I’ve been quiet because I’ve been working on a new kind of PD to support teachers in building strengths-based, child-centered classroom management skills: the Positive and Engaged Learning Community.
This professional development experience is a unique combination of:
I created this course because I visit a lot of schools, and see the same needs for classroom management support in all kinds of environments, but constrained by the day-to-day demands of teaching, especially for newer teachers. To get this support out there quickly, I’m offering a launch special that includes both the community coaching and the on-demand course for the same price as the on-demand course on its own.
All the details and registration are here. If you have any questions, please reply or set up a call. The launch special will be available to a limited number of participants, but I hope anyone reading this will explore this big idea from the Positive and Engaged Learning Community, whether you join officially or not:
As educators, our own ‘stuff’ influences - consciously and unconsciously - how we create community.
As educators and administrators, we're committed to fostering a strong and inclusive learning community, many of us have studied Positive Behavior Supports, read books on behavior management or classroom management, or trained in restorative practices or other more holistic approaches to ‘discipline.’ Yet we often overlook how our own backgrounds shape our approaches to children’s behavior, which can lead to invisible bumps in implementing effective strategies.
Start by taking a curious stance, and reflect on your school, home, or community settings as a child. Did you feel welcome? How were behavior expectations communicated implicitly and explicitly? How did those experiences influence what you expect of children in your care today? The resource linked here dives deeper with more detailed prompts about this critical question.
Get ready to shift from "power over" to "power with" your students. I hope you’ll join us on this journey to empower and connect with your students in meaningful ways that benefit your positive and engaged learning community.