What’s more important than numbers and letters?

Empathy.

Some of the most important skills can’t be found in a textbook. They’re not about numbers and letters. They’re not always easy to teach. Our experts can provide strategies to integrate these skills into instruction as well as share what’s been proven to work from coaching empathy to building a growth mindset.

Multiple formats to fit your schedule

multiple formats to fit your schedule

Site Based

We’ll send one of our experts to your school to lead a hands-on workshop.

Live Webinars

Join us for a live presentation that includes an opportunity to ask questions.

On Demand Webinars

Watch one of our recorded workshops online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn More.

A small sampling of our site-based workshops

Here are just some of the professional development workshops we have available. Contact us to explore all the options or discuss a customized option for your school.

The Power of Yet: Supporting Early Learners with Developing a Growth Mindset

Learn how to provide specific, process-driven feedback that supports children in building a growth mindset.
Early childhood

Intentional Instruction to Strengthen Social and Emotional Learning

Engage in reflection and self-assessment to increase your instructional effectiveness in teaching and modeling appropriate social and emotional skills to early learners through instructional strategies and engaging texts.
Early childhood/elementary

Building Social Emotional Skills in Physical Education

Explore the principles of SEL and how they apply to physical education, and learn strategies and activities for integrating the SEL concepts into lessons.

Coaching Empathy: Questioning Strategies that Support Self-Regulation in Children

Learn how to ask coach-like questions that engage children in meaningful conversations about emotions, choices, and actions – helping them learn to self-regulate emotions and understand others.
Early childhood/elementary

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