classroom teacher, program administrator, parent educator, coach, faculty member, and a local and national trainer. In the fall of 2016, Gina joined the Haring Center after relocating to Washington from the Midwest. She has an undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Science and a master’s degree in Child and Family Studies from Michigan State University. Gina has experience writing curriculum and providing training in topics related to differentiated instruction, health and safety, literacy, kindergarten readiness and positive guidance.