Next month I will launch my classroom management e-course. Yay! I am so inspired and grateful for the opportunity to share my approach. In truth, it is not just my approach but the integration of many powerful and effective teachers in my life. I know that I would not be the teacher I am today without having learned these powerful truths in teaching from these amazing individuals.
Today, I am finally at the place where there is no discipline issue that takes away my joy or desire to teach. At one point in my teaching career, I would call in sick to "recover" from "dealing" with the children. That just doesn't ever happen anymore. In fact, I have faced several very extreme discipline issues in the past few years. I think it was about 5 years ago I had one of the most extreme discipline issues of my career. It had me up against the wall. Nothing worked. At one point, I began to look for another career. In the midst of this crisis - I sought help. In this coaching - I found my truth. The content of this course saved me from leaving teaching. And since this experience, no child's behavior has ever compromised my joy in teaching.
A few weeks ago I was working on the course material when it occurred to me that this course was something every teacher ought to have. Why? I have had the deep blessing of mentors who addressed the deepest and most profound levels of being a teacher. I literally paid thousands of dollars to receive the most incredible guidance. I want to share that with you - at a price anyone can afford. The time to share it is now!
Please email me if you have any questions I did not answer!
How is this course different from other approaches?
Great question! This course goes past the standard tips and tricks to the heart of the matter. In this course we will dive into the anatomy of managing children. There are fundamental truths to managing children. Without these truths, it is like putting coins in a slot machine. It is all chance.
I have a very difficult class in a poor community, can you help me?
I spent seven years of my teaching career working with children in poverty. My approach to classroom management was born out of these experiences. Children in survival are much like animals - they sense fear and weakness. I had to find my power to meet them in a calm but assertive way. Domination never works. These children needed the real deal!
How much time will this take? I am overwhelmed at school!
The course is designed to provide instruction at three levels. The first level is content. If you take the course and do nothing more than read the content - it would take only 30 minutes a week. At this level - you would get the meat of the material. The next level is integration. This is the application of the content in multiple learning venues. If you took the course at this level - you could expect to spend an hour a week. Finally, there is the deepest level of the course. This is putting the material into practice. At this level - the course would be about two hours or more a week - depending on how much you practiced.
I am a bit hopeless and exhausted. Why waste my time and money?
I totally understand. A Dash of Power has been designed to meet your deepest needs as a teacher. It is a deeply inspiring course.
I homeschool my children, how could this benefit me?
Honestly, this course could be applied to parenting! The course content can be translated to parenting very easily. But here's the thing, when you are homeschooling, you are taking on another role with your child - one of being the teacher. This course could offer you priceless guidance in the seamless dance between parenting and teaching your children.
I think I will take it later, when will you offer it again?
I have not decided if this course will be a live course in the future. Just like my other e-courses, the first offering is an opportunity for me to discover the best ways to deliver the course to you. Because it is a first run - I am offering it deeply discounted. I have not finalized my plans on when it will run again. Please stay tuned. I recommend just doing it now!
Important Course Information
Fall 2011 Closed