New Workshop on November 7, 2018 at the Marin County Office of Education. Click on the link below the flier to register.
Hit the RESET button on school climate to CREATE a culture of BELONGING.
Staff will know and be able to:
- Use specialized ice-breakers (that don’t suck) and activities that build true connections between students, school staff, and administrators. School staff will identify elements of activities that bring classroom communities together. They will also look at why commonly used strategies meant to create community fail.
- Describe the difference between having rapport with students and staff and connecting with students and staff (This one is a game-changer for classroom climate).
- Describe how ACEs and trauma impacts students’ brain development, how triggers impact teachers, and how to respond to students exhibiting triggered behavior. (IE: How to not lose your
freakinmind when a student or colleague is losing theirs).
- Go beyond behavior management into growing kids and staff. Behavior is the the tip of the iceberg. Lets start addressing the needs of the whole child.
- Use guidelines for teacher vulnerability that allow students to feel able to share what needs to get out (IE: Permission to be human again in the classroom).
- Use guidelines for when to talk through, refer out, or simply acknowledge students’ emotional distress. (Without sucking up your time or energy). This includes how and when to talk with parents in a way that places parents in the role of vital partners and allies.
- Use classroom strategies to draw out students who are on the fringe, noncompliant, or just not feelin it, leading to classroom communities where all students contribute their talents and authentic selves for the greater good.
- Identify which populations of students (students with ADD, ADHD, ELL students, high-achievers, etc.) at your school would benefit the most from a particular strategy and how to foster classrooms that are safe for all students
Other Professional Development Topics:
- Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and their impact on a student’s brain development.
- How to uncover and address HIDDEN student ACEs.
- Suicide Prevention through Connection, Vulnerability, and Authenticity in the classroom.
- How to Support Students on the Autism Spectrum through Classroom Connection.
- How to Support Students with ADHD through Classroom Connection.
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention through Connection, Vulnerability, and Authenticity in the Classroom.
- Alleviating student stress in high-achieving schools.
- Bullying Prevention through Connection, Vulnerability, and Authenticity in the Classroom.
- Supporting Students who Identify as LBGTQ through Connection, Vulnerability, and Authenticity in the Classroom.
- Supporting Students from Varied Ethnic, Racial, and Economic Backgrounds through Connection, Vulnerability, and Authenticity in the Classroom.
- Supporting students who struggle, including ELL students.
- Behavior management with student trauma and/or neurodiversity in mind.
To book a workshop, book Jessie as a speaker, or learn more information about professional developments:
Call: (415) 407-0249