The Good News About Bad Behavior: A Workshop for Educators

Tuesday, April 2, 2019
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Phillips Academy, Andover, MA

A powerful workshop about helping students thrive and succeed with Katherine Reynolds Lewis.


As students change, best practices for classroom management must adapt as well. In this workshop, Katherine Reynolds Lewis will share her new book’s findings about the rising incidence of behavioral and mood disorders—such as ADHD, anxiety and depression— and explain how successful discipline practices teach children self-control.

This workshop will cover how the adult-child relationship influences the brain’s ability to self-regulate, how teachers can deal with disruptive and defiant children, and why rewards and punishments often backfire.

Katherine will share road-tested discipline models like the PAX classroom game, which in some classrooms effectively eliminates symptoms of ADHD.

This workshop includes hands-on activities designed to give teachers tools to use in classrooms right away!

$99 per person from AISNE member schools

  • $79 per person for groups of three or more colleagues

$299 per person for non-member schools

  • $249 per person for groups of three or more

Katherine Reynolds Lewis is an award-winning independent journalist, author and parent educator based in the Washington, DC, area who writes for The Atlantic, Parents, USA Today's magazine group, the Washington Post, and Working Mother. Formerly, Lewis served as a national correspondent for Bloomberg and Newhouse News Service, and earned fellowships with the Education Writers Association and Logan Nonfiction Program at the Carey Institute for Global Good. Her 2018 book, The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever -- And What to Do About It, has been covered by numerous national and international media, including NPR, CNN, The New York Times, Washingtonian, NPR, CNN, and outlets in Australia, Sweden, Germany, New Zealand, Brazil, The Philippines, Singapore and South Korea. She graduated from Harvard University with a physics degree and is a certified parent educator with the Parent Encouragement Program in Kensington, Maryland.

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