Workshops & Webinars

Explore the six professional development workshops and webinars we offer below. All trainings can be tailored to your specific needs and grade level. Contact us for a price quote or to schedule a training.

Conscious Classroom Management

This lively, interactive training will give K-12 educators dozens of practical strategies they can use tomorrow to better manage their classes and students. Both prevention and intervention techniques are shared and modeled. Every participant will walk away with the tools they need to create the safe and structured learning environment they’ve always wanted.

 

What You Will Learn

  • How to see the best in your toughest students
  • How to teach and reinforce procedures that maximize focus
  • How to use consequences to teach personal responsibility
  • How to de-escalate volatile situations with oppositional students
  • How to make visible the invisible elements of effective classroom management

Training Details

  • Appropriate for all grade levels, K-12
  • Relevant for teachers, mentors, leaders, counselors, aides, & subs
  • Addresses the needs of most student populations, including general ed, special ed, language learners, and disadvantaged populations
  • Available as in-person workshop or virtual webinar
  • No participant limit for in-person. Maximum 100 participants for virtual

Teaching with Trauma in Mind

In this eye-opening training, K-12 educators will learn how trauma affects students’ brains and behaviors, and what can be done about it. Multiple easy-to-implement techniques for fostering resilient relationships, reducing emotional triggers, mitigating learning stress, and teaching self-regulation will be presented and practiced. Every participants will walk away personally rejuvenated and professionally inspired to meet the needs of their most fragile students.

Teaching with Trauma in Mind

In this eye-opening training, K-12 educators will learn how trauma affects students’ brains and behaviors, and what can be done about it. Multiple easy-to-implement techniques for fostering resilient relationships, reducing emotional triggers, mitigating learning stress, and teaching self-regulation will be presented and practiced. Every participants will walk away personally rejuvenated and professionally inspired to meet the needs of their most fragile students.

What You Will Learn

  • How trauma and toxic stress negatively impact learning
  • How to forge and maintain resilient relationships
  • How to use non-verbal communication to reduce trauma triggers and increase cooperation
  • How to teach and use self-regulation techniques
  • How to address feelings of “compassion fatigue”

Training Details

  • Appropriate for all grade levels, K-12
  • Relevant for teachers, mentors, leaders, counselors, aides, & subs
  • Addresses the needs of student populations suffering from trauma, toxic stress, or other deficits that affect learning
  • Available as in-person workshop or virtual webinar
  • No participant limit for in-person. Maximum 100 participants for virtual

The Engaged Brain

This entertaining and fast-paced training will give K-12 educators dozens of brain-based strategies that can be used right away to keep students of varying abilities and learning styles involved and motivated to learn. Participants will learn, practice, and have modeled for them specific ways to increase movement, creative thinking, content-based talk, general participation and more during direct instruction and beyond.

What You Will Learn

  • How to get and maintain student attention
  • How to actively engage students during direct instruction
  • How to increase student retention of key information & concepts
  • How to increase movement, laughter, and content-based talk
  • How neurosceince informs excellent teaching & leaning

Training Details

  • Appropriate for all grade levels, K-12
  • Relevant for teachers, mentors, leaders, and aides
  • Addresses the needs of most student populations, including general ed, special ed, language learners, and disadvantaged populations
  • Available as in-person workshop or virtual webinar
  • No participant limit for in-person. Maximum 100 participants for virtual

Participation By Design

In this interactive and entertaining training K-12 educators will learn how to increase student participation in class discussions, turn-and-talk, group work, and homework. A dozen techniques for designing better peer and group structures will be presented, practiced, and modeled. Take away specific, concrete strategies for putting reluctant learners firmly, but gently, on the hook for participating in the learning.

Participation By Design

In this interactive and entertaining training K-12 educators will learn how to increase student participation in class discussions, turn-and-talk, group work, and homework. A dozen techniques for designing better peer and group structures will be presented, practiced, and modeled. Take away specific, concrete strategies for putting reluctant learners firmly, but gently, on the hook for participating in the learning.

What You Will Learn

  • How to increase volunteers during whole class discussions
  • How to overcome “I don’t know” when cold-calling
  • How to increase participation during partner work
  • How to structure and reinforce rigorous group work
  • How to create equitbable homework policies

Training Details

  • Appropriate for all grade levels, K-12
  • Relevant for teachers, mentors, and leaders
  • Addresses the needs of most student populations, including general ed, special ed, language learners, and disadvantaged populations
  • Available as in-person workshop or virtual webinar
  • No participant limit for in-person. Maximum 100 participants for virtual

Support That Sticks

In this practical and engaging workshop, K-12 mentors, instructional coaches, and support providers will learn what to do when cognitive coaching and reflective questioning have taken them as far as they can go with a struggling teacher. Particpants will learn, practice, and have modeled for them how to use assertive language, how to apply candid coaching techniques, and how to overcome various types of resistance from defensive teachers.

What You Will Learn

  • How to create openness & rapport with struggling teachers
  • How to respond to deflections and defensiveness while coaching
  • How to have hard conversations & share difficult truths
  • How to use candid coaching techniques to get commitments for change

Training Details

  • Appropriate for all school levels, K-12
  • Relevant for mentors, instructional coaches, support providers, and leaders
  • Addresses the needs of struggling teachers, both novice and veteran
  • Available as in-person workshop only
  • Limit 60 participants per training

The Leading Edge

In this fast-paced training for school leaders, K-12 administrators will learn simple yet innovative ways to build postive relationships with staff and then leverage those relationships to press for difficult, but necesary, schoolwide changes. Practical strategies will be shared for winning over a reluctant staff, creating a culture of positive experimentation, and improving classroom and schoolwide discipline.

The Leading Edge

In this fast-paced training for school leaders, K-12 administrators will learn simple yet innovative ways to build postive relationships with staff and then leverage those relationships to press for difficult, but necesary, schoolwide changes. Practical strategies will be shared for winning over a reluctant staff, creating a culture of positive experimentation, and improving classroom and schoolwide discipline.

What You Will Learn

  • How to create buy-in with a resistant staff
  • How to improve discipline structures and reduce referrals
  • How to create and sustain change over time
  • How to address opposition to change
  • How to grow as a leader

Training Details

  • Appropriate for all school levels, K-12
  • Relevant for leaders and administrators
  • Addresses the needs of school sites seeking schoolwide change
  • Available as in-person workshop only
  • Limit 60 participants per training