Larry Thompson: “Closing the Exit off the Road to Responsibility”

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Larry Thompson says students are often looking – consciously or unconsciously – to take the “exit ramp” off the road to responsibility.

Watch Larry Thompson discuss responsibility off-ramps.

Passionate about reforming school discipline and teaching students to “own” their actions, Larry believes that addressing behavior with consequences is “too easy on the kids.”

Watch Larry Thompson contrast discipline philosophies.

Larry is creator of the Responsibility-Centered Discipline program that is now being implemented in schools throughout North America and author of Roadmap to Responsibility.  He will deliver a keynote presentation, as well as a breakout session, at the School Discipline Conferences in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Niagara Falls.

The School Discipline Conference will be a must-attend gathering for principals, deans, behavior specialists, teachers, social workers, counselors and who are focused on improving academic performance by applying the most current innovations and research to the arena of behavior intervention and classroom management.

Registration $425

School Discipline Conference Atlanta & Niagara Falls: Harry Wong: Classroom Management vs. Classroom Discipline

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Dr. Harry Wong and his wife and co-author, Dr. Rosemary Wong have prepared millions of young teachers for success at school.  According to Harry Wong, the key to “classroom management” as opposed to classroom discipline is implementing procedures from the very first day of school.

Watch Dr. Harry Wong differentiate between management and discipline.

Dr. Rosemary Wong is a former elementary school teacher whose lifetime focus has been improving academic success rates by enhancing the classroom management skills of teachers. She believes that how a child is greeted each morning is pivotal to creating a positive environment within the classroom.

Watch Dr. Rosemary Wong discuss the impact of a positive greeting.

Watch Dr. Harry Wong discuss helping each student reach his or her potential.

Dr. Harry Wong has been recognized as one of the most admired people in education.  The Wongs will present the opening keynote at the School Discipline Conference in Atlanta and Niagara Falls.  Their book, The First Days of School, has sold nearly 4 million copies and the companion book, THE Classroom Management Book, was released in 2014.

With locations this year in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Niagara Falls, Ontario the School Discipline Conference will be a must-attend gathering for principals, deans, behavior specialists, teachers, social workers, counselors and who are focused on improving academic performance by applying the most current innovations and research to the arena of behavior intervention and classroom management.

“When Lockdown Fails,” “Underlying Causes of School Injuries,” “Lessons from Sandy Hook” & More

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The inaugural NextGen School Safety Conference is coming to Atlanta June 29th.  Register now to hear speakers like Larry Wilson, Vaughn Baker, Major Loyd Stewart, Dr. Shaheen Shariff and Rick Shaw.  With access to the full Innovative Schools Conference including the Girl Bullying Conference, the School Discipline Conference and the Wired Differently Conference many session options are available.  Featured school safety sessions include:

Larry Wilson
Understanding the Underlying Causes of 90 Percent of All Unintentional School Injuries

Vaughn Baker
When Lockdown Fails: Active Shooter Response for School Personnel

Major Loyd Stewart
Professional Partnerships: The Building Blocks for School Security

Rick Shaw
Student Liabilities: Addressing Your Biggest Threat (to Your Students, Reputation & Bottom Line)

Dr. Harry Wong & Dr. Rosemary Wong
What Works? Prevention, Not Intervention

Dr. Shaheen Shariff
Sexting and Cyberbullying: Defining the Line for Digitally Empowered Kids and Young Adults

Dr. Greg Richards
Practical Applications of Adolescent  Brain Research to Improve School Safety and Culture

Dr. Steve Hutton
What Does the Brain Have to Do with School Safety Anyway?

Hunter Visser & Mike Shaw
CASE STUDY: Teaching Critical Error Reduction Techniques and Critical Thinking Skills to High School Students

Stacey Jenkins
Applying Crisis Intervention (CIT) & Criminal Profiling Tools to Stop Youth Violence

Dr. Ned Hallowell
Learning Differences, the Mind of the Entrepreneur

Major Loyd Stewart
Are You Ready for a Crisis?

Larry Wilson
Critical Error Reduction Techniques that Drive Student & Staff Safety

Gary Sigrist
Bomb Threat Protocols for Schools

Dr. Shaheen Shariff
Defining the Lines on Cyberbullying

Susan Bowman
How to Help Children and Adolescents Who Self-Injure Using Creative Media

Eric Snow
WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students)

Rick Shaw
Lessons Learned from Sandy Hook: Key Insights Every Educator Needs to Know About Student Safety 

Vaughn Baker
Behavior Pattern Recognition for School Violence

Molly Barker
Putting Your Passion to Work

Kaye Randall
See My Pain: Helping Young People Who Self-Injure

The NextGen School Safety Conference will focus on steps schools can take to prevent events such as the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, but will also address steps that can be taken to prevent more common incidents such as a student being assaulted, a teacher incurring a back injury, or a bus driver being involved in a collision.

REGISTRATION  $425

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“This conference recharges my battery…”

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School counselors, social workers and teachers will attend the 5th annual Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference to gain fresh ideas from an outstanding lineup of speakers — including Trevor Romain, Carol McCloud, Harry and Rosemary Wong, Molly Barker, Joree Rosenblatt and dozens of fellow practitioners. In 2014 attendees gave our speakers an “A” — 4.64 on a scale of 5. Some of the comments included:

“This conference recharges my battery and gives fresh ideas – or refreshes ideas I’m already using.”

“I loved starting each day with an inspirational speaker.”

“Well organized and nicely varied.”

“Loved the ability to move between conferences.”

“I learned a lot and gathered quality tools & resources to take back to my school.”

“Loved the charisma and enthusiasm of presenters who also had excellent information.”

“Loved how the topics were directly applicable to my job.”

“The conference provided a variety of information that was relevant.”

“Great speakers with wonderful insights into topics.”

“Loved being able to network with other counseling professionals.”

“I enjoyed the conference – it filled my bucket!”

“Loved the diverse presentations on the same subject.”

“Loved the enthusiasm of the presenters and the quality of information.”

“Loved the options and the variety of topics.”

“Awesome conference!”

“Loved that I could go to breakout sessions from any of the conferences. Gave me more options.”

“Impressed by how all the presentations tied together.”

Now in its 5th year, this idea-filled event brings together internationally known speakers and groundbreaking practitioners to focus on the novel, creative, practical side of counseling students K-12.  Attendees will discover research-proven and field-tested tools and techniques to help them connect with and empower students with various types of challenges.

Registration $425

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“Climbing Out of the Girl Box,” “Sexting & Cyberbullying,” “Black Girl Blues” & Other Great Sessions

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Now in its 9th year, the 2015 Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference lineup is packed with great presentations that will equip, inspire and provide new ideas as you work with female students population to improve relationships and keep the focus on academics. (Sessions/speakers are subject to change.)

Barbara Coloroso
Just Because It’s Not Wrong Doesn’t Make It Right

Barbara Coloroso
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander Breaking the Cycle of Violence

Molly Barker
Putting Your Passion to Work

Molly Barker
Climbing Out of the Girl Box

Dr. Harry Wong & Dr. Rosemary Wong
What Works? Prevention, Not Intervention

Alfie Kohn
Beyond Bribes and Threats: Moving from Control to Community

Rafe Esquith
Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire

Dr. Thomas Armstrong
Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success in School and Life

Tracie Berry-McGhee
I Define Me!

Dr. Shaheen Shariff
Sexting and Cyberbullying: Defining the Line for Digitally
Empowered Kids and Young Adults

Dr. Shaheen Shariff
Defining the Lines on Cyberbullying

Carolyn Strong
Black Girl Blues: An Examination of Intra-racial Bullying

Susan Bowman
How to Help Children and Adolescents Who Self-Injure Using Creative Media

Christian Moore
10 Strategies Proven to Inspire & Engage EVERY Student

Dr. Greg Richards
Ethics Lessons to Inspire Bystanders and Improve Student Peer Relationships

Tracie Berry-McGhee
I’m a Keeper!

Steph Jensen
Survive the Hive: Key Strategies to Aid Young Women in Cultivating Healthy Relationships 

Rick Shaw
Lessons Learned from Sandy Hook: Key Insights Every Educator Needs to Know about Student Safety

Carol Miller
Are Your Girls Star Bound? A Journey in Leadership and Empowerment

Kathy Byrd
Becoming a Lady of Distinction

Radha Patel, Tonya Riley, Natalie Jones, Amanda Lamza, Denise Alcover
Got Guidance? How’s That Workin’ for Ya?

Kyra Kelly
Media, Body Image and Gender Identity: How Social Media Impacts Young Women and How We Can Help

Dr. Greg Richards
Ethics Lessons to Inspire Bystanders and Improve Student Peer Relationships

Charisse Beach
Girls Rule the World!

Richard Guerry
Teaching Public & Permanent: Cyberbullying & Other Cyber Issues Prevention Made Simple

Joyce L. Davis
Pearl Girlz Education & Empowerment Program

Felicia Shepherd
Not Another Mean Girl: How to Help Girls with Relational
Aggression

Kelsey Tainsh
We’re  All  Different: Teaching Inclusion to Prevent Bullying

Dr. Laura Bakosh & Janice Houlihan
Taming Emotions and Transforming Bullying Behavior with ARC

Rick Shaw
Lessons Learned from Sandy Hook: Key Insights Every Educator Needs to Know about Student Safety

Dr. Aja Gardner
Reaching Our Neediest Girls: On a Mission, Sister-to-Sister

Mark Johnson & Sam Stecher
Elvis & Rottweilers in School: Classroom Specific Bully Prevention Principles

Dr. Tom Maglisceau
Beyond ‘Grit’ & Resiliency: Empowering Students for Success Through Transformational Schools

Rick Shaw
Student Liabilities: Addressing Your Biggest Threat (to Your Students, Reputation & Bottom Line)

Now in its 9th year, the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference will help counselors, principals, teachers, social workers and other professionals understand the latest research and field-tested strategies designed to address relational aggression and build positive, supportive relationships among girls.

Registration $425

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“Differentiation in Math,” “Neurodiversity,” “Tumblr as Teaching Tool” & More

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The 2015 Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference session lineup promises three full days of ideas and best practices — to provide you tools for the coming year. (Sessions/speakers are subject to change.)

Rafe Esquith
Real Talk for Real Teachers

Alfie Kohn
Beyond Bribes and Threats: Moving from Control to Community

Molly Barker
Putting Your Passion to Work

Lisa Navarra
Motivate Me: I Can’t Do it Alone

Dr. Thomas Armstrong
Neurodiversity in the Classroom:  Strength-Based Strategies to Help Students with Special Needs Achieve Success in School and Life

Stephanie Plain Potter
The Writing Buzz: Taking the Sting Out of Writing

Lisa Navarra
Are You Listening? Interventions to Motivate the Unfocused

Mike Shaw & Braden Dean
Case Study: Teaching Performance-Based Life Skills to Challenged Learners in British Columbia

Eric Clark
25 Tech Tools Teachers Can Use to Enhance Engagement

Dr. David Steinberg
Lead Like the Legends

Dr. Tom Maglisceau
Life Class: Transitional Preparedness for Transformational Students

Steve Lentzkow
Deduction, Inference and Speculation in Elementary School Song Text Analysis

Steven Bridge
Differentiation in Mathematics: How to Reach All Learners

Tamika McPherson & Dr. Peri-Anne Chobot
Alternative Programming for the Disenfranchised Learning-Disabled High School Student

Kelly Reddin
Addressing All Learning Styles to Engage Students in Language Arts and Literacy using LEGO StoryStarter

Dr. Thomas Armstrong
The Multiple Intelligences of Reading and Writing: Making the Words Come Alive

Cindy Ludlam
Empowering Students Through Art, Yoga and Meditation

Laura Lamb  & Leslie Lindsey
“The Selfie Project”- Using Tumblr (Social Media) as a Teaching Tool

Kelly Reddin
State-of-Art Problem-Based Learning Strategies for Grades 1-2 Math Using LEGO MoreToMath

Kobie Beal
Introducing Incarcerated Youth to the Basic Strategies of Dog Obedience

Mark Dennis
Crossfit for Middle School Learning Disabled as an Alternative Strategy to Physical Education

Kelly Reddin
Reaching All Students through Robotics using LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3

Eric Clark
Connected Campus: Strategies to Assess and Encourage Student-to-Student and Student-to-Teacher Relationships

Tracy Valichnac-Davis & Amy Boniface
Looking to Jazz Up Your Notes?

The Innovative Teaching Strategies Conference provides an opportunity for teachers, administrators, curriculum directors and other educators to learn new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students PreK-12. It emphasizes evidence-based and novel instructional practices from national-exemplary programs.

Registration $425

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4.67 on a Scale of 5

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Regular classroom teachers, special needs teachers, counselors, social workers, principals and other administrators love the Wired Differently Conference.  In anonymous evaluations received following the 2014 conference, attendees rated the overall conference 4.67 on a scale of 5.  Here is some of the positive feedback:

“Loved the relevance, the connection and the timely research blended seamlessly together.”

“Got lots of new strategies for working in the general ed classroom with students who are wired differently.”

“Loved the quality and variety of information!”

“It was a fun event where I could re-energize and grow professionally.”

“As a special ed teacher, I don’t get this information anywhere else – and it is so needed!”

“So valuable and empowering ! It went straight to my heart.”

“Wonderful speakers.”

“Loved the positive emphasis on the student – and the need to create environments to promote success.”

“Amazing conference.”

“Loved the practical applications that were offered.”

“Very informative. I feel I have a lot of new and useful information to share with my colleagues.”

“Very cohesive – each session flowed smoothly into the next.”

“Loved all the different topics and being able to choose what we want to go to.”

“Loved that I could go to breakout sessions from any of the conferences. Gave me more options.”

“Excellent speakers; important information for all educators.”

“I plan to come next year and bring some general ed teachers.”

Now in its 3rd year, the Wired Differently Conference assembles this summer in Las Vegas, Atlanta and Niagara Falls. A wide array of critical insights and best practices will be shared for reaching and teaching students with emotional and behavioral conditions individually, in groups and in inclusive settings.

Registration $425