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Expanded Menta Method® (EMM)

Event Number 907-19
Date 03/01/2019
Presenters Jason Kudelka and Rory Conran
Intended Audience Transportation Directors, Drivers, Assistants
Location Geneva Transportation Dept. 38W700 Keslinger Road, Geneva, IL 60134
Time 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Fee None
Status Open
Description The training will give bus drivers and aides the tools necessary for working with children on school buses. Specifically the Expanded Menta Method® (EMM) model is the framework that guides the practice of individuals working with school age children on how to structure the environment to improve student behavior. The model is based on more than 30 years of institutional knowledge and experience in working with challenging students and is strongly grounded in the principles of behavioral science. · The EMM model teaches that adult responses greatly impact student behavior and student learning. It challenges adults to take responsibility to ensure that the environment is optimal for students. · The EMM framework provides adults with a common language, strategies for developing common expectations and procedures, and a common lens for understanding the environment and the needs of students. When adults share the same language, expectations, and understanding, they can more powerfully collaborate to support the needs of all students. · The EMM model provides both content and methodology for training individuals in the strategies found to be successful in supporting positive student behavior. Please contact Eleanor Morris with questions emorris@kaneroe.org