K-12 Workshops

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

  • 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…


  • FW105 – Research-Based Strategies

  • 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,…


  • FW115 – Raising Achievement with 9 Systemic Processes

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • FW315 – Building Emotional Resources at School and Home

  • 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…


  • FW500 – Trainer Certification

  • People who have experienced A Framework for Understanding Poverty often wonder how they can take the information back to effect change in their own organizations. Trainer certification goes in depth…


  • FW380 – The R Rules Facilitator Training

  • Sustainable communities need anti-poverty efforts that start early, long before students graduate and begin working. The R Rules gives students in middle and high schools life skills to manage the…


  • FW320 – The Paraprofessional: A Key to Student Success

  • Paraprofessional training should share these key understandings and skills for working with students, teachers, and parents. Responsive strategies build a culture of excellence and trust in coordinating and delivering services…


  • FW390 – Working with Students

  • Classroom management can be a challenge even for the most experienced teacher. Working with Students gives you tools and strategies that improve classroom management and discipline. You’ll learn to: Improve…


  • FW340 – Working with Parents

  • Ever felt like parents think you’re speaking a different language? Understanding the mindsets of diverse economic classes helps teachers improve communication with the parents of their students. Gain quick and…


  • FW399 – Understanding Hispanic/Latino Students and Their Parents

  • 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…


  • FW225 – Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading

  • Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading provides a powerful decoding strategy. Use it with any conventional reading program! Hand signs prompt associations between letters and the sounds they represent. The best…


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

  • 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…


  • FW310 – Owning Your Classroom: Discipline and Working with Parents

  • 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…


  • FW375 – Motivation: How to Motivate Students to Increase Performance

  • 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…


  • FW350 – Evening Workshop with Parents

  • 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…


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

  • 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…


  • FW400 – Consulting/Academic Coaching

  • 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…


  • Pre-K to Grade 2 – Preventive Discipline and Students out of Control

  • What do we do when the student who is out of control is between four and seven years old? It’s hard to reason with a child who has limited vocabulary…