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This training teaches proven strategies that are research-based, practical, proactive, and easy to implement. Participants will learn techniques to capture attention, engage students' emotions, promote deeper learning, meet students where they are, and lead them where they need to be.
Do you have students feeling frustrated? Do they sometimes easily give up or not even try?

Learn how to build student motivation and increase student participation. Engaging and fun lessons are at the heart of fostering participation from all students. I introduce techniques for creating a classroom environment in which students are inquisitive and feel free to question material and explore learning in greater depths. By giving students a voice and catering to different learning styles, we increase the ways in which our students discover and engage with learning. If we teach to student strengths and help them overcome weaker areas, students will have more tools for their own learning.
Do you use strategies that retain student interest and increase classroom participation?

As educators, we compete for our students' attention every day. In today’s dynamic world it is often challenging to generate interest in algebra or biology. Through storytelling and randomization, I present very specific techniques to help you re-engage your students and increase classroom participation. Students who aren't interested are not likely to care about lesson content. Approaching instruction by using student vernacular, points of view, and experiences will greatly increase their interest and understanding of content lessons.
Could you make your lessons more engaging and relevant?

If students don't understand a task at hand, they get frustrated.  Because of curriculum constraints and scheduling expectations, teachers are often forced to keeping going just to get through all the material.  Even in these challenging circumstances, it is possible to create memorable moments for all students. These moments improve the chance that students will understand the meaning of content lessons and connect the relevance of that learning in their own lives through the use of synectics and other strategies taught in this course.  Increasing understanding and reducing confusion go hand in hand with my approaches to creating more engaging and relevant lessons.
What if your students could be more connected to the curriculum?

The strategies I teach increase “Aha!” moments by connecting student voice and experience to curriculum content.  Using techniques that provide student voice and encourage students to approach lessons from their areas of strength reduces resistance to learning and increases opportunities for students to connect with the curriculum.
What if we could increase our students' sense of self-efficacy?

Your school and state put students to the test and expect them to be successful.  This training will help you teach your students to function even under increased pressure.  Except for some athletes and performers, most of our students are not ready or able to perform on demand.  Using the dynamic tension strategies taught int his course, you can show your students how to work successfully under pressure.  When students work hard to gain knowledge under such conditions, they are much more likely to understand their own learning styles and gain an increased motivation to learn more.  By giving students time and opportunity to struggle a bit sometimes, we are also giving them the gift of understand that through their own efforts they can learn and discover things for themselves.
Do you ever get frustrated trying to reinvent the wheel? Is it possible to share great ideas effectively and efficiently?

Too often teachers are alone in figuring out what works in their classrooms and what doesn't. In this training, you'll learn a powerful strategy that will help to increase dialogue between administrators and teachers and to showcase the best lessons that are being taught in your school. Learn how to record your best lessons  and share them with other teachers. This practice will allow you to preserve the most effective lessons. Master teachers get to showcase their expertise, while new teachers and teachers changing grades or subjects will not have to go it alone. Having a reliable method for sharing best lessons can increase student achievement as well as teacher retention. The matrix provided in this training will allow you to record and document your most engaging lessons, share them with other teachers and administrators, and track those areas that may be lacking in depth of knowledge or modes of learning. can increase teacher retention as well as student achievement. 
Supports, PLC's, RTI, PBIS and other fine programs.
 Amazing! This was one of the most valuable presentations I have seen!

Elementary Teacher

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