Bridging Behaviors in the Classroom

Offered by:
  • Tiny Hands Talking
  • Lynette J. Olsen, M.Ed.
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  • Teachers
  • Other Educators

“Behind every challenging behavior is a lagging skill and a demand for that skill.” (Ross Greene). Utilizing collaborative problem-solving skills, providing a classroom toolbox and eliminating negative language helps challenging children at school.  Identifying lagging skills and triggers that result in challenging behaviors provide a framework for understanding the difficulties in our students.  Most importantly, teaching student collaborative problem solving skills eliminates frustration, enhances learning and provides life long skills.

Welcome to the “Bridging Behaviors” workshop!  My goal is to create an interactive and encouraging learning environment.  You will have an opportunity to engage in various approaches while learning to identify challenging behaviors, implement tools for strategies, create an action plan and actively participate in  brain-body exercises. 

Ross Greene is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  He is the author of “The Explosive Child,” “Treating Explosive Kids” and “Lost at School”.  For more resources and information about the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach visit

“Brain Gym” is an educational program designed to use physical movement to develop and aide in the process of learning.  It is based on cognition, physical and sensory skills.

Duration:  2 hours:  Each participant receives 2 P.D. hours

Cost: $300.00 for a 2 hour workshop

Contact Information: (207) 706-6971 or

From Lynette: "I have been an educator for over 30 years with a Master’s Degree in Special Needs and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Elementary.  I’ve had the honor and privilege to work with various age groups in public and private school settings.  My experience with elementary, preschool, homeschool, adult and college students have enabled me to provide developmentally appropriate interventions and strategies in all classroom settings. "