to discover the hidden successes behind students'
to maintain connections and restore capacity for learning
with disruptive students.
to teach from significant beliefs about Being the
Teacher You Want To Be!
All parents and teachers want their children and
students to be successful. They are not in the habit, however, of
seeking student's immediate success when embroiled in a
disciplinary issue. Nor are they practiced at focusing collective
beliefs and group values when there is a classroom disruption. And
seldom do they first think about discipline within themselves when
there's a conflict with others.
A Connected School explains how to be successful as a teacher
when you are not getting what you want, uncertain about what to
do or are in conflict with students. A Connected School is
steeped with stories of teachers who value this new approach to
understanding human behavior, and take this new understanding to
daily classroom interactions (see "Get the Picture" at
the end of each chapter).
In A Connected School workshops teach practical
ways for educators to successfully structure their classrooms and
build relationships with students aligned with beliefs about
responsibility, respect and safety. Modeled after best practices
this systemic approach engages teachers in a deep level of
understanding and practical approaches over time. As consultants
in schools and/or classrooms Good, Grumely and Roy, teach
students successful behaviors, pull out pro-social beliefs from
misbehaviors and nurture studentís innate ability to learn.
Schools that have embedded the principles of A Connected School
through this program have seen the following results:
- at least a 40% reduction in the number of discipline
- no less than a 20% increase in academic performance.
- improvement in teacher satisfaction.
- increased parental involvement.
For more information on a recommended training
session see PACS. We are available for a
free (expenses-only) 20-minute or longer presentation to
introduce the ideas of A Connected School at a staff meeting, PTO
meeting or administrator's meeting.