A Different Approach

This is a four-part on demand series for PreK-12th grade special and general education teachers, related service professionals, paraprofessionals, educational leaders, coaches, and inclusion facilitators ready for a different approach to behaviors that are challenging.

Our on demand sessions are available forever and are co-taught by Dr. Julie Causton, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, and Dr. Kate MacLeod. Each session provides practical strategies for shifting from a “behavior management” mindset (that punishes students for “bad” behavior or rewards students for “good” or “compliant” behavior) to an approach that supports all students—with kindness, creativity, acceptance, and love.


Get Ready! 

    • Normal is a myth
    • Relationships are key
    • Bad behavior is not what it seems
    • You are a boat captain

Get Set: Part 1! 

    • Understand what is happening in the brain
    • Helping all students feel safe, seen, soothed, and have secure attachments

Get Set: Part 2!

    • How to reduce stressors that push students out of the zone of optimal learning
    • What to do instead of using behavior charts and stickers

Experience Success! 

    • Responding and Supporting During and After Big Emotions
    • Collaborative Success Plans
    • Refueling and self-care

Bring the Whole District >


that helps all educators
authentically include students using humanistic behavioral supports.


Dr. Julie Causton

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Magical Circle Maker

keynote story teller

prolific author

An inspiring author, speaker, and inclusion advocate, Dr. Julie Causton spent 14 years in Higher Education at Syracuse University before leaving to become the CEO of Inclusive Schooling. She has spent the past 20 years studying best practices for inclusive education. Her dynamic presentations focus on engaging ways to educate learners, regardless of age, ability, and/or location.

Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak

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Revolutionary thought leader

Educator’s educator

Fierce play advocate

An accomplished author, sought-after speaker, and educator’s educator, Dr. Kristie Pretti-Frontczak spent 16 years as a tenured professor in Higher Education at Kent State University before leaving to lead a {r}evolution in early childhood education. She has spent over 50,000 hours teaching adults best practices in early childhood care and education in locations from Cincinnati to Singapore. She’s also been teaching adult learners on-line since 1997.

Dr. Kate MacLeod

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Secondary Education Expert

Equity Advocate

Accessibility wizard

An inclusive teacher, researcher, and author, Dr. Kate MacLeod spent 10 years in Higher Education at Syracuse University and University of Maine inspiring and supporting inclusive secondary teachers. She is founder and consultant at Inclusive Schooling and is an expert in supporting the inclusion of adolescent students with complex support needs.

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a shift in



Your Whole District

with a mindset of with kindness, creativity, acceptance, and love

Mindset. Heartset. Skillset

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Have a question before you join us?


How long will I have access?

You will get lifetime access to the recorded sessions and all the resources. 

What do I need to do to prepare?

No preparation necessary. Come with your biggest challenges around student behavior and we will help you find solutions and support. Feel free to bring your coffee, wear your PJs, heck, have a mimosa. Just be ready to learn about new humanistic ways to support all students and be inspired by what is possible!

We’ll invite you to a customized and private dashboard ahead time. You are welcome to explore or just take a peek.

Are there any resources I should get before?

It is recommended that everyone enrolled purchase a copy of Dr. Julie Causton and Dr. Kate MacLeod’s book From Behaving to Belonging: The Inclusive Art of Supporting Students Who Challenge Us. If you don’t already have a copy, it is available through Amazon or your favorite book seller.




My district already implements PBIS or Restorative Practices— does that matter?

This course is an excellent complement to strategies and ideas involved in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and Restorative Practices in Schools.