In his book Between Teacher and Child Hiam Ginnot points out that the teacher is the decisive element in the classroom. The teacher creates the climate, and climate is probably the single most important factor in motivating students to learn and grow.
"Teaches Make the Difference" is an upbeat and energetic presentation designed to give educators a shot of Positive Mental Attitude about themselves, their careers and, most importantly, their students. It outlines specific steps for staying motivated and enthused, even during challenging times.
Although it is a skill builder, its main purpose is to serve as a battery charger. We all need inspirational reminders of the positive impact we have on the young people we teach. We benefit from constant reinforcement of the fact that we greatly influence our students' lives.
"Teachers Make the Difference" is positive and inspirational, laced with fun and humor, yet filled with practical ideas that educators can put to use immediately.
Five key attitudes for creating a positive classroom climate
The importance of personal positivity
Methods for keeping yourself upbeat and motivated
What Participants Will Learn
Five specific attitudes for success, both on and off the job
How to keep yourself growing, both personally and professionally
The importance of positive self-talk and giving a positive set of expectations
This presentation can be custom designed to meet the needs of any educational personnel including administrators, food service staff, support staff, custodians, pupil transportation, etc.