Managing Challenging Behaviors in the Regular Classroom Environment
It is the beginning of the school year and every student has two questions on their mind as they head off to school–Will my teacher like me? and Will I have a friend?   For the majority of students, school is a wonderful environment to learn and grow.  But what happens when kids misbehave? Traditionally?  Rewards and Consequences don’t work.  Shame and humiliation don’t work!  Suspension and Expulsions don’t work.  So, what should we do with kids in our classrooms and schools when they misbehave, are disruptive or just won’t stop acting out?  Join Dr. Joe Sartorius and focus on restorative practices to help teachers develop positive strategies to help students be successful.

Participants can earn up to two hours of graduate credit at a cost of $145.00 per hour if interested.

Participants are encouraged to bring the book: Better Than Carrots or Sticks:  Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom Management by Dominique Smith.




Things to know before you arrive:
* Bunker Hill is the perfect place for a retreat.  It is quiet and rustic.  Come prepared to relax, make new friends, and enjoy learning on a topic of interest for all teachers.
* There is no cell phone or wi-fi service. You may leave the number to the main office with family in case of an emergency, 417-934-2333.
* Dress code is casual. Shorts, jeans, sweatshirts and t-shirts are all perfectly fine attire.
* You will be sharing a cabin with other workshop attendees.
* You will need to bring your own toiletries (shampoo, soap, etc.) Towels and bedding are provided.
* All meals are served family style. There are lots of opportunities to eat, but if there is a specific food you need, you will need to bring that food with you.
* There will be downtime, so you can enjoy the serenity of nature and the beautiful Jack’s Fork River.
* Other items you might want to bring with you are: sunscreen, bug spray, camp chairs, flashlight, etc.

Getting there:
Bunker Hill is scenic and secluded which means it’s also remote but not terribly hard to find. If you’re using GPS, you may lose signal along the way. You’ll want to acquaint yourself with the map before you start driving. My #1 navigation tip is that once you take Hwy 17 to Hwy O, you’re done thinking because when Hwy O ends, you’re there! If you get lost, call Bunker Hill (417-934-2333) and they can give you directions.
When you pull into Bunker Hill, proceed straight down the hill (don’t turn right) and you’ll see signs for where to check in.

Address of location:
Bunker Hill Retreat
State Hwy O
Mountain View, MO 65548

Schedule of Events:

  • Friday:  Meet and Greet from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday:
    • Breakfast 7:30 AM
    • 9:00 – 12:00
    • Lunch 12:30 PM
    • 1:00 – 4:00 PM
    • Dinner 5:30 PM
  • Sunday
    • Breakfast 7:30 AM
    • 9:00 – 11:00 AM
    • Lunch 12:30 PM

Check-out is 2 p.m. on Sunday

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