Lori Gibson, M.A., E.S.A. is a school counselor for Spokane Public Schools. She holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Gonzaga University. She also has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Whitworth University. Over the past 28 years she has also held positions as a counselor for North Chicago High School in Illinois and the Lake Washington School District in Redmond, WA. Lori has taught workshops for The Heritage Institute for the past 18 years (most of them with her dear friend Jacquie Johansson Bernbaum). She is passionate about the opportunity to support her colleagues in their noble work in schools. In a time when high stakes testing seems to take precedence above all, she believes educators must work diligently to focus on the “whole child.” The challenges facing students can include learning disabilities, social difficulties, family stressors, generational poverty or entitlement issues, to name a few. Educators know these are challenges that can make it extremely difficult for some students to engage in the learning process. This necessitates teachers and administrators to be up to date on the latest research and have specific strategies to address the needs of their students. The purpose of Lori’s courses is to equip educators for these challenges in a respectful and encouraging manner.
HELPING ANXIOUS STUDENTS
Course No. ED453i, ED553i
BOYS IN TROUBLE: Turnaround Strategies For Educators
Course No. ED452Y, ED552Y
“WHY ARE THEY PICKING ON ME?” Understanding & Responding to Social Cruelty
Course No. ED451Z, ED551Z
Are kids at your school mean to each other? Of course they are. When kids are cruel to other kids not only does it do direct harm to the victims, it also affects the learning environment for everyone.
“HELP ME BEHAVE”: Going Beyond Traditional School Discipline Plans
Course No. ED450H, ED550H
Traditional discipline plans usually frustrate chronically disruptive students and can be overkill for well- adjusted kids. Dr. Ross Greene's “Plan B” is a better approach for dealing with disruptive behavior. It assumes that even disruptive students want to succeed in school, but that they have obstacles in their lives which prevent them from being successful.
THE DOG ATE MY HOMEWORK: Helping Disorganized Students
Course No. ED450i, ED550i
Course No. ED436U, ED536U