Marcy Simon, Principal
Just wanted to say thank you. As I walked through the building on Friday as we were getting ready for students, many teachers had their desk in the fan shape. We really enjoyed the training and teachers appreciated being able to walk away and have something to implement the next day.
Kimberly Austill, Teacher
Thank you for making it possible to enjoy working with my students again! As a second year teacher, I didn't have a set discipline policy yet. I was still trying to figure out what worked, now I know! I have a plan and steps to carry it out.
Sue Meredith, Teacher
Visual instruction plans are the best thing ever. I couldn’t believe how my math class improved after I began making these, even though mine are not works of art. The kids “got” things so quickly that they used to struggle with. I asked them if they liked them, and they said they loved them and wanted some to take home to use when doing their homework!
Tools for Teaching was developed by studying successful teachers and identifying the fundamental skills that set them apart. Let us share these essential skills and strategies with you.
Learn To REDUCE:
- Student Disruptions
- Helpless Handraising
Learn to INCREASE:
- Independent Learning
This training will introduce you to the foundational skills of Tools for Teaching through the lens of discipline management.
Below is a list of topics and general agenda. There will be a short break between each section.
Preventing Disruptions through Effective Instruction
- Working the Crowd and Room Arrangement
- The Helpless Handraisers and Corrective Feedback
- Praise, Prompt & Leave
- Visual Instructional Plans
Remediating Discipline Problems with Minimal Stress
- Calm Is Strength
- Meaning Business & Body Language
- Dealing with Backtalk