This week, I talk with Ian Wolf, the Coordinator of Student Conduct and a case manager for the Behavioral Intervention Team at Bergen County College in New Jersey. We talk about behavior as a means of communication and how we often look at behavior as good or bad, appropriate or inappropriate. Sometimes we forget that behavior is a function of our feelings and environments and if we take a deeper dive into that behavior we may find the need for support instead of discipline or punishment. We also talk about the struggles of many college students to get the support they need through traditional systems and what other, less traditional options may be available. We touch on the need for teachers to get support in the midst of trying to provide so much to their students as well.
To contact Ian for more information, email him at Ianwolf1992@gmail.com.