Scott Noyes presents



Monday January 15, 2018                  9:00-4:00 pm

Live & Learn Early Learning Center
114 Mast Rd Lee NH 03861

Successfully Working with Challenging Behaviors & De-escalation with Children

Are these children spoiled? manipulative? stubborn? obstinate? pushy?
The problem with these labels is that they imply that the children's behaviors are contemplated and intentional. We quickly find that usual reward-and-punishment strategies do not work with these children. Working with these kids often makes people feel frustrated, overwhelmed, guilt-ridden, and exhausted. Sometimes we reach the point where we feel the situation is hopeless. So what do we do? This session looks closely at these children and works to develop systems that help them, support you, assist their classmates, and empower their parents.

De-escalation is the reduction in the intensity of a conflict. Unlike escalation, which often occurs rapidly and unintentionally, de-escalation tends to be slow and only happens intentionally through much effort. A variety of approaches are possible: the gradual reciprocal reduction in tension approach (GRIT), cooling off periods, changing communication strategies and patterns, and others. This presentation will introduce ways to bring a child back to a reasonable state. Learning to control yourself, your physical stance, and how to have a helpful discussion, are topics this workshop includes. This information puts adults working with escalated behaviors in supportive positions.

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Exploring a Sense of Place in Nature

Collaborative Nature Based
Childhood Conference

SAVE THE DATE Saturday September 15, 2018
7:00 am - 4:30 pm
Live & Learn Early Learning Center
114 Mast Road, Lee NH
Rain or Shine!

2017 Conference Handouts

Stories & Games for the trail - Shawn Middleton [Click Here]


Rough and Tumble Play handouts

movement strategies

Teambuilding handouts

candy bar personality test

Essex AEYC Fizz Pop Whee handouts


science & math sample activities

science Math resource book list

Family Resource Connection


University of Maine Tipsheets for Early Childhood


ELNH Conference Resources

Toddler Articles[Click Here]

Boston AEYC Conference

Great Dance CD Sources [Click Here]

Candy Bar Personality Test [Click Here]

NAEYC National Conference November 2017

Teambuilding PowerPoint 2016 Los Angeles [Click Here]

Teambuilding packet [Click Here]

Teacher Resource List [Click Here]

Outdoor Classroom Project Book List [Click Here] [Click Here] [Click Here]

Nature Resources [Click Here]

A Sense of Place Conference

Take a look at photos from previous conferences [Click Here]

Keep The Sense of Wonder-Exploring a Sense of Place with Young Children
by Johanna Booth-Miner
[Click Here] .PDF of a Power Point

Sense of Place Video---Small size 9.29 MB
Sense of Place Video---Lage Size 24.5 MB

Nurturing Children's Biophilia: Developmentally Apporiate Environmental Education For Young Children
by Randy White & Vicki L. Stoecklin
[Click Here] .Pdf file

Community Action Guide
Building The Children & Nature Movement From The Ground Up

Prepared by Civic Results
[Click Here] .Pdf file

Nurturing Environmental Awareness in Children
by Kim Hyers
[Click Here] .Pdf file

The Power of Nature to Help Children Heal
by Vicki Bohling-Philippi
[Click Here] .Pdf file

Sharing Nature with Children
By Karen Stephens
[Click Here] .Pdf file

Support Resilience by Connection Children with Nature
By Karen Stephens
[Click Here] .Pdf file

Young Children's Relationship with Nature:
Its Importance to Children's Development & the Earth's Future

By Randy White
[Click Here] .Pdf file

Debriefing Article - Reprint permission from Mike Gass
[Click Here].Pdf File

Debriefing Techniques
[Click Here] .Pdf File