Summary of 'Asthma Part I'
Go inside the Pediatrician's office with two doctors to see an examination of a child and learn about what asthma is. Learn about the common causes of this common childhood illness.
Summary of 'Asthma Part II'
There’s no such thing as a typical day for atypical students. Find out how to make the school day as predictable as possible, giving your students on the autism spectrum the structure they rely on.
Summary of 'Asthma Part III'
The asthma action plan is your life saving blueprint to preventing and intervening with asthma sufferers. In this engagement we discuss how to read and use an asthma action plan.
Summary of 'Autism Part I'
You can’t afford to leave anything to chance when students on the spectrum are in your classroom. Find out why a little fact-finding will make all the difference for them… and for you, too.
Summary of 'Autism Part II'
This eight-part series is designed to help teachers reach and teach students on the autism spectrum in simple ways that will maximize their potential and get them set for success.
Summary of 'Autism Part III'
Students on the autism spectrum can be your absolute best rule-followers. If your students are off-task or breaking rules, find out here how you can flip that around.
Summary of 'Autism Part IV'
Don’t be in the dark about one of the most intense triggers affecting students on the spectrum. This engagement shines the spotlight on sensory challenges and provides sensational strategies.
Summary of 'Autism Part V'
Facing something new is extremely anxiety-provoking to students on the autism spectrum. Learn how to take the anxiety out of new experiences, so that every new adventure is smooth sailing.
Summary of 'Autism Part VI'
An inclusive classroom takes effort from all members. Learn how to bolster both students on the spectrum and their typical peers as you construct a cohesive community of empathic supporters.
Summary of 'Autism Part VII'
Even once your students’ bodies are comfortably settled in your classroom, their minds may still be far away. Learn to use the “hook” to get and keep your students engaged in the curriculum.
Summary of 'Autism Part VIII'
Eager to learn how to handle difficult behaviors? Don’t jump ahead! Most of the answers you need are in all of the segments in this series that come before this one! This brings it all together.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: Children's Health Part I'
Here from a group of children how they feel about healthy food and their reactions to school lunches. Dr. Fuhrman takes us deeper into the school cafeteria to understand what our kids are eating.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: Children's Health Part II'
Emotional and behavioral problems with children is often health related. Nutritional deficits are tied to attention, mood, and aggression, requiring us to expand our thinking before rushing to meds.
Summary of 'Learning Disabilities Part I'
Learning disabilities are one of the least well understood ailments that children struggle with. Educators will appreciate the experiential and practical learning to help prepare you for instruction.
Summary of 'Learning Disabilities Part II'
Begin to deepen your appreciation of the various types of learning disabilities and how to identify them. Experience the life of a 10 year old 'Sky' with continued interview footage.
Summary of 'Learning Disabilities Part III'
Watch this interview with 10-year-old Sky, who has since become an author of his first book on learning disabilities. This full interview provides a crucial view into the world of dyslexia.
Summary of 'Anxiety in Children Part I'
A live workshop filmed in a NJ district, exploring anxiety in children. Differentiate from attention problems, learning difficulties, social problems, and academic issues.
Summary of 'Anxiety in Children Part II'
Explore the reasons why children get anxious and how to differentiate from worry, fear, and panic. Also distinguish anxiety from ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and boredom (gifted).
Summary of 'Anxiety in Children Part III'
Learn why anxiety is on the rise and how educators on the front line are seeing more challenges to their work in the classroom. Live workshop questions and answers.
Summary of 'Anxiety in Children Part IV'
A more in depth look at the environmental and physiological causes of anxiety. Watch educators in the workshop explore their own beliefs and attitudes about this issue.
Summary of 'Anxiety in Children Part V'
Mindfulness is taught as a strategy to help children learn to self-soothe. The final segment in this live workshop will bring together theory and practice.
Summary of 'Home & School Partnerships Part I'
In this engagement, participants will develop an understanding of the importance of parental engagement and the impact it has on their child’s success.
Summary of 'Home & School Partnerships Part II'
In this engagement, participants will develop an understanding of the strategies to establish and maintain optimal engagement with their child’s school and teacher.
Summary of 'Home & School Partnerships Part III'
In this engagement, participants will develop a better understanding of the impact attitudes of both parents and child have on learning.
Summary of 'Home & School Partnerships Part IV'
Participants will develop an understanding of the communication skills required to establish and maintain effective dialogue with their child’s teacher and school even in the event of disagreement.
Summary of 'Home & School Partnerships Part V'
In this engagement, participants will develop a better understanding of ways to create a rich home environment consistent with 21st Century learning.
Summary of 'Bullying Part I'
Bullying is part of a larger ecosystem of violence. Appreciate the unique aspects of bullying and how to differentiate from other types of violence. See how many types of violence you recognize.
Summary of 'Bullying Part II'
While there aren't conclusive answers as to why kids bully, we will explore some of the possibilities that drive this behavior. Understanding victims and bullies prepares you for a new prevention para
Summary of 'Bullying Part III'
Understanding our current response to bullying including the myriad of prevention programs available is helpful to detect gaps in our approach, making us vulnerable to school violence.
Summary of 'Cyberbulling Part I'
Online, mobile, and social media technology related aggression is on the rise. Learn how to identify the impact of cyberbulling when it occurs outside the school.
Summary of 'Cyberbullying Part II'
This learning is intended for both parents and educators, as it takes a team of home and school to address this virtual epidemic. Understand the complex issue as a start to problem solving.
Summary of 'Cyberbullying Part III'
The final segment in this series is aimed at next steps. How to prevent and intervene when the threat of virtual aggression takes place. Texting, social media, and online protections are needed.
Summary of 'Parenting Through Divorce Part I'
This is part one of a two part series on shared parenting after a divorce or separation. We discuss how to tell children and warning sigs to look for.
Summary of 'Parenting Through Divorce Part II'
This is the second in the series on parenting after a divorce or separation. We explore the pros and cons of a variety of shared parenting schedules.
Summary of 'Technology Addiction Part I'
Dr. Jared Scherz partners with Superintendent Glenn Robbins, presenting at the NJASA Techspo Conference. They introduce emerging concerns around the unregulated use of technology in schools.
Summary of 'Technology Addiction Part II'
Based on research within school districts, learners will begin to appreciate the extent to which technology addiction is a growing concern in this country and worldwide.
Summary of 'Technology Addiction Part III'
Do you check your phone, email, or social media at least one time per hour? Technology is branded and designed to prevent us from realizing when and how it’s harming us.
Summary of 'Technology Addiction Part IV'
Would you know if you, your child, or student were engaged or addiction based on what look like similar behaviors? Learn to distinguish between these two drastically different terms.
Summary of 'Technology Addiction Part V'
A Google executive walked away from a high paying job because he was appalled by the tactics used by his and other companies to promote technology over helping people. Learn why.
Summary of 'Trauma and Children Part I'
Learn how to view children’s behavior through a trauma-sensitive lens as a way to help them achieve academic and social mastery.
Summary of 'Trauma and Children Part II'
Learn steps your school can take to become culturally capable of containing, managing, and transforming the life experiences of children with trauma histories.
Summary of 'Trauma and Children Part III'
Learn how to engage children in choice-making, applying what they learn, and reflecting on these experiences to help integrate the reactive and problem-solving areas of the brain.
Summary of 'Trauma and Children Part IV'
Children with turbulent traumatic lives require more external support to arrive at the same level of resiliency as their peers. Learn strategies to help children discover competency and self-worth.
Summary of 'Trauma and Children Part V'
Learn how to integrate trauma-informed practices into a public school framework, rather than supplanting that framework with alternative instruction for individually identified students.
Summary of 'Communication Overview'
Communication is sometimes the cause of relationship issues and sometimes the result. This foundation course helps lay the groundwork for improve two parts to healthy dialogue.
Summary of 'Receptive Communication Part I'
People typically put 95% of their effort into speaking and only 5% into listening. When we don't take in information, we turn others off to our perspective and create tension in our interactions.
Summary of 'Receptive Communication Part II'
There six common receiving problems that help a person feel rejected or misunderstood. Learning how to recognize these barriers can help us become the kind of person that somebody wants to confide in.
Summary of 'Expressive Communication Part I'
The use of 'I statements' and exploring perspective are two simple but crucial elements of expressive communication. Watch examples of how expressive communication work.
Summary of 'Expressive Communication Part II'
Three techniques incudes ‘I Statements’, Curiosity, and Perspective can help improve your expression in a way that gets others to take notice.
Summary of 'How to Provide Support'
People commonly find it difficult to help somebody in a way that is truly meaningful. Conversely, asking for what we need from others is also challenging. This course teaches you how to improve relati
Summary of '5 Steps to Improve Any Relationship'
Personal and professional relationships can be the difference between happiness and frustration. Take this learning to improve relationships with five easy tools.
Summary of 'Roadblocks to Effective Communication'
There are twelve common content errors people make in communication that break contact. Dialogue between a couple illustrates how these roadblocks can quickly lead to a breakdown in dialogue.
Summary of 'Improving Arguments Part I'
Arguing is a natural part of relationships. When productive they can lead to restored closeness. When unproductive they can erode a relationship into turmoil.
Summary of 'Improving Arguments Part II'
How to argue in a way that reduces damage and increases productivity is the key to an evolving relationship. It's natural to bicker- learn how to do it simply and quickly.
Summary of 'Improving Arguments Part III'
Old patterns learned by watching our parents or through prior relationships can be changed, by creating a formula that resovled disputes peacefully and quickly.
Summary of 'Healing Sexual Dysfunction Part I'
Males have a difficult time with sexual intimacy for reasons that are often times different from women. Learn how to overcome the unique barriers that men experience around closeness.
Summary of 'Healing Sexual Dysfunction Part II'
A deeper dive into the underlying issues that create dysfunction. Most people seek medical advice when the problem is often psychological or relational in nature.
Summary of 'Improving Intimacy Part I'
Among the fears we have as humans including abandonment, rejection, and shame, is also a fear of closeness. This foundation course explores barriers to emotional intimacy.
Summary of 'Improving Intimacy Part II'
We continue to deepen our understanding of the specific problems that inhibit us from making deep contact with others.
Summary of 'Anxiety Overview'
Anxiety effects millions of people in this country and around the world. Anxiety is one of the fastest growing disturbances to our lives, that can be helped simply, once we understand it.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part I: Fear, Worry, Panic'
The 2nd in the series, answering the questions, what is anxiety, how does it differ from fear, and what's going on in the body. Determine whether your tension is typical or qualifies as anxiety.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part II: Fear, Worry, Panic'
The 3rd in the series, helping us examine the way anxiety shows up. Worry and panic attacks are explained through the lens of a psychologist treating this issue for 30 years.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part III: Past or Future Oriented'
The 4th in the series. Our anxiety is either focused on the past (ruminative) or the future (anticipatory). Learn your type of anxiety and how it's generated.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part IV: Process Part A'
The 6th in the series. The elements that create and sustain anxiety are essential for reframing this experience as within your control.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part V: Process Part B'
The 7th in the series. The elements that create and sustain anxiety are eseential for reframing this experience as within your control. A further exploration.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part VI: Trapped Energy'
The 8th in the series. Anxiety is similar to shaking an old fashioned soda bottle but keeping the lid on tight, producing trapped energy. Learn more about what happens to this energy.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part VII: Old Schema'
The 9th in the series. A schema is a paradigm that guides how we live. Our cognitions and belief system are formed early in life, setting the stage for anxiety.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part VIII: New Schema'
The 10th in the series. A schema is a paradigm that can be altered to see the world through a different lens. Change old scripts to optimize peace and live with greater security.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part IX: Anxiety, Relationships & Peace'
The 11th in the series. The way anxiety impacts our social and romantic life can actually create a cycle of greater anxiety. Learn how to support those with anxiety or gain it yourself.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part X: Anxiety, Medication & Health'
The 12th in the series. The decision on whether to take medication to reduce symptoms is critical. If you can tolerate the discomfort, meds can reduce your somatic awarenes, limiting long term peace.
Summary of 'Anxiety Part XI: Anxiety, Trauma & Healing'
The 13th in the series. Recovering from emotional scars takes longer than physical ones. We need to learn to see the world through the lens of powerful as opposed to powerless.
Summary of 'Substance Abuse Part I'
Traditional approaches to drug and alcohol abuse often stop short after sobriety. Understanding the multifaceted issues that cause and sustain abuse/ dependency is essential for long term success.
Summary of 'Substance Abuse Part II'
Explore the first set of 18 different issues one needs to address to be free of substance abuse. Many of these are not part of traditional D&A 'treatment'.
Summary of 'Substance Abuse Part III'
Explore the final aspects of this extensive look into the complexities of abuse and dependency. Getting beyond sobriety is the key to sustainble change.
Summary of 'Depression Part I: Overview'
Depression impacts the lives of millions of children and adults around the world. Take this introduction to the series to learn important information on understanding and resolving it forever.
Summary of 'Depression Part II: Differentiating from Sadness, Grief, and Malaise'
Learn about moods with common characteristics with depression but should be considered and addressed according to their distinct characteristics.
Summary of 'Depression Part III: Flat Energy'
An element in the causes and effects of depression is energy level. Learn about the types of energy, ways to generate energy, and the important association between energy and the way we feel and live.
Summary of 'Depression Part IV: Unmet Needs'
This segment explores moving from surviving to thriving by meeting basic needs and pursuing more meaningful needs.
Summary of 'Depression Part V: Old Paradigm Part A'
A paradigm is a lens through which we perceive all that happens in life. Learn how a person's paradigm can shape the way people view themselves, others, and the world.
Summary of 'Depression Part V: Old Paradigm Part B'
This segment considers more ways that a paradigm can influence perception of life and others. Learn how specific paradigms develop and the ways they impact engaging in life.
Summary of 'Depression Part VI: New Paradigm'
If the old paradigm involves operating from survival – the need for safety and security, the new paradigm necessitates approaching life with the purpose of challenging self to move beyond.
Summary of 'Depression Part VII: Depression and Medication'
Learn how genetic, biological, familial, and environmental factors contribute to causes and treatments of depression.
Summary of 'Depression Part VIII: Depression & Trauma'
Recent or long-standing trauma can be a contributing factor to depression. Learn how trauma can affect different people, along with some of the avenues to overcoming such impactful experiences.
Summary of 'Depression Part IX: Depression & Relationships'
Depression can have a significant impact on the way people relate to others. Learn some of the ways that depression can leave people feeling alone and disengaged.
Summary of 'Kidney Health Part I'
This three part series is presented by Dr. Jeffrey Cohen, a nephrologist with over 30 years of experience in the field.This first course highlights the role and function of the kidneys including hormo
Summary of 'Kidney Health Part II'
In this second course, Dr. Cohen describes the health threats for the kidneys. The four stages of kidney disease are presented along with a description of signs and symptoms that may be present. Diagn
Summary of 'Kidney Health Part III'
In this final segmen on kidney health, Dr. Cohen takes us through the treatment protocols for patients with kidney disease. As we learn, kidney health effects nearly every aspect of the body.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: American Diet Part I'
Dr. Joel Fuhrman is the premier health expert in this country. In June 2017, he filmed a series in advance of his newest book, Fast Food Genocide, made available to educators first.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: American Diet Part II'
We have undergone a dramatic change in food consumption over the past 100 years. While we pay attention to the threat of terrorism, we ignore the very real domestic threat killing our citizens.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: American Diet Part III'
Learn the simple mistake that increases the risk of death more than 20%. In this series, Dr. Fuhrman interviews a former patient, illustrating the failure of medicine and impressive healing of food.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: Barriers to Change Part I'
We make food choices based on misinformation. Most of us put our faith in the medical community to understand our health, but their focus on intervention over prevention may lead to incomplete data.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: Barriers to Change Part II'
While we focus on crack, cocaine and heroin, there is an addiction far greater going largely unnoticed. Learn from a former patient how she got caught up in her addiction and how she recovered.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: Barriers to Change Part III'
Part of our resistance to change are all the conflicting messages from health care professionals. Online you can find unlimited opinions on what is healthy/ unhealthy, leadings us to uncertainty.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: Patient Interview Part I'
Experience the full patient interview with Dr. Fuhrman as he describes critical medical conditions and takes aim at traditional medicine solutions.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: Community & Health Part I'
When we focus our efforts on treatment as opposed to prevention, we create an increasingly sick country with the most advanced medical technology to treat them.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: Community & Health Part II'
Food Deserts are regions vapid of fresh fruit, vegetables, and other healthful whole foods, usually found in impoverished areas. Learn how racial groups are disadvantaged in these areas.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: Healing Through Food'
Dr. Fuhrman invites us into his home, where inside his garden he shares his less than secret formula to good health. Watch as his children join him for a true family bonding experience.
Summary of 'Fast Food Genocide: Patient Interview Part II'
In this second half of this patient interview, learn about Eileen’s remarkable recovery. Eileen recovery was made possible by putting her life in Dr. Fuhrman’s hands.
Summary of 'Finding Happiness Part I'
Happiness is the single most important ingredient to a healthy and rewarding life. The path to happiness is not always clear and the obstacles often obstruct our view.
Summary of 'Finding Happiness Part II'
Happiness is the single most important ingredient to a healthy and rewarding life. The path to happiness is not always clear and the obstacles often obstruct our view.
Summary of 'Work Life Balance'
Teachers are caregivers, often relying on leftover energy for your personal life. Learn why we do this and how to create change.
Summary of 'Procrastination Part I'
Putting off tasks to the point where it causes distress in our lives isn't something we have to live with. Chronic procrastination impacts millions of people and often times we get complacent.
Summary of 'Procrastination Part II'
From the four quadrants outlined in Part I, we will use this information to identify a specific set of tactics to begin your path toward greater urgency.
Summary of 'Too Busy to Win'
The greatest professional derailer of our time is being too busy to win. Overwhelming “to do” lists and being plugged in at all times is wreaking havoc on our psychology and brain chemistry.
Summary of 'Preventing Burnout Part I'
Explore the common and uncommon reasons for growing turnover in education and the risk for prematurely growing stagnant in your career.
Summary of 'Preventing Burnout Part II'
Seeking pleasure or avoiding pain is the key question to consider to determine our risk of burnout. Learn how this question may intensify your stress.
Summary of 'Preventing Burnout Part III'
Our degree of resiliency determines how well we respond to stress and adapt to change. What's generally looked at in children is essential for wellness in adults.
Summary of 'Stress Part I'
Understand the physical and psychological evolution of stress as a foundation for appreciating your process for improving your capacity for discomfort.
Summary of 'Stress Part II'
We are biologically wired to interpret stress as a real threat to a real danger. This can be harmful to our health.
Summary of 'Stress Part III'
Explore the process by which we create stress and why each of us have our own unique way of generating and soothing tension.
Summary of 'The Psychology of Weight Loss Part I'
If you've tried diets or this is your first attempt at weight loss, you are about to experience something different. The key question are why we have extra weight and why we haven't lost it.
Summary of 'The Psychology of Weight Loss Part II'
Awareness is the key to all change, as we first need to understand what is before trying to figure out what can be. Explore your issues with food and body image.
Summary of 'The Psychology of Weight Loss Part III'
We eat for many reasons other than hunger, such as loneliness, sadness, fear, guilt, and anger. If we don’t pay close attention to what need is being activated, we may substitute food for emotion.
Summary of 'The Psychology of Weight Loss Part IV'
We are moving into lifestyle change. Using the previous learning, you will create sustainable actions from your new health paradigm. Alter your relationship with food and improve your overall health.
Summary of 'Class Climate & Student Behavior Part I'
“Classroom Climate” may mean many things to many people, but what is this term really about? Dr. Jane Bluestein shares her big-picture approach to understanding this critical concept.
Summary of 'Class Climate & Student Behavior Part II'
Dr. Jane Bluestein explores the behavioral aspects of creating an optimal class climate including an understanding of win-win power dynamics and "winning” in an emotionally safe classroom.
Summary of 'Class Climate & Student Behavior Part III'
Dr. Jane Bluestein shares her years of successes and failures behind her win-win classroom philosophy. Learn to create an optimal class climate, through power tools such as choices and consequences.
Summary of 'Class Climate & Student Behavior Part IV'
Dr. Jane Bluestein continues her discussion on creating win-win authority relationships in a safe and positive school climate without depending on conditional approval, anger, rules, or threats.
Summary of 'Class Climate & SEL Part I'
Reduce stress and negativity with effective ways to encourage and reinforce effort and positive behavior, offer meaningful motivators, and focus on what your students are doing right.
Summary of 'Class Climate & SEL Part II'
Explore how recognition works better than praise and approval, and what it sounds like. Includes effective ways to engage parent support, and the importance of connectedness in the classroom.
Summary of 'Class Climate & SEL Part III'
Looking for ways to reduce classroom conflict, improve cooperation and problem solving among students, and avoid obstacles to successful interactions and resolutions? We’ve got some answers here.
Summary of 'Class Climate & SEL Part IV'
Students often count on us to solve their problems for them. Here are ways to communicate your availability, make alternative resources available, and build responsibility for peaceful conflict.
Summary of 'Class Climate & Learning Support Part I'
It can be challenging working with students who have different ways of learning and processing information. Learn how to accommodate a range of learning styles to reduce resistance and build success.
Summary of 'Class Climate & Learning Support Part II'
Practical tips to engage and sustain students’ attention, and increase their focus and time-on-task with an emphasis on accommodating a variety of visual and auditory needs.
Summary of 'Class Climate & Learning Support Part III'
Continuing to explore ways to accommodate differences in how students learn, this engagement looks at practical, non-disruptive ways to address tactile, movement, and oral-motor needs.
Summary of 'Class Climate & Learning Support Part IV'
Increase academic success and reduce behavior problems associated with failure. Here are are concrete strategies for starting with existing skills and continually challenging students to improve.
Summary of 'Differentiated Instruction Part I'
Differentiated Instruction (DI) is a commonly used phrase in eduation with various meanings. Learn from this superintendent a common language for meeting studet goals.
Summary of 'Differentiated Instruction Part II'
The second part of this series includes the use of technology to meet individual needs for child learners.
Summary of 'Differentiated Instruction Part III'
The final engagement in this series addresses advanced students and the SAMR sytem of learning. Academiic engagement in diverse classrooms considered.
Summary of 'Technology or Wellness Part I'
Dr. Jared Scherz partners with Principal Keith Swaney, presenting at the NJASA Techspo Conference. The question they attempt to answer is whether technology and wellness can co-exist.
Summary of 'Technology or Wellness Part II'
Educators rate ten characteristics as either technology or wellness related. The point is this research is to determine what we are emphasizing in class and consequently what the result is.
Summary of 'Technology or Wellness Part III'
The first known study to examine teacher perceptions of student characteristics, revealing startling results about the decline in several key areas.
Summary of 'Technology or Wellness Part IV'
What happens when are brains are on stimulus overload and our bodies experience sensory deprivation? This may be the very situation with technology.
Summary of 'Technology or Wellness Part V'
In this final series installment, we consider a school’s responsibility in adapting socially responsible technology as part of an overall plan for community wellness.
Summary of 'The Future of School Safety Part I'
In addition to the devastating mass violence in school across the country, the impact of daily violence and the fear from this omnipresent threat, jeopardizes learning for every student.
Summary of 'The Future of School Safety Part II'
School safety has become a priority for school districts. This engagement offers a framework for identifying and preventing the potential for violence.
Summary of 'The Future of School Safety Part III'
Summary of 'The Future of School Safety Part IV'
Summary of 'The Revolving Policy Door Part I'
Policy Changes can be one of the most difficult and frustrating aspects in the life of a teacher. Learn how to adapt to and accept these changes while reducing stress.
Summary of 'The Revolving Policy Door Part II'
Change does not always have to be scary. Learn how to appreciate, accept and navigate the changes within your life. The only constant in education, is change.
Summary of 'Too Proud to See'
Resistance to change is one of the most ingrained habits in human beings. Learn how to develop successful strategies to help move forward with the new change in your life.
Summary of 'Why Should I Try Part I'
Summary of 'Why Should I Try Part II'
Summary of 'Why Should I Try Part III'
Summary of 'School Law Introduction'
This engagement provides a brief introduction to educational law. There are several series covering a range of topics from freedom of speech to record keeping.
Summary of 'School Law: Liability Part I'
This course will give educators the information they need to protect themselves and their schools from being held liable for student injury.
Summary of 'School Law: Liability Part II'
This course continues exploring ways for educators to protect themselves and their schools from being held liable for student injury.
Summary of 'School Law: Liability Part III'
This course is the final installment of the series on legal liability in the school setting. Learn from case examples and test your undersanding with vignettes to solidify your learning.
Summary of 'School Law: Religion Part I'
This section is the first of a four part course on the common issues that confront schools concerning religion and education, such as constitutional principles and the way courts resolve such issues.
Summary of 'School Law: Religion Part II'
This is the second of a four part course on the common issues that confront schools concerning religion and education, such as constitutional principles and the way courts resolve such issues.
Summary of 'School Law: Religion Part III'
This is the third of a four part course on the common issues that confront schools concerning religion and education, such as constitutional principles and the way courts resolve such issues.
Summary of 'School Law: Religion Part IV'
This is the final section of a four part course on the common issues that confront schools concerning religion and education, such as constitutional principles and the way courts resolve such issues.
Summary of 'School Law: Student Freedom of Expression Part I'
This is the first section of a three part course exploring constitutional principles and legal precedents relevant to controversies in student freedom of expression.
Summary of 'School Law: Student Freedom of Expression Part II'
This is the second section of a three part course exploring constitutional principles and legal precedents relevant to controversies in student freedom of expression.
Summary of 'School Law: Student Freedom of Expression Part III'
This is the final section of a three part course exploring constitutional principles and legal precedents relevant to controversies in student freedom of expression.
Summary of 'School Law: Teacher Freedom of Expression Part I'
This is the first section of a three part course on teachers' freedom of expression. It provides teachers with an understanding of their protections under the First Amendment
Summary of 'School Law: Teacher Freedom of Expression Part II'
This is the second section of a three part course on teachers' freedom of expression. It provides teachers with an understanding of their protections under the First Amendment
Summary of 'School Law: Teacher Freedom of Expression Part III'
This is the first section of a three part course on teachers' freedom of expression. It provides teachers with an understanding of their protections under the First Amendment.
Summary of 'Dealing with Difficult Students Part I'
The potential disruption of a single student can be massive. This set of courses is designed to turn around these types of students.
Summary of 'Dealing with Difficult Students Part II'
This course helps you explore underlying influences in problematic behavior while helping you realize what buttons get pushed within you.
Summary of 'Dealing with Difficult Students Part III'
Take this course to explore addressing problematic behavior in the moment or in private. Learn some important guidelines in addressing disruptive students.
Summary of 'Dealing with Difficult Students Part IV'
This course offers a series of progressive steps to help this student become more engaged and cooperative while minimizing the risk of further entrenchment.
Summary of 'How to Like the Unlikeable Student Part I '
Difficult students can create chaos and stress in your classroom. Learn how to not only deal with this student but also build a relationship that brings collaboration and energy to your classroom.
Summary of 'How to Like the Unlikeable Student Part II'
Difficult students can take up the majority of your energy in the classroom. Learn in-depth strategies to help you deal with these students.
Summary of 'Helping Students Coming Out'
One of the most dangerous times for a student is when they are considering their sexual orientation. Learn how to help support the student through this sensitive process.
Summary of 'Master Dealing with Difficult Families Part I'
Difficult families can be one of the biggest hindrances on a student's learning. Learn how to handle the many different family types you will encounter.
Summary of 'Master Dealing with Difficult Families Part II'
There are many different types of families you will experience within your classroom. Learn about the main six types of families you will encounter.
Summary of 'Master Dealing with Difficult Families Part III'
Difficult families may impact your work with a student or even create stress in your day. Learn simple but impactful ways to help you navigate with these families.
Summary of 'Master Dealing with Difficult Families Part IV'
This final segment is about using our understanding of family types to employ specific strategies that will pacify without enabling. Learning five techniques and several common mitakes teachers make.
Summary of 'Maximizing Student Participation Part I'
Improved student participation is directly correlated with achievement. Maximizing participation will reduce classroom stress and provide greater results for students.
Summary of 'Maximizing Student Participation Part II'
Harnessing the power of resistance is the key to maximizing student participation. Learn how to rechannel apathy and opposition.
Summary of 'How to Make Happy Parents'
Unhappy parents can be a strong hindrance on your life and career. Learn a few easy ways to make parents happy and reduce the stress in your life.
Summary of 'Mindfulness Based Teaching Part I'
Mindfulness Based Teaching (MBT) can be one of the most important work changes. Learn how children can improve their attention, effort, and concentration when you bring their tension states down..
Summary of 'Mindfulness Based Teaching Part II'
The first steps to mindfulness involve heightening our awareness of self and how we are experienced by others. Our influence grows as we become more presnt, potent, and peaceful in the class.
Summary of 'Mindfulness Based Teaching Part III'
Mindfulness Based Teaching is about improving your student's lives with greater enjoyment for your work. In your fast paced world of standards, learn how to balance process with content.
Summary of 'Mindfulness Based Teaching Part IV '
Enacting change within a large group with minimial resistance is a goal of all educators. Learn how to influence a new generation of technology dependent students. Envigorate your class with energy.
Summary of 'Tips for Receiving Feedback Part I'
Feedback can sometimes be an uncomfortable topic. Appreciate and accept the benefits that feedback can have on your classroom and life.
Summary of 'Tips for Receiving Feedback Part II'
Feedback is part of the daily work environment. Learn how to distinguish between biased input and positive helpful input.
Summary of 'Three Simple Tools for Student Engagement'
Engaging students is becoming a more challenging task. Often times the decision to put extra time in a child is weighed against the pressure of outcomes. Learn simple ways to have both.
Summary of '360 Degrees of Integrity'
Leaders who embody integrity have a remarkable strategic advantage. This video introduces a comprehensive method to influence through empowerment rather than disempowerment. Learn to be nimble.
Summary of 'Honesty at Work'
Many leaders recognize the value of transparency. However, competing priorities and an excess of expectations can interrupt even the most determined leader’s efforts. Learn to align your aspirations.
Summary of 'Decision Making at Work'
Bias can be a strong but invisible force in decision making. Learn how to recognize biased decision making with Dr. Bell, who shares years of consulting with corporate America.
Summary of 'Communication Styles in the Workplace Part I'
Communication is one of the most important components of a healthy school culture. Appreciating our mode of interaction can be a prominent factor in creating a safe and enjoyable workplace.
Summary of 'Communication Styles in the Workplace Part II'
There are different styles of communication that draw and repel us from different people. The more effective we are at sharing and taking in information, the better our workplace relationships become.
Summary of 'Leadership in the Classroom Part I'
This series prepares educators for this generation of students by looking at 7 key traits including the balance between like and respect. An essential learning engagement for managing students.
Summary of 'Leadership in the Classroom Part II'
To be an effective teacher, it takes more than a strong knowledge base. Effective educators need to inspire young minds while holding them accountable to their potential.
Summary of 'Teaching Students in Poverty'
Kelvin Oliver brings new energy to the impoverished school by supporting the challenging work of engaging low income students.
Summary of 'Why Leaders Should Encourage Conflict Part I'
This is not an error. We are challenging your belief that conflict is inherently bad, but helping you appreciate the value of exploring differences. Filmed live with a NJ School District.
Summary of 'Why Leaders Should Encourage Conflict Part II'
Differencing is important because it directly impacts how we get our needs met and consequently the threat to not having those needs met. An essential learning experience for all educators.
Summary of 'Why Leaders Should Encourage Conflict Part III'
The keys to effectively navigate conflicts: receptivity, curiosity, exploration (process vs content). Continue with this live workshop filmed on location at a NJ School District.
Summary of 'Why Leaders Should Encourage Conflict Part IV'
Judgments categorize, label, segregate, and ultimately prevent us from exploring differences that would help us to grow. Learn about other barriers that limit our depth of relatedness.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part I: Overview'
For children to succeed in school and in life, they need help maturing along other paths besides academic. Psycho Social Emotional Learning is the key to that success.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part II'
Our growing dependency on technology means shrinking attention to our bodies. For children, this can make it more difficult to recognize their wants and needs, leading to long term problems.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part III'
Our first step when intervening with a child is to assess their difficulty with feelings or behavior. We nearly always opt for behavior when the reality is a lack of ability to regulate emotion.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part IV'
When students call out in class or kids interrupt you when you are speaking, is often due to their difficulty containing feelings. Helping them learn to be patient is critical to their growth.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part V'
Examine the integration of our less- desirable selves and the use of self-reflective practices in the pursuit of growing self-worth/ identity. Self-reflective practitioners inspire students.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part VI'
Children of all ages are on a quest for a sense of self. Middle and H.S. students especially, struggle every day to balance their needs for acceptance with uniqueness, while growing self-worth.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part VII'
The omnipresent fear of school violence makes understanding aggression an essential element of educating and parenting. Learn different types of aggression as part of child development.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part VIII'
If children learn how to recognize their needs, the next step is how to advocate for getting those needs met. The successful development of this PSEL creates leaders and not followers.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part IX'
With a growing national divide, young people are seeing the results of differencing without caring for the beliefs of others. Restoring empathy is a key to academic and SEL learning.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part X'
Navigating differences while staying engaged with another is one of the most challenging tasks for a human being, much less a child. Learn how to teach this critical skill to kids of all ages.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part XI'
I didn’t know that was going to happen- A common refrain from young people who don’t consider the consequences of their actions. How we model this helps how quickly kids learn.
Summary of 'Social Emotional Learning Part XII'
There are 15 PSEL’s outlined in this series to help students succeed inside and outside of the classroom. Take this final engagement to see how it all comes together.
Summary of 'Bloodborne Pathogens'
Primary Care Physician Dr. Helen brings fun facts and humor to reinforce the simple but important messages to keep you safe and healthy. This humorous presentation will change your view of mandates.
Summary of 'Child Abuse Reporting'
Among the most important roles of an educator is that of a mandated reporter. Learn the essentials for what to look for and how to handle potential abuse and neglect in students.
Summary of 'Drug Prevention & Intervention Part I'
One of the most critical areas in the field of Substance Use Disorders is knowing who are the experts. Not all training is the same and using the right resources is critical.
Summary of 'Drug Prevention & Intervention Part II'
Understanding the nature of the dis-ease is essential for good recovery planning. A qualified assessor who considers all the social, emotional, and behavioral issues both seen and unseen is needed.
Summary of 'Drug Prevention & Intervention Part III'
This engagement highlights the criteria for each 'diagnosis' and the typical recommendations so that anybody going through this ordeal will better understand what to expect.
Summary of 'Drug Prevention & Intervention Part IV'
"Treatment" is the language commonly used for work with dependency but it's more like a partnership with an expert. Understanding key factors in finding the right partner is essential.
Summary of 'Drug Prevention & Intervention Part V'
Prevention can save lives; children need teachers engaged in their development. Including knowing how to prevent addiction; teachers can be a first line of defense.
Summary of 'Equity and Equality'
"Through Their Eyes" is a one act play, written, directed, and acted by teens. This remarkable play highlights the exploration of prejudice in schools through a real life dramatization.
Summary of 'Diversity and Inclusion Part I'
Diversity and Inclusion are more than terms, they are tennets of hope from which all groups and organizations build their sense of community.
Summary of 'Recognition of Substance Abuse Series Overview'
This is an introduction to the substance abuse and prevention series by subject expert, Dr. John Streukens. Learn about this psychologist and the range of topics made interesting for educataors.
Summary of 'Recognition of Substance Abuse Part I'
Consider common substance use patterns with children and teens across varioius substances. Learn how educators and parents play a role in the choices children make and our role in prevention efforts.
Summary of 'Recognition of Substance Abuse Part II'
Substance Use Disorders develop across four dimensions. Understanding these dimensions helps front line advocates and parents anticipate and intervene when needed.
Summary of 'Recognition of Substance Abuse Part III'
Signs and symptoms for children who develop addiction are different than adults. Learning the unique characteristics for students and children will help prevent missed opportunities to save a life.
Summary of 'Recognition of Substance Abuse Part IV'
Learn the signs and symptoms of adult substance abuse problems to helps a friend, colleague, or relative get help before the dis-ease becomes entrenched.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention Part I'
Every 12.3 minutes there is a death by suicide in the United States. Learning what signs to look for and how to intervene can save a life. Take this course to appreciate how feeling hel
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention Part II'
Preventing self-harm means understanding the warning signs and how to interpret underlying motivation. Learn the influences that potentiate depression and suicidal ideation.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention Part III'
Clinical Psychologist Dr. Donna Scherz concludes this series with an inside look into the mind and heart of teens at risk of self-harm. Improve your skills and confidence in this learning.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention & SEL Part I'
Suicide is the second leading cause of death of teenagers in this country. Our efforts at prevention haven't been successful. Take this series to learn what we can do better to keep kids safe.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention & SEL Part II'
Continuing this workshop recorded live at RVRHS, Dr. Scherz explores the concept of ego strength and the contrast of micro vs macro prevention.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention & SEL Part III'
Introducing the blending of micro and macro prevention through reverse profiling. Intervening at the top of the funnel helps grow resiliency in children before they decompensate.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention & SEL Part IV'
Surveyed teachers report a signficant decline in characteristics such as independence and self-control. Explore why this is and the relation to self-harm.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention & SEL Part V'
In this second workshop day, teachers join in the conversation. Macro prevention is explored through the lens of identity formation.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention & SEL Part VI'
Self-reflective practices is the key to understanding where personal growth work lies. If an educator looks inward, they can help students learn to do the same.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention & SEL Part VII'
Perhaps the most challenging of all the PSEL's, integrating frailties and innequities. A teacher is brought on stage to take this challenge on.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention & SEL Part VIII'
An important PSEL for students wrestling with their need for acceptance versus identity, is how they navigate conflict. Watch these teachers model this process.
Summary of 'Suicide Prevention & SEL Part IX'
This final engagement uses a fun activity with educators on stage to illustrate how we harness the power of resistance.
Summary of 'Harassment in the Workplace Part I'
Gender based harassment is a growing problem among school faculties around the country. Understanding the legal implications of this issue may help to reduce incidents which can harm a school.
Summary of 'Harassment in the Workplace Part II'
Unwanted sexual contact beween students or beween faculty and students is often minimized. Reports show staggeringly high levels of sexual harassment of students throughout K-12.
Summary of 'Harassment in the Workplace Part III'
Discriminating against people with disabilities is another form of workpalce harassment, impacting both faculty and students. Learn about the law and ways to prevent personal and professional harm.
Summary of 'Ethical Dilemmas'
Roles and boundaries help define the way you interact with your students. These roles will define the types of contact you will have in the classroom.
Summary of 'Process Mentoring Part I'
Mentoring a new teacher is a critical responsibility that shapes the role, attitude, beliefs, and skills for a career. Delve into your own belief system and relational style to thrive in this role.
Summary of 'Process Mentoring Part II '
Mentoring can impact us both personally and professionally. Learn how to look inward to appreciate your biases and attitudes which may impact your mentee outside your awareness.
Summary of 'What Should I Sacrifice, Learning or Rating?'
Learn a mindset that helps you maintain your values while fulfilling the obligations of your district. The modern age educator needs to be more savy about politics for better balance.
Summary of 'When to Confer with the Principal'
Examine common situations and create a process for decision making around when to bring an issue to school administration.
Summary of 'When to Consult with the School Counselor'
Summary of 'When to Consult with the School Nurse'
Summary of '504 Plan Part I'
The federal 504 plan ensures that students with impairments receive the same benefits of education as those without impairments. Learn about the potential recipients and benefits of the 504 plan.
Summary of 'Individualized Education Program/Plan (IEP) Part I'
The IEP is the blueprint for success for students with impairments. The IEP ensures that all of the proper elements are in place for the student to achieve and progress.
Summary of 'Child Study Team Part I'
Become familiar with the organization and purpose of the school Child Study Team. Learning the structure and process for the CST will help create fluidity of student referrals.
Summary of '504 Plan Part II'
Summary of 'Individualized Education Program/Plan (IEP) Part II'
Summary of 'Child Study Team Part II'
The Child Study Team is the hub of the school's approach to meeting the needs of children in need of special help in the school system. Become familiar with its organization and purpose.
Summary of 'Preventing Workplace Harassment Part I'
Summary of 'Preventing Workplace Harassment Part II'
Summary of 'Preventing Workplace Harassment Part III'
Summary of 'Brainstorming with Mind Maps'
In this engagement you will learn how to use mind maps to organize your thoughts from a central idea.
Summary of 'Creating and Curating Content on YouTube'
In this engagement you will learn how to use YouTube for posting and curating video content for your classes.
Summary of 'Engaging Students in Online Discussion'
In this engagement you will learn how to effectively use online discussions for student engagement.
Summary of 'Gamification in the Classroom and Digital Badges'
In this engagement you will learn ways to incorporate gamification to design a learning experience for your students.
Summary of 'Navigating the App Stores'
In this engagement you will learn how to locate, decipher, and select the best apps to support your learning goals.
Summary of 'Understanding Creative Commons Licensing for Digital Assets'
In this engagement you will learn how Creative Commons licensing applies to digital assets and how to locate CC licensed materials.
Summary of 'Using Excel for Attendance Recordkeeping'
In this engagement you will learn how to use Microsoft Excel to create a highly functional attendance record keeping system.
Summary of 'Google Forms Part I: Overview'
If you need a refresher of Google Drive and the Google EDU apps before launching into Google Forms, this is a good place to start.
Summary of 'Google Forms Part II: Data Collection with Surveys'
Create your first Google Form with step-by-step instructions. Follow along as Leanna Mullen shows you where to access Forms in your Google Drive and create your first survey for data collection.
Summary of 'Google Forms Part III: Making Quizzes from Scratch'
Google Forms recently integrated a Quiz option in their build options. In this lesson, you will be able to create an assessment from scratch with a variety of question types and include multimedia.
Summary of 'Google Forms Part IV: Unique Ways to Use Google Forms'
Google Forms can do so much for the classroom teacher or office professional. A number of creative ways will be discussed in this unit including Add-Ons for Google Forms.
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