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Understanding & Guiding Behavior


Tools that increase your ability to keep your cool, deepen your understanding behind every behavior and guide children to make choices that are safe, kind and helpful.

Responsive Guidance (NEW!)

Respond vs. react. Support vs. penalize. Practice more tools to support peaceful behavior in the classroom. Explore how self-regulation and connection with students make a huge difference. Design a plan that will start your school year with ease and strengthen your skills in the classroom. 

Core Knowledge Category: Understanding & Guiding Behavior. Set Two.

Clear=Kind Essentials of Classroom Relationships 

YOU KNOW THOSE TIMES WHEN EVERYONE IS MELTING DOWN, YOU'RE CRYING AND EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART? Analyze the ways we get in our own way, investigate how our family shaped how we treat others, and improve your tools to lead with clarity, confidence, and certainty. (6-10 hours of training)

Core Knowledge Category: Human Growth & Development & Understanding & Guiding Behavior. Set Three. 5-week Family Ed version available.

Sigh.  It's BEEN A Year... Or Two 

It has been a roller coaster, we are exhausted and we educators are struggling. How can we go beyond what we already know about how to take care of ourselves and connect more deeply with our students? Let's talk about Joy.  Let's talk about Flow.  How do we get in our own way? What are some new tools to support children who are also struggling? Create a partnership with others that not only extends care but receives care as well. 

Core Knowledge Category: Understanding & Guiding Behavior & Personal, Professional and Leadership Development.

Conversations with Children About Consent (Teacher favorite!)

Discussing the aspects of boundaries and consent with young children can seem so incredibly daunting and uncomfortable that we sometimes avoid the conversation altogether. Learn how to talk with children about their own voice and choices in a way that acknowledges the various facets of consent. Learn some basics of consent, the ways we inadvertently teach children that consent is not important and practice strategies to bring back to your classroom (or home). How children learn about consent as a child will inform how they interact with other adults and children throughout their lifetime. (Available for educators or family groups!)

Core Knowledge Category: Understanding & Guiding Behavior. Set Two. Family Ed version available.

Difficult Behaviors 101 (Another teacher favorite!)

Learn how to recognize different types of difficult behaviors in the classroom and practice skills that work to bring harmony and peace to your community.  Increase your skill in how you support children, deepen your understanding of the child and be the compassionate teacher you want to be. 

Core Knowledge Category: Understanding & Guiding Behavior. 

Why Won't They Listen to Me? Guiding, Leading and Inspiring Children in the Classroom 

"Is anybody even listening to me? Sometimes it feels like nobody is paying attention and your directions and guidance seem to go completely ignored. Your classroom seems to be spiraling into chaos. HELP! Reflect on your personal style of guidance & discipline, the ways in which we sabotage our own attempts at leading our classroom, and how to tend to the different types of difficult behaviors. Ahhh... a more peaceful, collaborative classroom.

Core Knowledge Category: Understanding & Guiding Behavior. 

Sometimes, I Can't Help M'Self: How I Get in My Own Way 

Have you ever had a day when every single one of your efforts to manage the classroom fails miserably? Children are climbing the shelves, our stress-level is soaring and nothing seems to work! It could be old habits that make us trip up our own selves. Explore the ways in which we get in our own way and learn how to make a shift. Examine possible unmet needs and how to come to our classroom every day with a fresh perspective. 

Core Knowledge Category: 

Personal, Professional & Leadership Development; Understanding & Guiding Behavior.

Nap Languages 101 

Every child has a unique way to feel safe and comfortable enough to go to sleep. Learn how to understand the individual needs of your students so that you can help them drift off and sleep soundly without anxiety.

Core Knowledge Category: Understanding & Guiding Behavior. 

Supporting With Empathy: Make it Better With Real Connection

Empathy has the power to calm children experiencing big emotions. It can make children instantly feels better knowing that the adult in their life understands them and welcomes their emotional expression. Learn simple ways to let children experience being authentically heard, seen and understood within clear, calm boundaries. When a child feels this, her ability to skillfully manage emotions grows. Practice some self-reflection to pinpoint approaches that support and do not support children with empathy. When empathy is calm, reassuring, patient and real, it always works to deepen the relationship.

Core Knowledge Category: Human Growth & Development; Understanding and Guiding Behavior. Family Ed version available.

Big Emotions! Keeping Your Cool When Things Get HOT!

We all experience emotions that are BIG and hard to manage. Learn ways to support your child with the calm, assertive presence of a 'mossy rock'. Explore ways to help your child self-regulate when the world seems to be crashing down.

Core Knowledge Category: Understanding and Guiding Behavior, Set One (Family Ed version available)

Caring Discipline

It feels like constant yelling, chaos, and fighting in my house. Help!

In this five-week family series, learn how to avoid power struggles, defuse a child's anger and prevent violent behaviors, set healthy limits, strengthen and enrich the adult-child relationship, teach children to act responsibly, open two-way communication and understand your child's inner perspective. Nurture healthy emotional growth and confidence. Create a cooperative atmosphere in your home. Learn tools to practice in-between classes and get customized family coaching throughout the series.

Core Knowledge Category: Diversity, Family & Community Systems & Understanding and Guiding Behavior, Set Two. (Family Ed version available)