What is your vision for your school...

What would it look like if you and your staff had a clear, actionable plan that laid the groundwork for developing a school where everyone felt good, and everyone felt safe?
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Give your staff more than theories...

Bringing more than 25 years of educational experience to the table, Brenda Yoho has an incredibly compelling and impactful message to share:

This life changing method requires only two rules.  And she has the track record to prove it.

Who My Inspirational Workshops Are For...

For Students
For Teachers & Staff
For The Community

Students: (K-12)

The presentations can be adjusted to the levels of the audience. Custom-made presentations are possible to meet the needs of the schools. Let’s talk about what you need.

Decisions, Choices:

In this workshop for students, we work to talk about decisions and choices.  A problem is presented on the screen and read aloud. 

The character is presented and described.  Now, a decision and choice need to be made. What do you think? 

(A decision and choice are given after the students have time to discuss. They will make a decision and choice but do not reveal their answers yet.)

Now, the rest of the story is told of what happens after the decision and choice is made. What are their thoughts now? What are the consequences of the choice? Did the character accept responsibility? 

This helps the students learn about problem-solving, the power of choice, consequences and responsibility, and all the necessary competencies.

Courage:

There is always a buzz going around at school. What is the talk today? You know the hot topic, rumors, who are we making fun of or mad at? 

They have created movies and written books about the Queen Bees or Mean Girls, the Big Bully Boys. But we do not hear much about the Stan’s of the schools. 

You know, the ones who stand up to the unkindness of those doing hurtful things to others. Why? 

Because there are few, they do not want the attention brought to them, so they become the target. Let’s talk about what we can do to be Stan’s today and every day. Stop Teasing And Name-calling

Leadership:

What does it mean to be a leader? Discussions about the definition of leadership.  Who do they recognize as a leader?  Why?

Name the qualities a good leader needs to have. Everyone is a leader.
Let’s talk about how.

Staff: (K-12)

Presentations can be customized to meet the needs of the district/school.

How do we see:

Staff will participate in working together in groups to create a student with materials at the table. 

Then, they will provide a name, information about the family, the gender of the student, academic status, attendance, discipline, and overall performance as part of the learning family. 

What are the attributes of the student?  

Each team will hang up the student they have created and be prepared to discuss the student they have created, which reflects a student they serve in our learning community.

What do we see as we look at the students we have created?  A talk can be provided to correlate with this workshop or continue with a staff discussion only. 

Provide time for all staff members to contribute to the conversation as they discuss the who, what, when, how, and why of the created students and comparisons to the students they serve.  

Staff will learn about themselves through an authentic approach to looking at how they see daily through a tinted lens.  We often see what our hearts and minds tell us to see. 

If we are burned out, it is hard to muster the energy to help others. We are tired and need a helping hand. Together, we can support each other.

Say this, not that! Do this, not that! Turn yourself around, and clap, clap, clap!:

Talking with leaders today can make your head spring as they are working to keep everyone’s head above water. It can seem like we are saying in one breath to say this and in another not to say that. 

Do this now and not that; could you focus on this right now? With many things being thrown at us, we can feel like we are spinning a hundred plates in the air at one time. 

When the music stops, we can turn ourselves around and clap, clap, clap. This is what it is all about, right? No, not at all. 

Let’s work to understand what we need to do.  Staff members will learn how to prioritize what they are doing to focus on the mission and vision of the school and look at the school improvement plan and how it will be the compass to provide the direction for all we do.

Can We Trust You?:

Trauma, Social-Emotional Learning and Mental Health, as well as the academic needs of the students we serve can be overwhelming. 

When we take all of this on and also try to balance our own needs, it can feel overwhelming. 

Building a support system within the framework of the school, can begin the process of establishing the S.O.S. (System of Support). 

Becoming a trusted adult to students is an essential piece to building a solid foundation to the structure of this system. When we are able to add home and community the support system strengthens. 

As staff members learn through this session, they add themselves into this system in supporting each other in unique ways.  

Staff members will learn many ways in how to develop strategies, procedures and systems to help meet the needs of all students. 

While meeting the needs of students, we will also be working together to support staff needs as well.

Families/Community:

Presentations can be customized to meet the needs of the district/school.

Two Rules:

Helping the families and communities know about the Two Rules and what they mean.  Learning how to help support, collaborate and be involved with working together on the core mission. 

All students will feel good and feel safe.  We will have students working through the issues they face by problem solving, learning to take responsibility for choices they make and accountability.  

Families will hear examples of how process work and how students will discover self-regulation, along with the five core competencies.

Stand Up:

Families will hear about the importance of helping children understand bullying and how we can all work together to stop it.  Tips to watch for and what to do if their child is experiencing bullying.  

What if their child is the bully? What can everyone do to work to stop bullying from continuing to exist? We cannot control the choices of others, but can control how we respond.

How do I help my child?

Families always ask, “How can I help my child?” What is the answer we provide? It often varies depending on the needs of each individual child.

Families are faced with the reality of having to work multiple jobs, juggling work, sleep and keeping up with household chores, and no time for anything else.  

The question should be, “How can we help each other help our children?” This talk will provide some answers.

How do I talk to my child?

How was school today? “Fine.” What did you learn today? “I don’t know.” Did you have fun on the field trip today? “Yep.”  

The conversations we have with our children can be very short and not a lot of details are provided. It does not seem to matter who old they are. It may be worse for those teen years.

 Let’s talk about creative ways to have conversations which will provide a better experience for both.
"I only have 2 rules!"
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