The Incident Management Program Offers Educators Practical Support in Behaviour Management
In classrooms, schools and school boards across the country, Canadian educators faces a common dilemma; how to effectively manage student
behavioral problems so that valuable classroom time can be spent on educating students in a safe and nurturing environment that is conducive to
learning. Too much time and energy is squandered in dealing with behavioral problems and their aftermath. Recording, collecting, and organizing
incident information can be challenging and time consuming. Recognizing the need to improve the way student information is collected, recorded and
accessed, the Incident Management Program (http://www.theimp.ca), a networking and information management program that offers educators an
effective tool for storing and accessing reports, is making it easier for educators to identify students with behavior problems, track their progress and
foster positive behaviour.
Designed by an educator, The Incident Management Program was developed to be intuitive and easy to use. Recording data takes just minutes,
eliminating paperwork. Educators can tell at a glance which behavioural challenge a student is struggling with. A convenient message system offers a
reminder if incidents need a follow-up. All data is held securely in a facility which is monitored 24 hours a day with no unauthorized access.
"Dealing with behavioural problems in the school can be challenging for teachers and principals. By networking with colleagues and other education
professionals, much more can be accomplished," states Gerard Engen, founder of Incident Management Program. "We developed this program to
facilitate teamwork. It provides ease of communication between office and staff through a secure network, enabling the school to work as a team.
Through the collection of data, trends can be identified in the early stages, enabling educators to become proactive. Potential problems and
destructive behavious, such as bullying, can be attended to