The phenomenon of gang related criminal youth activity has plagued our larger urban centers and inner cities for over two decades. However, in recent years we have seen an out migration of this type of activity and a linkage of gang activity with drug distribution. Smaller cities, towns and even suburban communities that, until recently, had no experience in dealing with this violent criminal subculture, suddenly are immersed with gang activity.
This course will explore the reasons gangs exist, how they are formed and what is the core of their existence. Participants will learn gang terminology, what defines gang attire and how to identify gang behavior. Levels of gang activity will be discussed along with specific strategies to minimize this activity in your schools.
Topics to be addressed include: types of gangs, how to discourage kids from joining a gang, pre-gang behavior, assessment and planning guide, intervention and strategy guidelines, system approach to gang prevention.
Several successful programs will be presented along with daily rules and guidelines to discourage gang involvement. Participants will find themselves more confident and capable of working with these at risk youths upon completing this course.
This course is appropriate for educators in the K-12 range.
We advise you to review and download a summary of the course syllabus
Once you register, log onto the instructor’s website at www.michaelsedler.com.
Click on Classes, then scroll down and click on Gang Attitudes & Actions manual.
The manual will download as a PDF file to your computer.
Trauma and loss are constant companions for many children today. Whether from divorce, death of a loved one, abandonment, abuse, rejection, or another difficult scenario, educators benefit by understanding the impact of these losses. Strategies to help the grieving child and interventions to assist their academic progress will be provided. Appropriate for P-12 including administrators, counselors, and other support service individuals.
Based on the best-selling book ever on classroom management and student achievement, this course will help you make the first day of school, and every day, a success! This First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher is a must-have for new teachers and veterans alike. Regardless of your level of experience, you will enjoy the text so much that you will want to savor it instead of rushing through.
Our emotions govern us! Yes, that's right and the number one problem we have as social animals is understanding other people. In this course for K-12 educators, we will explore Stephen Covey’s perennial classic, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People with a focused eye on the most important skill we need in life: Seek First to Understand, Then To Be Understood : Habit #5. As you continue to shift your self love outwards to connect with others you will notice the radical influence of empathy on all aspects of your life. When you begin today you are one day ahead than when you start tomorrow. Jump in!
This course is a companion course to 8 Familiar Forces For Improving Classroom Culture.
Take your history course from boring to beneficial! Historians Howard Zinn and James Loewen reveal interesting and controversial aspects of U.S. History in their recent books (The People's History of the United States and Lies My Teacher Told Me).
Energize your teaching, bring your history curriculum up-to-date, and stimulate critical thinking on key issues.
Based on classroom observations as well as the research of many psychologists, we know self-esteem is important to student achievement. Too often schools see children whose low self esteem interferes with their learning and too often we fail to relate to troubled students in an affirming way.