Behavior Bytes

BehaviorBytes-CoffBrk-Logo-4-20-HRes.jpgJoin us for Behavior Bytes!

Are you looking for a quick pick-me-up in professional learning? Need to connect with like-minded people? We have the space for you!
Join educational consultants from PaTTAN for a quick “byte” of timely, behavioral conversations. PaTTAN’s Behavior Bytes will visit current topics, sharing what others are doing to support families, students and educators while bringing ideas and resources.  If you are a parent or caregiver, student, teacher, administrator or just want to know more about  behavior-related topics, click a link below and sit back and enjoy a quick “byte” of behavior.

Behavior Bytes Fall 2020


Special Episode October 2020

Are you teaching virtually this year? Here is a brief 9 minute video, titled "Behavior Buttons" to offer tips and strategies to encourage positive behavior in those spaces.   

Behavior Bytes Summer 2020

Welcome to the first of our Behavior Bytes Summer series videos dedicated to families, educators, community members, and students preparing for the return of school in the Fall of 2020. Today we invited Meg Duffy, a building principal at Sumner Elementary in the Scranton School District. This recorded interview led by PaTTAN East Consultant Donna Halpin highlights ways to keep families informed, supports for faculty, ways to engage community partners, and suggestions for families as they prepare for the upcoming school year. Mrs. Duffy defines what a trauma sensitive school looks like at Sumner Elementary.
Enjoy this interview with Mrs. Duffy. 
Today we invited Brian McGinley. Mr. McGinley is a Licensed Social Worker from the Chester County Intermediate Unit. He currently work in the Training and Consultation dept of CCIU. This recorded 2 part interview lead by PaTTAN EAST consultant, Mrs. Sandy Shacklady-White, highlights how the pandemic may have impacted our youth, defines resiliency and post traumatic growth, and provides strategies for preparing to return to school. Mr. McGinley provide practical information that is applicable in your life.
  Today we talk with Dyane Carrere. Ms. Carrere is an educator with more than 40 years of experience supporting students with social, emotional, and behavioral needs.  She speaks on the topics of behavior and trauma at state and national levels and is the lead author of the book The Re-Set Process: Trauma-Informed Behavior Strategies, due out through Brookes Publishing in October 2020. 
This recorded 2-part interview lead by PaTTAN EAST consultant, Dr. Tina Lawson, highlights how self-regulation is a critical skill when dealing with stress and stressful situations. This skill is not necessarily mastered by all of us in all situations. COVID-19 has stretched many of us as caregivers, employers/employees and family members. If we struggle with self-regulation as adults, just imagine how our children and youth are dealing with the stress. This 2-part series gives practical strategies anyone can master and teach to others.
     Join Chelsea Melrath, Coalition Coordinator & Trauma Specialist from Chester County Government Services as she describes what the ACEs study is and its findings.  She discusses, how our bodies respond to situations that evoke stress, the 3 types of stress and how stress relates to trauma.  She explains the 4 levels of being ‘trauma informed’.  Additionally, she shares strategies that adults can implement with children and youth at this challenging time. Lastly, she provides a list of resources for viewers to access for extra supports.
  Join PaTTAN Educational Consultant Ron Logan as he talks with a group of parents who also happen to be PaTTAN Educational Consultants, and how they have managed the past few months with balancing their families and work. Hear some of the challenges they have worked through, the difficult conversations they’ve had and the joys that they’ve experienced. Listen to this roundtable discussion for tips, hints, and reminders that we are all in this together.

Behavior Bytes Spring 2020 series - PaTTAN YouTube Playlist of all seven videos