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Workshops for TeachersOur K–12 workshops for teachers cover a broad range of topics, from understanding how socioeconomic levels affect student and parent behavior to specific topics like improving reading or science scores. We come to your school or district to provide professional development customized to meet your needs. We work with you to develop a plan for a specific subject area or a multi-level, multi-year plan for your school. Our strategies are easy to implement, high-impact, thorough, and have proven results.

All workshops can be tailored to your particular school’s needs and timeframe.

For more information, or to schedule a workshop at your location, please call us at (800) 424-9484, or request information online.

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...

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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 in-depth look at the cost...

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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 Understanding Poverty, which has sold...

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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, employ best practices to address...

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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 accountability requirements Disaggregate classroom data...

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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 part is that learners enjoy...

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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 discipline scenarios taken from real...

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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 to students. Participants learn: Effective...

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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 concise solutions for: Relating to...

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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 exclude students from poverty. Identifying...

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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 workshop can be done in...

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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 motivation to grow and thrive. Participants...

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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 present and plan for a...

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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 student communication and performance with...

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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 workshop provides an understanding of...

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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 practice. Smaller groups facilitated by...

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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 and prepares you to present...

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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...

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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 and little ability to tell...

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