Most educators are not aware that almost 75% of achievement is a product of psychological skills and a mere 25% is due to actual IQ. The development of skills such as perseverance, resiliency, grit, emotional regulation, and optimism is vital, so they need to be deliberately taught, modeled and promoted in the classroom. Many just [...]
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Everyone wants to know how to reach their students who are apathetic, unmotivated, underperforming, and claim to not care about school. This seminar is designed to provide successful strategies that you can use in your classroom and school to make positive changes in these challenging students. We may become frustrated with the numbers of students [...]
Misbehavior has a natural place in a child's life. It is the way he/she learns about the world. Once parents realize that their child's misbehavior is healthy and purposeful, they can approach discipline as a teaching process rather than a punishing one. Are your children's arguments and fights driving you crazy? Do you have a [...]
Are you tired of disrespectful, irresponsible behaviors from your students? Are you seeing an increase of apathetic, unresponsive acts? Are you noticing too many bored expressions and a lack of initiative, motivation and follow-through? Are you fed up with students acting, talking and thinking like victims without taking responsibility for their own behaviors? If so, [...]
To provide practical and meaningful information as well as inspiration, encouragement and hope in the area of personal and professional development. To ensure that those who care for children are knowledgeable in techniques to guide children to be all they can be. To promote and encourage the development of respectful relationships in families, schools and [...]
Based on feedback, teachers love the seminars! They leave refreshed and inspired. “Uplifting”, “ Superior presentation", “ Worthwhile” High quality workshops with an emphasis on practical and doable strategies. Everything learned today will transfer into the classroom tomorrow. Engaging and inspirational professional development days. Presentations that are passionate and humorous. Choose from a variety of [...]
With increasing self-esteem comes improvement in academic performance which, in turn, enhances self-esteem. Further, above-average levels of self-esteem are associated positively with better adjustment, more independence, less defensive and deviant behavior, and greater social effectiveness and acceptance of others. A healthy self-esteem motivates kids to be outgoing, and to act in their own best interest [...]
"My Life is in the hands of any fool who 'makes' me lose my temper." - J Hunter Poorly handled anger can undermine self-esteem and lead to feeling powerless. This assembly helps students differentiate between angry feelings and angry behavior. Students realize that they are responsible for their own anger and how they choose to [...]
Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words will break my heart. Parents and teachers spend a great deal of time dealing with the issue of teasing. Adults often tell children to just ignore the teasing. This is hard for a child to do because they do not feel that they stood up for [...]
It is difficult to listen, learn or love when you are feeling angry. When children are unable to appropriately deal with their anger and the circumstances that caused it, they become victims and are controlled by the people or situation that made them angry. They do not take responsibility for their actions and never really [...]