GROUNDED IN NEUROSCIENCE
Love and Logic Classroom Techniques
Wouldn’t it be nice to have fewer hassles with kids in the classroom and more energy at the end of the day? View students’ mistakes as learning opportunities and guide them on how to fix problems they create. Teach students what you want versus what you don’t want. Return to the classroom and home with practical, easy to use, and can be used on your first day back.
Key Strategies for Connecting with Unmotivated Students
Using strengths based approaches with students help them overcome their challenges in the classroom. Techniques for eliminating learned helplessness and eliminating power struggles will be demonstrated and practiced. Look at creative ways to connect with students to improve their personal responsibility in the classroom and their future. Dr. Becky Bailey states “connections on the outside create connections on the inside. Learn how to build stronger connections and have fun!
The Impoverished Brain: Understanding and Responding to Students who Experience Relationship Deprivations and Skill Deficits
The United States is 34th of 35 wealthy nations with children living in poverty. Poverty has a synergistic and pervasive negative impact on children’s developing brains. In this workshop, participants will learn the specific damage that occurs in the developing brain, the impact that damage in the community and classroom and interventions that can be used immediately to overcome poverty’s affects.
Words can be powerful motivators. In this workshop, participants will learn words that empower, uplift and affirm others. Learn ways of speaking that builds relationships through the use of empathy, understanding and mutual respect. Participants will learn powerful “Brain Language” that will transform the lives of their students. Understand new ways of talking to students that builds resilience, promotes intrinsic motivation and aids children in learning essential life skills.
Teacher Parent Communications
Parent involvement is more important than class size in promoting student responsibility. Participants will learn how to get to win-win with even your most difficult parents. All parents want the best for their children so learn a variety of strategies to get the parents on your side. Understand how the myths about parent involvement actually create roadblocks to student learning. Come away with new confidence in dealing with parents.