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Team @ Work is an incredible booklet that walks an organization through the steps needed to maximize its teams. Your teams and staff will begin to recognize the purpose of their group and the value each brings to their community. It is sure to minimize those challenges that tend to create the walls that prevent success and increase stress.
Become a person of influence! What does that mean and how does someone do that? Does every person have the ability to influence others? The answer is yes! But, we really must know and understand who we are, before we can begin to understand others. That's our starting point. This information will help you: Improve your existing relationships - Increase your overall effectiveness with people - Increase your overall relate-ability with everyone - Prevent conflict before it starts - Empower and influence other people.
DISC is the language of human behavior. It describes how we act. Twenty four hundred years ago, people began to notice differences in behavior and that these differences seemed to follow a pattern. This pattern was influenced by several different thinkers to develop into what we use today as the DISC Model of Human Behavior.

TEACHING with Love & Logic
Taking Control of the Classroom

Discover why Love and Logic works in the school environment, and understand the psychological reasons for its effectiveness. Jim Fay and David Funk's truly positive approach and time-tested ideas and strategies will empower teachers to effectively manage classroom dynamics while bringing the joy back to teaching.
  • Puts teachers in control of the classroom discipline
  • Discourages the "classroom clown"
  • Improves attendance


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Professional Development Workshops

 
These sessions are 2 hours, 3 hours, and full day workshops developed to take teams and leaders to the next level.
 
  •  "Strategies for a More Productive Classroom"   
  •  "Team @ Work"
  •  "Class @ Work"
  •  "Environment @ Work"
  •  "Discipline @ Work"
  •  "Teaching the Styles" - Differentiated Instruction
  •  "Love and Logic in the Classroom" 
  •  "Roots of Under Achievement" -  Causes and Lasting Solutions
"No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship."

                                                  Dr. James Comer


Educational Team-building / Classroom Behavior Management...


"Strategies for a More Productive Classroom"
Solving the People Puzzle 


In this introduction to "Education by Design", we enable the participants to recognize Personality Styles and the common characteristics of Behavior Traits.  We will become aware of meeting motivational needs before we experience out of control, disruptive behaviors. The understanding of student's personalities is the cornerstone to meet RtI and PBIS objectives. We will address ideas and insights to develop ways to present core curriculum (math, reading, writing, social studies and science) and common core content based on the learning styles of the individual student.

Teachers will be able to...
  • Learn about the different personality types based on traits, personal "pace" and "priority" in order to address RtI and make learning and interpersonal relationships better and more productive.
  • Enhance your ability to connect, communicate and teach common core content more effectively by understanding another's point of view.
  • Learn how various personality styles can cause people to learn and respond in different ways.
  • Identify and value the individual strengths of all personality, learning and teaching styles.
  • Recognize the negative consequences of a personality style which is out of control or pushed to an extreme.
  • Learn how various personality types influence an individual's perspective in decision making.
  • Learn to differentiate between the effectiveness of a personality style which is under control vs. out of control and how that person may be perceived in each situation.
  • Minimize cultural differences in relationships for more effective interactions.
Resource: "Fun Book" 

Additional Application:
Educational Team Building - helping the staff to better understand themselves and other team members to enhance communication, reduce stress, raise productivity, and moral of the team.


Educational Team Building...


"Team @ Work"

 
Both RtI and PBIS require an effective collaborative team approach to develop, implement and evaluate outcomes. The goal of this session is to work better with others by creating a new level of understanding and respect for our differences. We will learn ways to encourage team members by using their talents and abilities for stronger team collaboration, greater productivity and better relationships in developing Professional Learning Communities within their school environment.

Objectives:
  • Work better with others by creating a new level of understanding.
  • Understand the individuals on your team and see the value each member brings towards the success of the "educational team".
  • Learn ways to encourage individuals on the team.
  • Understand how to utilize each person's talents and abilities for greater productivity, reduced stress, and increased staff retention.
  • Transform attitudes to get the best out of your team.

Resource: "Team @ Work" Guide

Response to Intervention (RtI)...

Class @ Work

Unlocking the Potential of Students


 

Education by Design is a framework based on sound research, and clinical and educational experience. This framework is designed to give educators a reference point when working with students on matters that affect academic performance (RtI) and behavior in the classroom (PBIS). The goal of this workshop is to apply research-based insights to discover your own strengths and those of your students to maximize your effectiveness in the classroom.

 

  Teachers will be able to:

  • Understand Approaches to Learning and Learning Style      modalities.
  • Review the foundation of the DISC Model Human Behavior based  on “Pace” and  “Priority”.
  •  Understand Your Teaching Style.
  •  Develop Strategies to motivate different style learners.
  •  Tips for effective communication that allows the student to      receive the message clearly and understand it.
  •  DISCover secrets to better interaction with ALL your students.
  •  Explore how our personality style influences responses to academic and behavioral interventions.

 

Resource: “Class @ Work” Guide


Response to Intervention (RtI)...



Environment @ Work
A Journey toward Classrooms of DISCovery

The goal of this workshop is to DISCover the what, why and how of making the most of your environment. We will explore the relevance and rigor in the curriculum and encourage peak performance and achievement flow experiences for all students.
On the Journey towards classroom DISCovery, we will balance the design elements for optimal learning. We will examine the visible and invisible structures that empower students and teachers to work in ways that benefit the group as a whole, and each unique individual.
 
Teachers will be able to:
  •  Understand the optimal Ecosystem of the Learning Environment 
  • Expand  Programmatic Components: Structure, Curriculum, Methods and Materials to increase academic achievement
  • Understand Interpersonal Components: Emotional Safety, Respect and Dignity, Know the Child to ensure better relationships and encourage positive behavior.
  • Apply the Transactional View of Differentiation Applications in the Classroom. (RtI Tier 1)
  •  Apply the Transactional View of Individualization Applications in the Classroom. (RtI Tier 2)
  • Develop different approaches to learning: What helps each style learn?
 
Resource: “Environment @ Work” Guide

Classroom Behavior Management...

“Discipline @ Work”

Practical Wisdom for Addressing Behavioral Challenges


The road map for guiding your students toward self management. This workshop is designed to have teachers reflect on their influence leading students on the ascent of wellness. It covers topics from prevention to crisis intervention using a Positive Behavior Support philosophy.

 

Teachers will be able to:

 

  •  Understand the transition from the traditional model of discipline to  the current model of Positive Behavior Support.
  •  Provide emotional and physical safety.
  •  Cultivate cooperation and respect from at risk students.
  •  Explore contrasts of survival and development and their  impact on learning to increase academic achievement.
  •  Develop discipline strategies by temperament.
  •  Apply interventions based on an ecological approach.

 

    Resource: “Discipline @ Work” Guide

Differentiated Instruction...

  

"Teaching the Styles"


We have the data... now what? When we recognize the different personalities of our students, we can identify the "strengths, struggles and strategies" of each learning style to meet RtI and further the academic goals in the school improvement plan. This practical guide will assist with strategies in enriching/differentiating a school's common core curriculum (reading, writing, math and social studies). This will help raise academic achievement and reduce stress in the classroom by connecting learning styles and student motivation to lessons.

Teachers will be able to:
  • Recognize personality styles in the students.
  • Minimize conflict by valuing and understanding the personality of the student.
  • Increase learning potential of students by encouraging them based on their individual needs. 
  • Identify "Strengths, Struggles and Strategies" of working with the different styles.
  • Differentiate between potential ADD/ADHD behavior and personality/behavior traits.
  • Enrich common core curriculum (reading, writing, math and social studies) with ideas that will meet the motivational needs of the different learning styles of the students.
  • Use Teaching Strategies Worksheet to develop lesson plans to meet needs of learning styles.

Resource: "Teaching the Styles" Guide
Classroom Management...

"Love and Logic in the Classroom"

In Response to Intervention, this Positive Behavior Intervention Support (PBIS) philosophy will be a foundation for reducing stress and improving student behavior at all levels of prevention. This multi faceted program provides skills that are based on the program developed by Jim Fay and Dr. Charles Fay, Ph.D. You will learn how to apply The Two Rules of Love and Logic in simple, manageable segments.

Teachers will be able to:

  • Develop positive relationships with challenging students.
  • Help end student arguing and back talk.
  • Create classroom and school environments that stimulate responsible behavior and high levels of academic achievement.
  • Avoid power struggles while setting limits with challenging students.
  • Teach Character and Responsibility through the application of logical consequences instead of punishment.
  • Use Preventative Interventions to decrease disruptive discipline and increase on task instruction time.
  • Guide kids to solve their own problems.

Resource:  "Love and Logic®" Skills Guide

Classroom Management...

 

"Roots of Under-Achievement"

Causes and Lasting Solutions

How can we motivate apathetic, under achieving students? Research has shown that low achievers think very differently about success and failure than high achievers. In this RtI session we will take a look at the causes and solutions to repair the thought process in the under achieving student to move them on to believing that they have what it takes to succeed.

Teachers will be able to:

  • Understanding beliefs that shape achieving and under achieving behavior.
  • Four Steps to creating healthy beliefs about achievement.
  • Solutions and interventions to solve the under achiever problem.
  • Five Steps for success with under achievers.
  • Create classroom and school environments that stimulate responsible behavior and high levels of academic achievement.
  • Develop positive relationships with challenging students.
  • Help end student arguing and back talk.
  • Avoid power struggles while setting limits with challenging students.
  • Guide students to solve their own problems.
  • Maintain authority in the classroom.
  • Use Preventative Interventions to decrease disruptive discipline and increase instruction time.

Resource: "Roots of Under-Achievement" Guide

For pricing proposals, discuss your session objectives and comprehensive applications, contact Teaching Our Youth by phone or email.

(734) 547-8502

karen@teachingouryouth.com 
mark@teachingouryouth.com