Strategies for Handling Difficult Students

Classroom management intervention strategies to guide your students in successful and positive behaviors
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Our online EDUC 655 Dealing with Disruptive Behaviors course will give you behavior management skills and intervention strategies to guide your students in successful and positive behaviors.

Register now to reserve a spot. There is no registration fee to reserve a class.

Our behavior management course includes how to:

  • Support students dealing with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and trauma.
  • Integrate mindfulness and self-care practices to help you as an educator, as well as your students, self-regulate, and deal with stressful situations.
  • Implement Tier 1 and Tier 2 strategies in your classroom.
  • Create a behavior assessment tool and intervention plan.
  • Connect with your students and determine settings, triggers, and effects.
  • Build strategies for teaching self-management and social skills.

We’ll discuss evidence-based preventative strategies, positive behavioral supports, and effective interventions. You’ll gain classroom management strategies for addressing disruptive behaviors, chronic noncompliance, and ADHD-related issues.

EDUC 655 Dealing with Disruptive Behaviors
Instructor: Tammi Kuba
Online Course
Three semester hours of graduate credit

Fall: September 19 - November 11, 2022
Tuition: $476 per semester hour graduate credit ($1,428 for a three-credit course)
Fall Tuition Due:  TBD

We invite you to enroll in our behavior management course to meet your professional development goals if you need a license renewal, graduate credits, transfer credit to another university, or just a refresher course.

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development.

Our online behavior management course allows you to complete your weekly assignments as they best fit your schedule. All discussion postings and projects are submitted online.

This course is an approved elective in the Master of Science in Education online degree program.

Our Students Say

"I have liked the open discussions, the instructor's openness to answering questions, the organization, and learning specific strategies on responding or dealing with disruptive behavior.”
~ Kendra Brolsma

"Reading about all the different behavioral scenarios teachers have encountered in schools through discussion postings has been very enlightening for me. Sometimes it feels like I'm in a bubble at my school, so hearing other experiences and approaches to behavior concerns has been very helpful in reassuring me (a newish teacher) and gives me ideas for addressing problem behaviors.

Overall, all the assignments are very applicable to my everyday teaching, and that made this class very helpful."
~ Erin Janke

"I have enjoyed reading the other students' posts and interacting on the discussion board. I liked the Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) assignment because I got to read the FBAs other people created, as well as all of the feedback."
~ Nate Flesch

Our students include:

  • PK-12 teachers
  • Special education teachers
  • Guidance counselors
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • School psychologists
  • Principals
  • Leadership teams
How do I register?

Complete the Online Registration Form.

UW-Stout reserves the right to cancel classes that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements.

If you need a copy of the syllabus for your employer to approve enrollment in the class, email: Online Professional Development.

Withdrawal and Refund Policy


An e-textbook will be provided when you log in to the course. You may open the e-textbook to read online from your laptop or desktop. The e-textbook software is compatible with an iPad, Kindle Fire or fully internet-capable device. It is not compatible with a Kindle Reader.

Colvin, G.T. (2009). Managing noncompliance and defiance in the classroom: A road map for teachers, specialists, and behavior support teams. Corwin Press. ISBN: 9781412960892

If you prefer to read a hard copy of the textbook, instead of reading via your computer or tablet, you may purchase the book from as a new or used paperback.