Classroom Interventions for Behavior: Virtual Power Hours, October 25 – Addressing Apathetic Behavior, Work Refusal, and Doing the Bare Minimum

From time to time, even the most motivated student can display apathetic behavior. At worst, they do nothing, and at their best, they may do just enough to get by. The goal for this session is to look at specific behaviors that are manifested through general apathy, such as boredom, helplessness, and withdrawn behavior, among others. Especially if these behaviors are interfering with a student’s academic or social success, a more intentional intervention may be warranted. This session will look specifically at interventions that will help students demonstrate an increase in motivation.

October 25, 2023 (Wednesday)
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm PT / 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm MT / 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm CT / 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm ET

Included Book: Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management

Cost: $125

This is the last of the October 2023 virtual Power Hour sessions. These virtual sessions offer practical ideas that can make a difference in your classroom tomorrow.

Attend more sessions for lower cost:
Any one session: $125
Any two sessions: $175
Any three sessions $225
Any four sessions: $250

Click here to view and purchase all available sessions

Note: Discount for multiple sessions will be applied at checkout.

To register with a purchase order, download the registration form here and send it along with a copy of your signed PO.


Multiple-session discount
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For Grades:
  • Jessica Sprick
  • Randy Sprick


Virtual Courses FAQs

  • Live virtual courses will be conducted via Zoom. Once your order is confirmed, please look for an email from Zoom that contains your unique link to join the course. Contact us if you don’t receive the link.
  • Graduate-level professional development credit is available for this course through UMass Global. Click here to learn more.
  • Questions about this course? Please email or call 866.345.1490.
  • Because books will be shipped to participants, no cancellations or refunds will be made.


Power Hour Books

Course price is for a single registrant seat and includes a copy of Teacher’s Encyclopedia. Please include the email address and shipping address for each individual registrant during checkout. We recommend using your home address, if possible—deliveries to a school or district address are occasionally lost or returned.

Register by September 27  to ensure you receive the course book before the start of the first Power Hour session. (For addresses outside the United States, register by September 13.)

If you are registering for individual sessions:

  • Session 1 (October 4): Register by September 27 to receive your book by October 2.
  • Session 2 (October 11): Register by October 2 to receive your book by October 9.
  • Session 3 (October 18): Register by October 9 to receive your book by October 16.
  • Session 4 (October 25): Register by October 16 to receive your book by October 23.

If your book does not arrive by the Monday before the start of your session, use the Virtual Course Help form to let us know.

  • Jessica Sprick

    Jessica Sprick is a consultant and presenter for Safe & Civil Schools and a writer for Ancora Publishing. Ms. Sprick has been a special education teacher for students with behavioral needs and Dean of Students at the middle school level. Her practical experience working with special and general education students and staff, along with strong training in positive behavior support techniques, drives her passion to help school personnel develop and implement effective classroom management plans.

  • Randy Sprick

    Randy Sprick has worked as a paraprofessional, teacher, and teacher trainer at the elementary and secondary levels. Author of a number of widely read books on behavior and classroom management, Randy is former director of Safe & Civil Schools, a consulting company that provides inservice programs throughout the country. Although Randy is largely retired, his Safe & Civil Schools colleagues continue the work of helping large and small school districts improve student behavior and motivation. Efficacy of that work is documented in peer-reviewed research, and Safe & Civil Schools materials are listed on the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP). Randy was the recipient of the 2007 Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) Wallin Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Direct Instruction Hall of Fame, along with numerous other awards and honors.