PD Programs For Teachers

“The Coach Approach”

12_04_03-mjs_ft_sports-coaching_14311985Audience: Teachers
Focus: Coaching Skills and Methodologies For Classroom and Behaviour Management
Length: Full Day or x2 Half Days
Setting: Professional Development Workshop

This can be run as a full day of professional development workshops for teachers, or as a 90 minute overview workshop.  The aim of this PD is to equip teachers and school leaders with the understanding of brain based coaching principles and methodologies to use when dealing with classroom behaviour and managing student relationships and behaviours.

The Coach Approach Workshops Include:

  • – Coaching Princples and Methodology
  • – The GROW Model
  • – Assessment Tools
  • – Building Rapport
  • – Empowering Lanugage
  • – Cause + Effect
  • – 5 Success Principles of The Coach Approach
  • – Beliefs + Behaviours
  • – Motivation Stragegies
  • – Leadership and Influence

“The Happiness Effect”

happiness_bulldogdrummondAudience: Teachers and School Leaders
Focus: Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology and Social + Emotional Learning
Length: 90 minutes
Setting: Professional Development Workshop

It is now scientifically proven that success doesn’t create happiness, but happiness plays a huge role in success.

Emotional well-being is dramatically and positively predictive not only of academic achievement, but also of satisfactory and productive experiences in the world of work and marriage, even of better physical health.

The Happiness Effect in the Classroom looks at:

  • – What is Happiness Anyway?
  • – Why bother trying to make students Happy?
  • – Social + Emotional Intelligence
  • – Social + Emotional Learning
  • – Locus of Control
  • – Keys to Creating ‘Happy Habits’
  • – 6 Core Needs of Teens
  • – How to be a ‘Dealer of Happiness’

If you want your students to perform better, pay more attention, have better memories, increase self-esteem, be more inclined to help their peers and take personal responsibility then one of the places to start is taking advantage of ‘The Happiness Effect”


“The Teenage Brain”

BrainAudience: Teachers and School Leaders
Focus: Adolescent Development, The Teenage Brain, Neuro Plasticity, Accelerate Learning
Length: 90 minutes
Setting: Professional Development Workshop

Between the ages of 12 and 24, the brain changes in important, and oftentimes maddening, ways. It’s no wonder that many parents and teachers approach a child’s adolescence with fear and trepidation. If teachers and teens can work together to form a deeper understanding of the brain science behind all the tumult, they will be able to turn conflict into connection and form a deeper understanding of one another.

This workshop illuminates how brain development impacts teenagers’ behavior and relationships. Drawing on important new research in the field of interpersonal neurobiology, it explores exciting ways in which understanding how the teenage brain functions can help teachers make what is in fact an incredibly positive period of growth, change, and experimentation in teens lives less lonely and distressing on both sides of the generational divide.

The Teenage Brain Workshops Cover:

  • – Teens Inside Out
  • – Risk and Reward
  • – Creative Exploration
  • – The Emotional Brain
  • – Teen Mindfulness
  • – Reflection and Focus

If you want to equip teachers and leaders in your school with understanding of the inner workings of the teenage brain to empower them to approach students with understanding and strategies then enquire about having Nathan present “The Teenage Brain” to your teachers.