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Full day Workshop

To book this workshop please contact Bill Hansberry


Yep – I still call it ‘behaviour management’ because regardless of where the winds of popular discourse blow us (with the new and trendy names for the same old stuff), at the end of the day, adults still manage young people’s behaviour. They must also run the room to create and maintain safe and dignified learning environments where students have the best chance of managing their behaviour.


Some students develop self-management and pro-social conduct quickly, others take much longer, and some will need support throughout school. Regardless, the basics of effective behaviour management remain largely universal.

Effective restorative practitioners are skilled, authoritative managers of young people. They are emotionally intelligent, self-aware and empathic. They hold the line on high expectations of behaviour and warmly communicate behaviour standards and expected routines. They also understand that behaviour management is an act of ongoing maintenance. Students are supported to meet behaviour standards by being taught behaviours and routines explicitly.


Effective classroom managers are skilled in using consequences, use encouragement effectively and are described by most students as strict but nice. Students work harder for these teachers because they know the teacher expects a lot of them and cares about them.

Grounded in the work of Dr. Bill Rogers (one of my heroes), BM101 is a prerequisite for the level 1 Restorative Practices training. Basic behaviour management principles and techniques must be understood, rehearsed and mastered before pushing headlong into restorative approaches. Without this grounding, we risk forming a permissive (see social control window) management style.  

BM101 is a full-day workshop that early career teachers love, and later career teachers constantly give feedback on how vital the reminder was. Teachers are so busy; the job is so cognitively overloading and emotionally demanding that sometimes we forget the approaches that make the most significant difference when it comes to managing students. We all need a reminder!

We explore

  • Behaviour Management from the inside out – The ‘why’, ‘how’ and ‘what’ of managing student behaviour

  • Belonging (social recognition) as a primary driver of student behaviour

  • Establishing and maintaining classroom rules

  • Understanding the 4 Goals of Misbehaviour (after the work of Adler and Dreikurs)

  • The language of behaviour correction and our level of intrusiveness (after the work of Dr. Bill Rogers)

  • Consequences

  • Follow-up conversations with students about behaviour



Bill mentors teachers wishing to apply these concepts in their classrooms.

“An engaging presentation, hands on and direct. Bill was excellent as a facilitator.”


Head of House - Mount Carmel College SA.

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