Teacher Time: Webinars for Head Start Preschool Teachers Teachers Choice! Digging Deeper into Challenging Behaviors

1 – 2 p.m. EDT

The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning (NCQTL) is pleased to present Teacher Time, the monthly webinar for Head Start teachers. The series is hosted by NCQTL’s own Kristin Ainslie and Dawn Williams. Hear directly from early childhood education experts on topics unique to the joys and challenges that teachers face every day.

Thanks for sharing which topics interest you with NCQTL. This month we’re focusing on the most popular submission: Challenging behaviors. Join NCQTL on Friday, March 21, at 1 p.m. EDT for Teacher’s Choice! Digging Deeper into Challenging Behaviors. Dr. Gail Joseph will help staff think deeply about what children are trying to tell us through their challenging behaviors.

Dr. Joseph is an associate professor and director of Early Childhood and Families Studies at the University of Washington, and co-director of NCQTL. She has had experience as a Head Start teacher, teacher trainer, mental health specialist, and national consultant in promoting evidence-based social-emotional practices with young children.

Topics for the webinar include:

  • Personal hot button behaviors
  • Finding the meaning behind a child’s challenging behavior
  • Best teaching strategies to prevent challenging behaviors

Find more resources and classroom tools from the Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL). Materials include:

Who Should Watch?

While anyone is welcome to participate in these webinars, they are specifically designed to meet the unique demands of Head Start teachers.

Viewing the Webinar

There is no need to pre-register. On the day of the webinar, select this link to join:


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Stay Connected with #NCQTL

During and after the presentation, we encourage you to share your thoughts and experiences on Twitter! Include #NCQTL in your tweets to participate in the chat. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can still follow the conversation at www.twitter.com/#NCQTL.

We Want to Hear from You!

After each webinar, please share examples of your classroom photos, lesson plans, or samples of activities. Please don’t include children or adults in the photos, for confidentiality reasons. We have a small token of appreciation for those who send examples to ncqtl@uw.edu.


You may send your questions to ncqtl@uw.edu or call (toll-free) 1-877-731-0764. Sign up to receive information and resources about quality teaching and learning.

Source: National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning

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