Kip Jones: Biblio-rhymology, Rap & Dance in Counseling

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Innovative Counseling Strategies Speaker Kip “Mr. J” Jones has earned accolades for his character education programs — utilizing rap and what he calls “biblio-rhymology.”  Jones reaches right-brained students with important guidance lessons using music and movement to open up neurological pathways related to numbers, patterns and spatial awareness.

Watch Kip Jones integrate music and dance into common guidance lesson topics.

Kip Jones is an elementary guidance counselor and author of The Power of Self-D and The Power of Bystanders.  He will present a breakout session entitled wRAPping Character Education Around the heArts of Right-Brain Students at the Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference in Atlanta.


Dr. Harry Wong & Dr. Rosemary Wong

Internationally Acclaimed Authors/Presenters

Trevor Romain

Author, Illustrator & Host of The Trevor Romain Show

Carol McCloud

Bestselling Author, Have You Filled a Bucket Today?

Dr. Ned Hallowell

Psychiatrist, Bestselling Author & Learning Differences Expert

Joree Rosenblatt

Creator, The Fundamentals of Mindfulness

Molly Barker

Founder, Girls on the Run International

Brad Chapin

Creator of Self-Regulation Training System

Advance Registration $350
(til Apr. 30th)
Regular Registration $425

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.

This conference will also feature best practices from educators and other professionals working with youth. Some programs are research-tested, while others are promising, innovative approaches created by practicing professionals to help them better connect with different types of students.


  • Students with Self-Destructive Beliefs
  • Socially Alienated Students
  • Bullies, Targets and Bystanders
  • Resistant Students
  • Defiant Students
  • Apathetic Young People

With attendees expected from throughout the United States and Canada, the Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference will provide an excellent opportunity for networking with hundreds of educators and other professionals interested in discovering innovative and effective strategies for reaching and helping students in the school or private setting.


  • Music
  • Metaphors / Props
  • Magic Tricks
  • Journaling
  • Story Telling
  • Bibliotherapy
  • Puppets
  • Brain Spectrum Imaging


Proposals for presentations are now being accepted for the Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference in Atlanta.

Please submit the proposal form online, or fax to 888-372-6061 or email your completed proposal form to The deadline for program proposals is April 15th, 2015.

Presenters are required to register for the conference – discounts apply for on-time registrations. Additional information is available on the registration form or you may call us at 800-251-6805.


The Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference is part of the Innovative Schools Summit Atlanta. Innovative Counseling Strategies Conference attendees enjoy access (on a space-available basis) to the School Discipline Conference, the Girl Bullying & Empowerment Conference, the Wired Differently Conference and the NextGen School Safety Conference. Other featured presenters include:

Baruti KafeleUrban Principal & School Turnaround Specialist
Dr. Shaheen ShariffAuthor, Educator & Cyberbullying Expert
Dr. Deb Leach

Author, Educator & ASD Expert

Larry Wilson

Internationally Known Critical Error Reduction Authority

Larry Thompson

Creator Responsibility-Centered Discipline

Debra Gano

CEO/Publisher of BYOU Magazine, National Self-Esteem Expert & Speaker

Mike Paget

International Speaker, Author & Educational Consultant

Vaughn Baker

School Safety and Intruder Response Expert

Major Loyd Stewart

Safety Partnerships Innovator, Commander Polk County (FL)
Safe Schools

Atlanta Pre-Conference Day is June 28th!  REGISTER HERE

Presenter: Brad Chapin
Title: Self-Regulation Training: A Framework for Success

Presenters: Sam Stecher & Mark Johnson
Title: Mission Monday: A Plan to Make Your Classroom, Your School and Community a Better Place One Week at a Time

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

Presenter: Mike Paget
Title: 5 Keys for Working with Students with “Acting Out” and “Acting In” Disorders

Presenter: Kip Jones
Title: wRAPping Character Around The heARTS of Right Brain Students

Presenter: Carolyn Strong
Title: Black Girl Blues: Strategies to Combat Intra-racial Bullying

Presenter: Brian Mendler
Title: Motivating and Managing Hard to Reach, Uninterested and Disruptive Students

Presenter: Dr. Greg Richards
Title: Insights from Brain Research on Adolescent Behavior and Risk-Taking


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