Many adults in school settings want to refocus their energy and efforts in ways that matter to their students. The race to the top of the academic mountain has done little to help our children feel competent, powerful and important. Instead of seeing children as data points to be measured and sorted, Schools that Matter focus on the total well-being of the child and the adults who teach and care for children. Schools that Matter use the model outlined in Reclaiming Youth at Risk: Our Hope for the Future, by Brendtro, Brokenleg, Van Bockern, (2002), as the road map for building places where children and adults experience belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity.
During this two day workshop, participants will learn how to create schools that encourage emotional intelligence, focus on discipline and not punishment, use best practice instruction, and cultivate talents and interests.