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Arkansas State University Mid-South Regional Workshop

How to Manage Student Behavior Without Really Trying

Workshop Description

When first entering a community college classroom, many faculty members are shocked that students don’t act like “adults.” Even seasoned faculty members are sometimes flabbergasted by students’ behavior. Workshop participants gain a new perspective on student behavior, why students behave in certain ways, and how to respond to unprofessional classroom behavior.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or are able to:

  • Identify expected professional behaviors for students already employed in their respective industries.
  • Examine how to define expected behaviors in the classroom that are vague or general.
  • Explore how culture, age, background, and other factors contribute to a different interpretation of professional behaviors.
  • Identify current problematic learner behaviors, experiences dealing with those learner behaviors, and current management styles and strategies.
  • Discuss how to identity at-risk students and analyze the relationship between learning barriers and classroom behavior.
  • Learn effective strategies and principles for managing adult learner behavior in the classroom.
  • Compare and contrast the aforementioned effective management strategies to their own individual strategies.
  • Identify and use non-aggressive techniques to disarm potentially aggressive student behaviors and learn why some techniques may provoke students.
  • Create written behavioral expectations designed to explain specifically desired behaviors, what undesired behaviors look like, and the results and consequences of each behavior.

Participants can claim a digital badge and certificate upon completing the workshop and a post-workshop survey.

Preliminary Schedule

March 19, 2021
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Workshop
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lunch Provided by NISOD


Arkansas State University Mid-South
Magruder Hall – Room 108
2000 W. Broadway
West Memphis, AR 72301


Registration Type
Early Registration
on or before
February 19, 2021
Late Registration
February 19, 2021
Host College (Member) $139 $189
Member $169 $219
Non Member $219 $269

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellation and refund requests must be received in writing prior to March 5, 2021. A refund of the workshop fee, minus a $25 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by March 5, 2021. Refunds will not be given after March 5, 2021 or for no-shows. Registrants who have an outstanding balance and do not attend the workshop are responsible for the $25 administrative fee. Substitutions are accepted at any time prior to the workshop by submitting a written request to Kelley Berley. The individual requesting the transfer is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with the transfer.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, NISOD meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to the use and distribution of the registrant or attendees’ image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities by NISOD.

About the Facilitator

Sean J. Glassberg, the recipient of the 2013 TYCA-Southeast Cowan Award for Teaching Excellence and the 2007 Professor of the Year at Horry Georgetown Technical College, has over 20 years of academic and professional experience, ranging from teaching English at community colleges and universities to training industry and technical professionals to become educators.

Coming from a family of educators has provided Sean with a solid foundation of best-teaching practices. His master’s degree in Special Education and experience with children with disabilities have enabled Sean to respond to a wide spectrum of learners. His passion to help others in and out of the classroom led him to found Racers for Pacers, a non-profit organization with a mission to include children with disabilities in the running community.

Hotel Information

Hampton Inn Marion
310 Angelo's Grove Road
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-2800 

Fairfield Inn & Suites Memphis Marion
101 Hannah Lane
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-8500 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites West Memphis
1007 E. Service
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 733-0570 

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham West Memphis
1550 North 6th Street
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 551-4453 

Comfort Suites West Memphis I-40 I-55
850 Stephen Boulevard
West Memphis, AR 72301
(870) 733-9900 

Comfort Inn
2700 I-55 Service Rd
Marion, AR 72364
(870) 739-2323

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