This COVID thing has put the Toolbox on the shelf. As most of you know, the Toolbox is our firm’s all day training program focusing on the disciplinary options when dealing with students with disabilities who engage in disruptive or violent behavior. I have done Toolbox trainings all over the state, and would love to continue to do so. But it doesn’t make much sense right now.
For one thing, we can’t gather in numbers. We limit Toolbox sessions to 40 or 50 people, but still, that’s way more than is allowed currently. Furthermore, the school buildings are closed. This just isn’t the time when an all-day, face to face training is feasible.
But I am available for Zoom conferences or webinars of some sort. If your district or ESC is interested in a session of one to two hours, that would be plenty of time to give an overview of the Toolbox, or a refresher for those of you who have had Toolbox training. The kids will be back next year, you know, so now would be a good time to put some things in place so that you will be well equipped to handle whatever comes your way in the 2020-21 school year. The goal of the Toolbox training is to give you a framework and vocabulary to better understand your options. This improves the self-confidence of school administrators when dealing with challenging situations.
So let me know if you are interested, and we can get something on the schedule. Send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DAWG BONE: TOOLBOX STILL AVAILABLE!
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