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K-12

Boys in Crisis: Why It Matters and What You Can Do About It

Boys account for 85% of the discipline problems in schools. They also constitute the largest populations in special education, Title I, and those who have reading and writing problems. Boys are the ones who have...

Working with Students – FW390

Working with Students workshop will give you tools and strategies to help you improve classroom management.  In this workshop you’ll discover how to: Handle student bullies, perfectionists, entertainers, and others Respond effectively to the various...

Ready for College, Ready for Careers – CAA102

Students must prepare for college and careers long before setting foot on campus or interviewing for their first job. Advance preparation can make the difference between success and failure beyond high school—especially for students who are...

Application of Learning Strategies – FW205

This seminar is an extension of Research-Based Strategies.  Additional classroom strategies are introduced, as well as ideas to move students from the concrete to the abstract.  Concepts are not content-based; however, the application of strategies...

A Framework for Understanding Poverty: 10 Actions to Educate Students – FW100

Explore class differences and 10 actions you can implement in the classroom to improve the success of low-SES students. This workshop is based on Ruby Payne’s book A Framework for Understanding Poverty, which has sold...

How the African-American Experience Affects the Classroom and Strategies for Success

The message in the data is clear: Current research shows that African-American students, particularly males, lag behind in graduation rates, lead in discipline referrals, and are more likely to be suspended than their peers in other...

Research-Based Strategies – FW105

Serve under-resourced students with hands-on techniques that help you narrow and then close the achievement gap. Reduce planning time, improve effectiveness, and develop more immediate, reliable intervention strategies. Most importantly, employ best practices to address...

Building Emotional Resources at School and Home – FW315

Kindergartners out of control? High school students with issues like cutting, anxiety, and rage? Angry parents and stressed-out staff? This training, based on How Much of Yourself Do You Own? by Ruby Payne and Emilia O’Neill-Baker, has...

Guarding the H.E.A.R.T.S. of African American Boys – FW370

Boys account for 85% of the discipline problems in schools. They also constitute the largest populations in special education, Title I, and those who have reading and writing problems. Boys are the ones who have...

Trainer Certification – FW500

This workshop prepares individuals to present information from A Framework for Understanding Poverty to individuals in their own organizations.  Trainer Certification includes in-depth work on A Framework for Understanding Poverty and Research-Based Strategies seminars.  Other...

The R Rules Facilitator Training – FW380

This workshop helps facilitators learn to present The R Rules: A Guide for Teens to Identify and Build Resources, a curriculum for teens that was designed to help students build life skills to manage the...

The Paraprofessional: A Key to Student Success – FW320

This workshop delivers key understandings and skills for effectiveness needed by the paraprofessional when working with students, teachers, and parents. Participants will learn: Effective interaction and communication Understanding and working with students’ exceptionalities Teamwork The...

Living On a Tightrope: Principal Leadership – FW365

This workshop gives principals practical strategies for the workplace and is designed to help principals be successful, which in turn helps the entire school organization to be successful.  While instructional leadership has been the principal’s...

Working with Parents – FW340

Understanding the mindsets of different economic classes can help teachers become far more effective in communicating with the parents of their students.  This workshop offers easy-to-understand, quick, and concise information on: Understanding and relating to...

Vocabulary and Mental Model Development for Early Childhood Education – FW300

Participants in this workshop will learn an essential strategy for closing the learning gap between low-SES (socioeconomic status) and middle-income students.  Participants will develop strategies for vocabulary development that can be implemented immediately and efficiently....

Understanding Hispanic/Latino Students and Their Parents – FW399

Hispanic/Latino students have the highest dropout rate. Many experience cultural tension in school when behaviors are misinterpreted as rude or disengaged but are actually a result of cultural upbringing. This workshop provides an understanding of...

Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading – FW225

The Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading workshop provides participants with a powerful supplemental strategy for decoding that can be used in conjunction with any conventional reading program.  It uses a system of 44 hand signs...

Think Rather of Zebra: Dealing with Aspects of Poverty through Story – FW395

The great teachers in history understood the power of story and storytelling.  Our greatest prophets and orators knew they could provide a foundation for learning and the associations needed to retain their most important lessons...

Response to Intervention (RTI) – FW220

Learn about the “what,” “why,” and “how” of Response to Intervention (RTI) and the under-resourced learner.  This session will cover student intervention teams, the rationale behind the RTI mandate, and the intervention process for student...

Removing the Mask: Identifying and Serving Gifted Students from Poverty – FW345

Is there equity in your school’s gifted program? Do the demographics reflect the demographics of your campus as a whole? Gifted programs often serve wealthy and middle class students and exclude students from poverty. Identifying...

Owning Your Classroom: Discipline and Working with Parents – FW310

Student behavior and conduct are major concerns of educators today. Participants in this training develop classroom management systems that give students opportunities to redeem themselves following disciplinary action. Using student discipline scenarios taken from real...

Reading By Age 5 (Tucker Signing for Early Childhood Reading) – FW230

It’s a well-known fact: The area of the brain responsible for language development shares nerve endings with the part of the brain responsible for motor coordination.  No wonder young children love to use their hands...

Readiness Skills and Relationship Building for Early Childhood Education – FW305

This workshop will provide participants with a roadmap for helping students develop thinking skills and intrinsic motivation.  Participants will also develop learning experiences that can be used immediately.  The workshop provides an outline of the...

Raising Achievement with 9 Systemic Processes – FW115

Learn nine teacher-friendly processes designed to raise student achievement. This comprehensive model for school improvement uses simple processes in a collegial model that takes less time and yields strong results. Apply accountability requirements Disaggregate classroom data...

Motivation: How to Motivate Students to Increase Performance – FW375

All people are born with intrinsic motivation and a natural tendency to seek challenges and opportunities to learn. This tendency operates robustly—under certain conditions. Explore the conditions that encourage intrinsic motivation to grow and thrive. Participants...

Evening Workshop with Parents – FW350

This workshop provides parents with information and practical strategies designed to help their children achieve success at home and at school. Topics include: Communication skills Discipline strategies Planning behaviors This workshop can be done in...

Engage and Graduate Your Secondary Students: Preventing Dropouts – FW 335

This professional development presents an innovative approach to engaging struggling students by forging relationships of mutual respect. Prevent dropouts in grades 7–12, especially among under-resourced learners. Participants will get an in-depth look at the cost...

Creating Well-Adjusted Boys at Home and at School – FW330

Building on concepts from the book Hear Our Cry: Boys in Crisis, this workshop assists parents who want to raise boys to become healthy, well-adjusted men who are successful at school, at home, and in...

Consulting/Academic Coaching – FW400

Teachers benefit greatly from follow-up and educational support in small group sessions. Academic coaching assists teachers in embedding the concepts, strategies, and processes from the foundational trainings into their daily practice. Smaller groups facilitated by...

Common Core Standards: Unpacking and Implementing – FW200

Content specific for English/language arts and literacy, social studies, and science teachers and designed to meet the needs of K-5, 6-12 teachers. This is a hands-on training to guide the transition of Common Core into...

Workplace Stability Diversity Training – BU100

Instability is another measure of diversity in your workforce. Low-income environments are a major contributor, and low-wage employees often experience the “tyranny of the moment” brought on by problems with resources like transportation, healthcare, childcare...

Community

Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin’-By World – Facilitator Training – B200

Getting Ahead is a curriculum that supports people in poverty as they develop their own plan for stability.  It embeds the concepts of Bridges Out of Poverty into a co-created format with trained facilitators. Bring...

How Much of Yourself Do You Own?: A Practical Tool Kit to Build Emotional Resources – B300

Based on the new book, How Much of Yourself Do You Own? by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. and Emilia O’Neill-Baker, Ph.D. Part of any successful life is a certain level of emotional stability. Yet, we are...

Trainer Certification – B500

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Bridges Out of Poverty to individuals in their own organizations.  The training includes in-depth work on the Bridges Out of Poverty (Day One) and Applying Bridges...

What Every Church Member Should Know About Poverty – B325

This workshop increases a faith community’s knowledge and awareness of the issues faced by people living in poverty as well as how communities can work together to decrease poverty and build sustainable lives for all community...

Strategic Consulting – B400

An experienced consultant will work with you before the strategic consulting day to plan the most effective agenda to meet your needs and your timeframe.  The goal is to bring decision makers as well as...

Getting Ahead in the Workplace – Facilitator Training – BU210

Getting Ahead in the Workplace is a curriculum that supports people in poverty as they develop their own plan for stability.  It embeds the concepts of Bridges Out of Poverty into a co-created format with...

Bridges to Sustainable Communities – B120

This workshop, based on the book, Bridges to Sustainable Communities, moves communities further toward the goal of achieving sustainability and creating communities where everyone can live well through discussing the four research areas of poverty as...

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities – B100

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete...

Bridges Out of Poverty: Applying Bridges Concepts – B105

English This workshop is designed to take the constructs introduced in the Bridges Out Of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities workshop and begin embedding the constructs.  Time will be given during the workshop to...

Higher Education

Ready for College, Ready for Careers – CAA102

Students must prepare for college and careers long before setting foot on campus or interviewing for their first job. Advance preparation can make the difference between success and failure beyond high school—especially for students who are...

Understanding and Engaging Under-Resourced College Students – CAA100

Colleges are seeing more under-resourced students than ever before.  College culture traditionally wants students to conform to standards of behavior and academic performance.  A deeper understanding of the challenges and strengths that students from poverty...

Strategic Consulting – CAA400

Strategic Consulting for Higher Education is tailored to the needs of the individual college or university and is designed to help guide faculty and staff to more effectively serve under-resourced college students. With the facilitation...

Principles of Effective Pedagogy in the Classroom and on Campus – CAA210

Teaching effectiveness is composed of an interfacing of subject matter knowledge and teaching skills.  Many college instructors are experts in their fields, and being a subject-matter expert is a critical component of the teacher-effectiveness battle....

Investigations Into Economic Class in America – CAA200

This workshop prepares participants to offer the Investigations curriculum to under-resourced college students.  Participants explore the content processes and sequences within the text and develop the facilitation skills that allow students to take on the...

How to Motivate Students to Increase Performance – CAA205

Psychologists tell us that human beings are born with intrinsic motivation and natural tendencies to seek out challenges and opportunities to learn.  These tendencies tend to operate robustly under certain conditions. The conditions under which...

College Retention and Engagement: A Systems Approach – CAA105

Colleges struggle with retaining and graduating under-resourced college students.  Nationally only one third achieve a certificate or degree within six years of enrolling.  Campuses have the resources to help students.  Why don’t students use them?...

Trainer Certification – CAA500

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Understanding and Engaging Under Resourced College Students (URCS) to faculty and staff in their own colleges and universities.  The training is recommended for faculty and staff...

Criminal Justice

Getting Ahead while Getting Out – B210

Based on the foundational book, Getting Ahead while Getting Out, the “Getting Out” Reentry Model provides citizens returning from incarceration and their families a comprehensive, community- and relationship-based approach to reentry that begins in pre-release and follows...

Trainer Certification – B500

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Bridges Out of Poverty to individuals in their own organizations.  The training includes in-depth work on the Bridges Out of Poverty (Day One) and Applying Bridges...

Tactical Communication for First Responders: Effective Interactions By Understanding Class – B320

This workshop offers first responders a set of tools that help: Control the scene Everyone stay safe Gain the cooperation and respect of people from all economic backgrounds Information from the Bridges Out of Poverty...

Strategic Consulting – B400

An experienced consultant will work with you before the strategic consulting day to plan the most effective agenda to meet your needs and your timeframe.  The goal is to bring decision makers as well as...

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities – B100

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete...

Health and Healthcare

How Much of Yourself Do You Own?: A Practical Tool Kit to Build Emotional Resources – B300

Based on the new book, How Much of Yourself Do You Own? by Ruby K. Payne, Ph.D. and Emilia O’Neill-Baker, Ph.D. Part of any successful life is a certain level of emotional stability. Yet, we are...

Bridges to Health and Healthcare 2-Year Trainer Certification – HH500

This is a new trainer certification for health professionals who are currently certified Bridges Out of Poverty trainers.  This certification will focus on how the Bridges concepts are adapted to health, and include new content...

Trainer Certification – B500

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Bridges Out of Poverty to individuals in their own organizations.  The training includes in-depth work on the Bridges Out of Poverty (Day One) and Applying Bridges...

Bridges to Health and Healthcare – HH303

Bridges to Health and Healthcare includes a continuum of policy and practice critical to improving health among people living in poverty, addressing both individual patient care and population health. The workshop dovetails the Bridges Out...

Strategic Consulting – B400

An experienced consultant will work with you before the strategic consulting day to plan the most effective agenda to meet your needs and your timeframe.  The goal is to bring decision makers as well as...

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities – B100

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete...

Workplace

Trainer Certification – B500

This workshop prepares individuals to present the information from Bridges Out of Poverty to individuals in their own organizations.  The training includes in-depth work on the Bridges Out of Poverty (Day One) and Applying Bridges...

Strategic Consulting – B400

An experienced consultant will work with you before the strategic consulting day to plan the most effective agenda to meet your needs and your timeframe.  The goal is to bring decision makers as well as...

Getting Ahead in the Workplace – Facilitator Training – BU210

Getting Ahead in the Workplace is a curriculum that supports people in poverty as they develop their own plan for stability.  It embeds the concepts of Bridges Out of Poverty into a co-created format with...

Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities – B100

This workshop is a comprehensive approach to understanding the dynamics that cause and maintain poverty from the individual to the systemic level. Bridges Out of Poverty uses the lens of economic class and provides concrete...

Hidden Rules of Class at Work – B310

Hidden Rules of Class at Work provides numerous tools for supervisors and managers to communicate effectively and understand the motivations of their staff who may be coming from the  environment of poverty. Improve employee retention...