Behavior Management in Storytime (2 hours)
Managing and redirecting behavior during storytime can be challenging. There can be confusion over when and how to step in and redirect, when to seek assistance, and how to avoid these challenges in the first place. In this interactive workshop, Jill Burket Ragase will give you a variety of tools that you will be able to use to:
• Structure storytime for behavioral success
• Set and communicate age appropriate behavior expectations for children and their caregiver(s)
• Diffuse challenging situations
• Employ techniques to regain focus without losing the fun
We’ll discuss designing storytimes to encourage success, how to communicate behavior expectations consistently and clearly, what to do when things go wrong, as well as specific techniques to bring the focus back to the intended fun at hand.
Jill Burket Ragase is the Literacy Content and Logistics Director for Blue Manatee Literacy Project, a 2019 James Patterson Bookseller of the Year, a member of the American Bookseller Association’s Education Task Force and is the Project and Operations Leader for Cincinnati’s annual Books by the Banks book festival. She earned her MLS from the University of Kentucky and has worked as both a youth services and collection development librarian. She is also the proud parent of two, yes two sets of boy/girl twins with her husband Mark in Cincinnati, OH. You can find her online at jumbleofjill.com
Behavior Management in Storytime
Tue, Apr 7, 2020 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (EDT)
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