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MOTIVATING AND
ENGAGING YOUR STUDENTS

Practical Strategies for Reaching
Your Hard-to-Reach Students
(Grades 6-12)

Presented by Jaime Bailey
Outstanding Teacher and Nationally Recognized Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Classroom Teachers, Title I Staff, Special Education Staff, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, School Psychologists, and Administrators Serving Grades 6-12

  • Classroom-proven strategies for increasing motivation, engagement and respect
  • Highly practical methods for reducing power struggles, disruptive behaviors and learned helplessness
  • Innovative ideas for capturing your students’ attention with ready-to-use activities and lessons derived from the latest research on adolescent brain development
  • Models, activities and videotaped examples of middle and high school settings and a highly useful resource handbook filled with outstanding sample materials and strategies

Practical Strategies

Are you tired of and frustrated with working with unmotivated students? Are you frustrated with your students’ lack of desire and willingness to participate in the learning process? If so, Jaime Bailey in her outstanding, NEW seminar, will provide you with a wealth of classroom-proven and research-based strategies to help you motivate and engage your hard-to-reach students in the daily life of your classroom. The emphasis in this seminar will be on the most practical ideas, activities, methods, and tips that you can then pick and choose from to accomplish your goals. This seminar has been designed to give you a wide variety of useful techniques and approaches to add to your teaching repertoire that will increase your ability to motivate and engage your hard-to-reach students in grades 6-12. You’ll leave this exciting, new seminar with practical strategies that you can immediately use to motivate and engage the teens of today.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Gain New Tools to Motivate and Engage Your Students
    Add ready-to-use tools to your professional toolbox that you can use every teaching day . . . New and highly effective techniques for dealing with apathetic, isolated and disruptive behaviors
  2. Infuse the Use of Choices in Your Secondary Classroom
    Learn how varying degrees of autonomy can be used as a way to motivate students . . . Design lessons that offer more choices to spur enthusiasm in your lagging students
  3. Provide Students with the Background Knowledge they Need
    Discover how lack of background knowledge can be devastating to student achievement and motivation . . . Learn powerful strategies that will enable you to strengthen prior knowledge in everyday lessons
  4. Eliminate Power Struggles
    Learn how to avoid getting into dead-end struggles with students . . . Motivate and engage your students by helping them gain an appropriate sense of power
  5. Help Your Underachievers Find More Direction in Your Classroom
    Spend less time managing behavior and more time teaching . . . Help your underachieving students assume more responsibility over their school lives
  6. Incorporate the Latest Brain Research on Adolescent Development
    Learn how the teen-age brain is significantly different than adults’ . . . Specific ideas and strategies for using this information to impact your instruction
  7. Boost Your Students’ Enthusiasm for Learning
    Discover easy steps for using assessment and specific feedback to jump-start your students’ motivation . . . Extremely useful steps that will help unmotivated students develop a stronger sense of competency
  8. Diversify Your Teaching Techniques
    Discover a wealth of highly effective teaching options that can be easily incorporated into your day-to-day lessons
  9. Develop a Positive Classroom Environment
    Learn specific and realistic suggestions for developing a classroom atmosphere that builds positive relationships and fosters mutual respect
  10. Receive a Valuable Resource Handbook
    Each seminar participant will receive a resource handbook filled with practical strategies, techniques, activities, and resources

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Classroom-proven strategies for motivating teens to achieve
  • How to incorporate meaningful opportunities for student choices without giving up your curriculum
  • Practical methods for helping your students develop mental models to strengthen background knowledge
  • Effective ways to promote students’ abilities to make decisions
  • Realistic techniques for overcoming students’ apathy
  • Valuable methods for engaging more students in classroom discourse
  • Practical tips for designing learning environments to better meet your young adults’ basic psychological and intellectual needs
  • Tips for arousing student curiosity about your content
  • Classroom-proven strategies for incorporating adolescent brain research into classroom instruction
  • Tips for what to say and what not to say to underachieving students
  • Strategies for developing effective ways to hold students accountable
  • Teacher-tested suggestions for replacing negative behaviors with positive behavior
  • Innovative ideas for eliminating learned helplessness
  • How to motivate even your most challenging students who see no purpose in school

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Teens of today are emotional, impulsive and ever-changing. Your hard-to-reach students fail to participate in class, neglect to turn in assignments, struggle to build positive relationships, and struggle to find meaning in school work. The only thing they don’t fail to do is astound me on a daily basis. Hard-to-reach students try on multiple personalities as they work their way toward discovering who they are. Working with the teens of today is never a dull moment.

However, getting hard-to-reach teens to be engaged and motivated in our classrooms is a tall order. It does not happen by luck or chance. We can benefit from sharpening some of our tools. Our teaching strategies need to evolve to meet the needs of today’s adolescents. We need practical strategies to add to our professional toolbox, giving us new and effective techniques for managing disruptive, disengaged and disobedient teens.

Join me at this seminar for lively, active and engaging ways to work with hard-to-reach teens. You will leave with an assortment of techniques to add to your professional toolbox. You will learn strategies to help your students increase their responsible behavior and you’ll come away with an action plan to implement immediately in your classroom.

Sincerely,
Jaime Bailey

P.S. I promise this seminar will be packed with highly practical tools and ideas that you can use immediately in your classroom.

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Intervention Specialists, Counselors, Instructional Assistants, Program Specialists, School Psychologists, and Administrators serving Grades 6-12.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
You will receive an extensive resource handbook, MOTIVATING AND ENGAGING YOUR STUDENTS: Practical Strategies for Reaching Your Hard-to-Reach Students (Grades 6-12), specifically designed by Jaime Bailey for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Strategies for increasing motivation and respectful behavior
  • Techniques for reducing and preventing power struggles, apathy and learned helplessness
  • Steps on how to help students take personal responsibility for their choices and actions
  • Activities that will engage your students and strengthen achievement

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their skills in working with unmotivated, hard-to-reach students.

Consultation Available
Jaime Bailey will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own classroom.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!

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