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Helping Students Move From “I Can’t”
Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, and Administrators Serving Grades K-12
- Classroom–proven strategies for helping students develop an “I Can” stance in your classroom and in their lives
- Practical methods for reducing students’ negative attitudes while increasing positive attitudes
- Teacher-friendly ideas to help students give up the victim stance and increase personal responsibility over their school lives
- Innovative techniques that help students develop stronger emotional intelligence and positive academic and social behaviors
- Receive dozens of ideas to help students see themselves as able, capable, valuable, and responsible
Practical Ideas and Strategies
Are you tired of students whining, “I can’t” and giving up before they even make an attempt? Are you seeing an increase of apathetic, unresponsive acts? Are you noticing too many bored expressions and a lack of initiative, motivation and follow-through? Are you fed up with students acting, talking and thinking like victims without taking responsibility for their own behavior? If so, this seminar is for you!
You’ll learn strategies to help your students develop emotionally healthy core beliefs and you’ll come away with an action plan to successfully deal with the negative attitudes and behaviors. In this fast-paced seminar, Chick Moorman will share successful techniques and teaching strategies to utilize with hard-to-reach students to motivate them to succeed in school. You will learn a wide variety of proven strategies to increase positive attitudes, eliminate the victim mentality and stamp out learned helplessness and help students increase their personal desire for success academically, behaviorally and emotionally.
Armed with an extensive resource handbook and a positive attitude, you will leave this seminar with a renewed desire to make a difference in the lives of your most challenging students.
Ten Key Benefits of Attending
- Reduce Negative Attitudes and Increase the Positive
Discover practical, classroom-tested strategies to greatly reduce negative student attitudes, resulting in more students with a positive, “I Can” attitude
- Dozens of Ideas to Promote the Desire for Success in your Students
Dramatically increase your students’ internal motivation to achieve and become successful students
- Eliminate the Victim Mentality in Students
Learn how to help students become aware of and give up the victim stance that prevents them from becoming successful students as well as successful people … Move your students away from the “I Can’t” belief to the “I Can” stance
- End the Use of Negative Self-talk
Specific suggestions on how to create a classroom culture of self-responsible speaking, believing and behaving
- Utilize Highly Effective Strategies to Help Students Develop Resilience, Perseverance, and Confidence
Add usable techniques to your professional tool box to help students get started quickly, ignore distractions, stay on task, and remain focused
- Help Under-Achievers Develop Alternatives to Apathy, Boredom and Lack of Concern
Invest more time teaching and less time motivating bored, apathetic and unmotivated students
- Decrease the Incidents of Learned Helplessness
Obtain methods for teaching students to be self-sufficient, self-motivated, self-starting, and self-responsible
- Empower Students to Desire Academic, Behavioral and Emotional Success
Utilize effective verbal skills to promote students’ success on a variety of levels
- Develop a Culture of Respect, Responsibility and Positive Attitudes in your ClassroomReceive easily implemented strategies that create an emotionally safe classroom atmosphere that fosters mutual respect, appropriate risk-taking, desire to be successful, and ideas for how to deal with negative behaviors when they do arise
- Receive a Valuable Resource Handbook
Each seminar participant will receive a resource handbook filled with the techniques, strategies and activities discussed in the seminar
Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately
- Proven methods for effectively moving students from a negative, “I can’t” attitude to a positive, “I can” belief
- Outstanding teaching strategies that help students become aware of their attitudes and the outcomes those attitudes are producing
- Learn a style of praise that builds a positive internal sense of self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth in students
- Discover how to put attribute theory to work in your classroom to increase student success
- Help students develop mind-skills that help them manage their own minds effectively
- What to say and what not to say to help students develop an “I can” stance in your classroom
- Strategies for building the type of personal relationship with students that fosters their concern and commitment to learning
- Respond effectively and consistently to learned helplessness, boredom and negative talk
- How to be proactive in reducing negative student attitudes toward school and learning
- Strategies for building a classroom culture that promotes a desire to succeed
- How to create “I can” places and “I can” activities that help students see themselves as successful
- How to manage your mind and your classroom to encourage student success
- Debriefing techniques to help students take a look at their attitudes and behaviors and learn from them
- Why rewards don’t work and what to do instead
- Specific techniques for encouraging appropriate risk-taking
- How to see student mistakes as steps toward success and communicate that perception to them
- How to verbally separate the deed from the doer so students come to believe they are more than their behavior
A Message From Your Seminar Leader
What is the most important learning that students will know and be able to put to use once they leave your classroom? Can you identify it?
Maybe you believe it is an important concept in math, reading, writing, or computer literacy. Or perhaps you are thinking that critical learning is mastery of a skill in the arts, science, history, physical fitness, or a foreign language. Clearly those things are all important. Yet, there is a deeper level of learning that cannot be ignored if your desire is to produce successful young people. It has to do with their belief system and how they come to view themselves and their place in the world. The premise of this dramatic seminar is that helping students develop an “I can” stance toward life is critical to their present and future success. I am talking about strategies that invite students to believe in themselves, experience success and feel pride in their efforts.
Do you want to help your students persevere, bounce back from mistakes, get back up after they fall down, and eventually reach attainment in your subject area? Do you want them to understand the relationship between effort and success and becoming personally responsible for the outcomes they create in their own lives?
Learning to break the cycle of “I can’t” and “I won’t” is not easy. It does not happen by magic, luck or simply because you develop a positive relationship with your students. It happens only when teachers set out to make it happen with a specific plan and implement that plan with regularity and consistency. It happens when a committed teacher intentionally and regularly uses proven verbal skills, determination and a positive attitude to produce a desired result.
I have designed this seminar to help you do just that. I guarantee you will leave this seminar with many practical strategies that you can put to use in your classroom immediately to help students see themselves as able, capable, valuable and responsible. In a short amount of time, you will be telling others emphatically, “This stuff works!”
P.S. If you could transform the life of just one student this year your time will have been well spent. Invest a day with me and together we can make a real difference in the lives of your students.
Who Should Attend
Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Reading Specialists, Title I Staff, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, School Psychologists, and Administrators serving Grades K-12.
Special Benefits of Attending
Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
- Strategies for decreasing learned helplessness and increasing success and pride in your students
- Effective verbal skills that increase achievement, motivation and perseverance in your students
- Techniques for helping students replace negative attitudes with positive ones
- Clear steps on how to help students give up the victim stance and take personal responsibility for their choices and actions
Meet and Share
This seminar provides participants a great opportunity to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their skills in working with unmotivated, hard-to-reach students.
Chick Moorman will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions about unique ways to reach underachieving students in your own program.
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