WHAT IF ALL TEACHERS WERE EMPOWERED & EQUIPPED TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL IMPACT FOR EVERY STUDENT?
Teachers are responsible for SO much. They’re overworked and underpaid. Whether a 2nd-grade teacher with a full room of littles, or a high school biology teacher with five sections- it can be an overwhelming load.
No matter the reason why a teacher went into the business, we believe every teacher has an opportunity and a responsibility to make a personal impact on every student. Sure, no one can reach them all, and there will be some students who are easy to connect with and others who, well…
But regardless, we don’t think it has to be too complicated. Caring for kids in relevant, meaningful ways can and should happen every day, in every class, by every teacher.
That’s why we designed our Professional Development Workshop Series for building social-emotional competence.
THE RISK OF OUTSIDE TRAINERS
The last thing you want is to spend money on training that is ineffective. Perhaps worse, you really, really don’t want to burn any trust with your staff. The training has to be relevant. And good. And worthwhile. Simple to understand. Simple to put into practice. And relevant (did we mention that already?).
We understand. We don’t want to waste your time or money, either, so we promise we won’t. If we didn’t feel confident about the impact our training can have on your climate and culture, we wouldn’t be in this business.
In other words, we promise not to suck!
Training is tricky, especially with adults. You can’t be too content heavy- imagine long, boring Powerpoint presentations thick with bullet points and monologue talking heads. You have to have a framework, though, and engage the participants with thoughtful, provocative questions.
Our learn-by-doing facilitation style for professional development has been refined through years of working with school staff big and small in diverse settings: public, comprehensive schools, charter, private, or unique models like 1:1 schools or schools working with students impacted by homelessness.
We don’t plug-and-play, either; there are no canned speeches. We want to understand your context, the success results you’re looking for, get to know your culture- assets and liabilities and everything in between, and then provide a custom learning experience that sees measurable results.
We aren’t afraid of pushback, and we’re more than familiar with how to engage the disengaged veteran who sits in the back of the room with their laptop open.
Implementing SEL effectively
It’s actually possible
WE CAN DESIGN LIVE WORKSHOPS OR DIGITAL WEBINARS WITH STRUCTURED INTERACTION EMBEDDED INTO INSTRUCTION
WORKSHOPS TOPICS INCLUDE:
Storytelling for Impact
Understanding Trauma Informed Care
Wellness Coaching for students
Creating an environment of trust
Self-care for Educators
Appreciative Inquiry for culture change
What if your staff were more empowered and equipped to make meaningful difference in the personal lives of each and every student?
What if they were more invigorated, inspired, and cooperative for your SEL desired outcomes?
What if more students had more adults engaging in their lives, modeling and demonstrating what healthy adults are like?
What if more students were guided to the mental health resources they needed?