Title

Transforming High Risk Classrooms

First Presenter's Institution

Kagan Professional Development

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Scarbrough 2

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

It is evident as Daniel Goleman has said, that we now live in a socially autistic society. Technology and lack of some social influences has led to students that many times are socially uninformed on how to act and interact responsibility. This is the reason for this workshop, to give teachers tools to help develop social and emotional skills in their students.

Brief Program Description

Do you want to transform your classroom with ready to use structures that support growth mindset, peer relationships, and psychological resilience? We will look at four ways to support mindset, and a dozen ways to build resiliency. Greatest thing is that you will leave ready to go the next school day.

Summary

There are definite correlations between certain risk factors and a student’s likelihood of succeeding academically. While it is evident that this is true, a student’s true potential should not be judged on these factors. In this workshop, we will examine structures, activities, and procedures to begin taking a proactive approach rather than a passive or reactive one with these students. It is evident that different students even within the same categories may have different innate abilities, support systems, family units, and personal characteristics that can enable them to be more resilient and successful. Thus, we will not target individual characteristics, but rather tools to help differentiate within these factors. We will examine some overall characteristics such as:

History of Academic Failure

Older age comparison with classmates

Emotional and Behavioral problems

Frequent interaction with low achieving peers

Lack of Psychological attachment to school

Increasing disinterest with school

Further we will look at promoting growth mindset and positive peer relationships. Lastly we will explore psychological resilience within the following factors:

Resilience is highly correlated to peer support and group cohesion.

Resilience is overcoming a stressful situation with competent functioning

Three approaches to stressful events

An eruption of anger (Victim Role)

Implode with overwhelming negative emotion and become unable to react (Victim Role)

Simply become upset about the event (Resilience)

Positive emotion and Resilience

Strong relationship between positive emotions and resilience

Promotes flexibility in thinking and problem solving

Promotes recovery from stressful experiences

Counteracts the physiological effects of negative emotion

Facilitates adaptive coping

Builds social resources

Increases personal well being

Evidence

The approach we use is based upon the extensive research and work of Dr. Spencer Kagan. Research can be found at kaganonline.com.

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Jeff Dane has been in both private and public education for over 30 years. His career has led him to work and teach people of all ages from birth through adults. Prior to public school, Jeff was a fulltime children’s minister, and counselor. In public school, he taught at varied socioeconomic settings, as well as working in a Title One school. Jeff and his family were called at this time to be Foster Parents for the state of Texas, where they provided care for over 160 children. As an International Certified Trainer for Kagan for the past 12 years, Jeff’s passion is for children’s brains and breaking cycles.

Keyword Descriptors

High Risk, Achievement, Social Skills

Presentation Year

2018

Start Date

3-5-2018 3:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2018 4:15 PM

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Transforming High Risk Classrooms

Scarbrough 2

Do you want to transform your classroom with ready to use structures that support growth mindset, peer relationships, and psychological resilience? We will look at four ways to support mindset, and a dozen ways to build resiliency. Greatest thing is that you will leave ready to go the next school day.