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Jamie Waldvogel, MS, BCBA, Founder/Owner

Behave Your Best!




To get the most benefit our of our workshops, we recommend you first watch our FREE Resource: "Pretend Your are A Light Switch for Educatiors". Click below to watch!


Pre-Recorded Teacher Workshops

$20 includes the recording and Power Point

Continuing Education credit is available for $10

- You can purchase continuing education credit on the next page.
- You must complete emailed pre and post tests (via Google forms) to receive credit. 
- Your information will be entered into your state's registry 5-10 days after the end of the month in which you submit both your pre and post test, as well as any other reqirements. Credit is availalbe in MNCPD/Develop (MN) or Gateways (IL). 
  • Assessing Patterns of Avoidant Behavior in Children 
    Learn how children use their unwanted behavior to delay, avoid, control or get out of something they would rather not do. Identify and record examples of avoidant behavior. Describe to others on the assessment team a child’s performance on tasks and activities. (Level 1)
  • Combat Impulsivity: Teach Children to Wait and Accept No
    Learn how to anticipate and avoid challenging behaviors using positive guidance strategies. Recognize natural opportunities to teach children to wait and accept "no" for an answer. (Level 2)Develop a Plan to Address Avoidant Patterns of Unwanted Behavior in Children (web-based) (LEVEL 2)

  • Develop a Plan to Address Avoidant Patterns of Unwanted Behavior in Children 

  • Evaluate and Continuously Improve Your Behavior Guidance Strategies
    What went wrong and what can I do the next time? The ability to evaluate and continuously improve your behavior guidance strategies is an important skill for today's early childhood providers. Tools that may have worked in the past, or with one child or classroom, may not be effective with another. Avoid challenging behaviors by using positive guidance strategies. (Level 3)

  • Implement a Successful Nap Routine in the Group Setting
    Prevent chaos at nap time by creating positive routines that will promote sleep. Review information on early childhood sleep norms. Discuss several examples of challenging behaviors that present at nap time. Learn and understand the skills that children need in order to be successful napping in the group setting. Develop plans to prevent challenging pre-nap behavior. (Level 1)

  • Talk Objectively About Unwanted Behavior to Keep a Parent's "Switch" On! 
    Talking to parents about unwanted behavior their child displays in the classroom can be challenging. Learn strategies to keep a parent's "switch" on with content exclusively owned by Behave Your Best, LLC. Focus on skills you are teaching to replace unwanted behavior. Demonstrate expected behaviors for parents. Follow-up with parents. Role play how to handle parent responses. (Level 1)
  • Respect Your "Switch"! 
    You Have a “Switch” Too! Learn how to respect your own “Switch!” Increase awareness of the stressors that occur in the classroom and their impact on your ability to show up as your best self to teach. Create a learning environment that is predictable and responsive. Analyze, evaluate, and improve your interactions with children to promote positive behavior. Course is offered online. Content is exclusively owned by Behave Your Best, LLC. (LEVEL 2)
  • Teach Behavior Regulation Without Talking 
    Learn how to capitalize on the power of your behavior when teaching behavior regulation. Use silent positive guidance strategies to teach listening the first time and other skills designed to prevent a child’s challenging behaviors. Visually scan and monitor the early childhood environment to anticipate and redirect potential misbehavior using silent strategies. (Level 1)
  • Teach Children to Listen the First Time
    Discover strategies to assist children in following simple rules, routines, and directions. Discover age-appropriate expectations for following directions. Implement proactive supports to teach children to follow directions the first time they are given. (Level 1)
  • Teach Children to Make Choices to Set the Foundation for Behavior Regulation 
    Break down the skill of making a choice into teachable baby steps for infants to school-aged children. Identify natural teaching moments during routine interactions with children in the group setting. Help children learn and use positive social skills and make appropriate choices. (Level 1)
  • Teach Children to Stay Busy When Adults are Busy 
    Learning to play independently, get dressed by oneself, and generally stay on-task at meal time, circle time, while washing hands, etc. throughout the day are important skills to teach children to ensure the classroom runs smoothly and predictably. Facilitate a child's increasing sense of autonomy and independence by consistently providing a secure base from which to explore. Learn how to use your attention to provide a learning environment that is predictable and responsive while teaching independence. (Level 2)
  • Teach Children to Transition Successfully in the Group Setting
    Transitioning between activities is a pivotal social skills that ensures a classroom runs smoothly. Learn how to break down the task of transitioning into teachable components. List at least 3 social skills that are prerequisites to successfully transitioning between activities. Recognize routine activities and transitions as teachable moments. Describe how to help children learn to make appropriate choices. (Level 1)
  • Teach Infants Skills to Prevent Unwanted Toddler Behaviors
    Discover skills to focus on teaching infants before they develop unwanted patterns of behavior as toddlers. Help children use gestures to express feelings, needs, and desires. Understand the importance of infants developing independence in play and sleep. (Level 1)

  • Teach Social Skills to Prevent or Replace Unwanted Behavior in the Group Setting
    Inability to perform appropriate social skills is a common reason why toddlers and preschoolers display challenging behaviors in the group setting. In this workshop, we first review how to respond to unwanted behaviors while minimizing the potential that the child learns new unwanted behaviors. We review the common reasons for unwanted behaviors in the group setting. We describe 6 pivotal social skills to teach children aged 18 months to 5 years old, and provide an experiential method for teaching the social skills to children in the group setting. (Level 1 )

  • That Behavior Came Out of Left Field!
     Children are efficient with their behavior in early childhood. They rarely engage in unwanted behaviors for no reason. It is our job to figure out the reason. This training reviews the basics of functional behavioral assessment and offers a tool to conduct assessments in your setting. (Level 1)


For more information and CEU areas of credit, visit: https://behaveyourbest.com/workshops-for-educators/