Classroom Strategies

Presentations we have available on this topic:

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
Blended Version with Trauma Emphasis

Intended Audience: Teachers and other staff members at WELS schools in the Wisconsin area
Preparation Time: 2-4 hours, estimated; each participant will receive an email 10 days before the live even with a link to their online course curriculum. The online course must be completed before participation in the live training.

Classroom Time: 7 hours

Description: Nonviolent Crisis intervention training teaches participants to understand trauma’s effects on the brain and what is behind the behavior of a student in crisis. Participants will learn the why and how to apply strategies when verbally intervening to de-escalate defensive strategies, as well as learn why and how to apply safety interventions and disengagement techniques for escalating risk behaviors. This type of training is beneficial for all schools but is required in Wisconsin for at least one staff member of any school in the Special Needs Scholarship Program, if there is any chance that school will need to restrain a student for safety purposes. Generally, it is best to have multiple staff members (such as all teachers) trained in this area.

Cost: $1,750 MAP Members / $2,450 non-MAP Members (plus expenses)

Additional Cost: Online Course and Participant Workbook, one per person, $53.49 each and travel

Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Training
Classroom Version with Trauma Emphasis

Intended Audience: Teachers and other staff members at WELS schools in the Wisconsin area

Classroom Time Day 1: 6 hours

Classroom Time Day 2: 4.5 hours

Description: Nonviolent Crisis intervention training teaches participants to understand trauma’s effects on the brain and what is behind the behavior of a student in crisis. Participants will learn the why and how to apply strategies when verbally intervening to de-escalate defensive strategies, as well as learn why and how to apply safety interventions and disengagement techniques for escalating risk behaviors. This type of training is beneficial for all schools but is required in Wisconsin for at least one staff member of any school in the Special Needs Scholarship Program, if there is any chance that school will need to restrain a student for safety purposes. Generally, it is best to have multiple staff members (such as all teachers) trained in this area.

Cost: $2,625 MAP Members / $3,675 non-MAP Members (plus expenses)

Additional Cost: Participant Workbook, one per person, $29.99 each and travel

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Length: 30 or 60 minutes
Intended Audience: Parents/teachers/daycare providers

 

In this presentation, the symptoms of ADHD will be discussed, along with their impact on academic and social functioning. Treatment strategies, including counseling, medication, and classroom accommodations will be addressed.

Notes: In addition to being a 60-minute in-person presentation, this presentation can also be shortened to 30 minutes and delivered via video-conferencing, which would be perfectly suited to faculty meetings, circuit pastor gatherings, conferences, or other events. The presentation is practical and allows for questions and discussion.

This presentation is available to organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Please contact us to arrange for travel fees/accommodations.

Cost: 

30-minute video chat: MAP: $100/Non-MAP: $200

60-minute presentation: MAP: $250/Non-MAP: $350 (plus expenses)

Childhood Trauma: Effects on Children and Classroom Strategies

Presented by: Jane Mose, MA, Family Peer Specialist
Length: 3 hours
Intended Audience: Teachers and other school staff members
Cost: $750 MAP Members / $1,050 non-MAP Members (plus expenses)

Description: The effects of childhood trauma on learning and classroom behavior are examined, including proactive ways to support all children in the classroom. Concrete actions are covered in a way that doesn’t just address the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports so that students who have experienced trauma can learn and thrive.

Teacher and student at desk

Escalating Behaviors: Prevention and Regulation

Presented by: Jane Mose, MA, Family Peer Specialist
Length: 60 minutes
Intended Audience: Teachers
Cost: $250 MAP Members / $350 non-MAP Members (plus expenses)

Description: What can we teachers do when a student becomes triggered and starts showing increasingly negative behaviors? Or, better yet, what can we do to prevent such escalation? This workshop will provide practical tips on keeping students calm when their brains are becoming dysregulated.

Get Ready, Get Set, Get GOING! Goal-Setting in a Hectic Universe

Length: 30 or 60 minutes
Intended Audience: Young adults/adults

 

Are you aware that the way in which we set goals can actually inhibit us from reaching them? This presentation will bust open the doors of goal-setting by unveiling various “myths” associated with setting goals. Specific topics addressed include the benefits of goal-setting, areas of life in which goal-setting can be applied, a helpful and easy-to-implement model for goal-setting, and various guideposts to follow when defining goals. Additionally, this presentation will provide methods to increase motivation to achieve goals as well as how to create a personal and social accountability system in order to gain support in reaching goals. Finally, this presentation will conclude with how our faith affects how we structure priorities and goals.

Notes: In addition to being a 60-minute in-person presentation, this presentation can also be shortened to 30 minutes and delivered via video-conferencing, which would be perfectly suited to faculty meetings, circuit pastor gatherings, conferences, or other events. The presentation is practical and allows for questions and discussion.

This presentation is available to organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Please contact us to arrange for travel fees/accommodations.

Cost: 

30-minute video chat: MAP: $100/Non-MAP: $200

60-minute presentation: MAP: $250/Non-MAP: $350 (plus expenses)

10 Steps to Create a Trauma-Informed Resilient School

Presented by: Jane Mose, MA, Family Peer Specialist
Intended Audience: School professionals who want to heal trauma and restore resilience in young people who have been exposed to trauma or stress
Length: 12 hours (usually broken down into two 6-hour sessions)
Cost: $3,000 MAP Members / $3,600 non-MAP Members (plus expenses)

Description: In this foundation-setting training, participants are walked through the 10 steps to create a trauma-informed, resilience-focused school. Upon successful completion of the full training, participants will receive the designation “Certified Trauma and Resilience Specialist in Education (CTRS-E).” The designation is provided by Starr Commonwealth, a non-profit organization that offers professional and educational training programs that build up children, families, and communities.

This training is presented by a Starr Certified Trauma and Resilience Trainer in Education (CTRT-E). The live learning experience will focus on resilience and an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. It will provide proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety, and promoting play. Detailed information and concrete actions will also be covered, in a way that answers the “why” and also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them. A strong focus on understanding the link between a student’s private logic and their academic achievement and behavior deficits in the Circle of Courage’s universal needs will be addressed, as well as how to assess students and create behavior support plans for each. Strategies to collaborate with families and communities and to support staff will be presented also, as well as examples of how to collect and utilize outcome data.

Notes: This training is best delivered in person.

How to be a Kid of Character

Length: 60 minutes
Intended Audience: Each presentation can be tailored to fit a specific grade level
Cost: MAP: $250/Non-MAP: $350 (plus expenses)

This classroom presentation will focus on building positive life skills and help to promote character values in students from a Christian perspective. Presentations are designed to reflect how God’s Word guides our behavior using interactive and multi-sensory activities. The goal is that students can then take these skills from the classroom into their homes, extracurricular activities, communities, and daily lives.

Topics for presentation can be selected from, but are not limited to, the following life skills:

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Self-control
  • Courage
  • Patience
  • Self-confidence
  • Initiative
  • Conflict resolution
  • Responsibility
  • Gratitude

Notes: This presentation is available in person only to schools (not via video). Travel expenses are additional.

Wellness in Children

Length: 60 minutes
Cost: MAP: $250/Non-MAP: $350 (plus expenses)

 

This presentation shares the latest in brain based research to understand behavior and emotional issues with children.

Rocks & Playdough

Length: 60 minutes
Intended Audience: Tailored by age group to include adults, young adults, and children
Cost: MAP: $250/Non-MAP: $350 (plus expenses)

 

Sorting problems into categories is an important skill to improved mental wellness. Often people continue to work on problems they can do nothing about or ignore or avoid things that they could improve upon. Why does this happen, how do you begin to notice, and what do you do with problems? With 5 simple questions, individuals in this workshop will learn to sort out problems that cannot be worked on right now from those that can, and learn what to do in the meantime so that things do not get worse. This presentation is scalable to various audiences and can include a pictogram for younger children.

Notes: This presentation is available to organizations throughout the Milwaukee metropolitan area. Please contact us to arrange for travel fees/accommodations. Available for in-person or video-conferencing presentation.

Setting Goals and Progress-Monitoring for Students with Academic Struggles

Presented by: Jane Mose, MA, Family Peer Specialist
Length: 3 hours
Intended Audience: Special Education and Resource Teachers
Cost: $750 MAP Members / $1,050 non-MAP Members (plus expenses)

Description: When teaching a student with a disability, some important questions arise: What are the most critical areas to focus on for this student? How can I determine and write ambitious but achievable goals? How can I effectively monitor the student’s progress and use the information to make wise decisions about whether to change my approach? In this high-participation workshop, we will practice reading testing reports in order to determine students’ needs. Participants will learn to write SMART goals and evaluate some that have been written, then practice writing goals for specific situations. We will also look at types of progress-monitoring materials that are available and where to find them, as well as practice using curriculum-based measures to do progress monitoring on one another. Finally, we will look at how to graph results and how to interpret the graphs to determine next steps for students.

Note: This training is best conducted in-person. Each participant will need to bring a laptop or Chromebook.

Teaching Math to Students with Dyscalculia

Presented by: Jane Mose, MA, Family Peer Specialist
Length: 60 minutes
Intended Audience: Teachers
Cost: $250 MAP Members / $350 non-MAP Members (plus expenses)

Description: Dyscalculia is a learning disability that makes learning math difficult for students, similar to dyslexia for reading students. This presentation will cover the signs and symptoms of dyscalculia as well as the most effective methods for teaching students with this learning disability.

Using TBRI in the School Setting

Presented by: Jane Mose, MA, Family Peer Specialist
Length: 6 hours (may be broken down into two 3-hour sessions)
Intended Audience: All school professionals
Cost: $1,500 MAP Members / $2,100 non-MAP Members (plus expenses)

Description: This workshop teaches school professionals how to use the evidence-based practice of Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. The training focuses on the principles of connecting with, empowering, and correcting children in ways that help them feel safe, develop resilience, and respond to instruction in a positive way, with fewer “fight-flight-freeze” responses. By using TBRI, school staffs can help children heal from previous traumas and successfully learn.

Note: This training is best delivered in person. The workshop can be offered to schools who have partnership agreements with Christian Family Solutions; the presenter will request permission to do this training in other schools as needed.

Working with Parents of Students with Special Challenges

Presented by: Jane Mose, MA, Family Peer Specialist
Length: 90 minutes
Intended Audience: Teachers and therapists, such as occupational therapists and speech and language pathologists
Cost: $375 MAP Members / $525 non-MAP Members (plus expenses)

Description: Sometimes teachers find it difficult to get parents of students who have disabilities or behavioral/emotional challenges to engage in the students’ learning. In this interactive workshop, teachers and therapists will learn crucial information and practical ideas to help them work effectively with parents of children who have special challenges.

Working with Memory and Teaching Memorization

Presented by: Jane Mose, MA, Family Peer Specialist
Length: 60 minutes
Intended Audience: Teachers
Cost: $250 MAP Members / $350 non-MAP Members (plus expenses)

Description: Did you know that a strong working memory is a better predictor of academic success than a high IQ/cognitive ability level? This presentation will cover signs of poor working memory in the classroom and techniques that can be used to teach memorization to students.