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INTRODUCING SIX POWERFUL BPLG PROGRAMMES FOR TEACHERS, EMPLOYERS AND PARENTS


#1.
STOP SCHOOLYARD BULLIES NOW!
Be assertive! Address the Issues
#2
COUNTERACTING ADULT BULLIES IN YOUR SCHOOL SYSTEM
#3.
 THE FIVE STEP CHANGE PROGRAMME
Become SUCCESSFUL by adopting Change
#4
SUCCESSULLY TEACHING CHILDREN WHEN POVERTY IS BIG IN THEIR LIVES:-
Addressing their Six Roadblocks to Success
#5
SEVEN CRITICAL STRATEGIES  FOR MAXIMIZING HIGH SCHOOL COMPLETION RATES:-
Meeting student needs by applying neuro science and other related research
# 6
INSTINCTIVE  JUDGEMENT
THE ULTIMATE IN BRAIN DEVELOPMENT

The critical dimension for Successful people-Successful organizations
SCROLL DOWN FOR INFO ON THE ABOVE PROGRAMMES AND OTHERS
 CONTACT US:-
email:-     halstead@mts.net     or escape@mts.net
Phone:- 204 261 8483   Toll Free:- 1-888-562-0132 (Canada/US only)
fax 204 269-7446.
Six Powerful, Relevant and Researched Based
Professional Development Programs
 
#1. Stop Schoolyard Bullies NOW! Be assertive! Address the Issues
 
For the past 11 years I have researched the latest findings in Neuroscience in an effort to understand why this dysfunctional behaviour exists, why it is sustained and to find ways to combat this ever growing problem. To this research I have added my own considerable personal experience with bullies both in school settings and in the workplace.

Bullying is one of the most difficult behavioural problems for teachers and administrators to recognize, manage and change and as you know all too well it is one of the most hurtful experiences children can personally endure whether it be in school, the community center or the workplace. Often the emotional scars last a life time.
 
Furthermore, contrary to popular misconceptions and some of the current writing on the topic, my research reveals that most bullies have serious psychological problems including feelings of inferiority and inadequacy, they experience relationship issues, possess feelings of elitism, sometimes bordering on narcissism, possess limited empathy and have a deep need to obsess upon and control others. For many bullying is addictive.  Nevertheless, there are a small number of children who bully out of sadness and frustration. Fortunately, remediation can be easy for these children if the issues are addressed promptly.
 
This anti bullying program covers the Five Levels of training each designed to assist schools and school districts in developing an “Anti Bullying Knowledge and Action Infrastructure” programme within the school or school system. For more program detail and other information contact escape@mts.net or halstead@mts.net
 
#2 COUNTERACTING ADULT BULLIES IN YOUR SCHOOL SYSTEM
Cut Costs, Increase Productivity, Improve Staff and Student Morale.
 
Adult bullies are costing* your school district thousands, hundreds of thousands of dollars or more in lost productivity each year. (*Dependent on district size.)”
 
My work on the topic of bullying initially consisted of research, writing and delivering workshops on students who were bullying others and those being bullied in the K-12 system. However, seldom would a workshop go by without someone raising the topic of adult bullies within their school or school system.  Since I want to increase the productivity of your school or schools for unless you have the most perfect school system in the universe, you have teachers who are bullying students and other teachers, you have principals and vice/assistant principals bullying students, parents, teachers and other staff and you may, very well, have personnel within the Board/Regional Office who are abusing their position and bullying a full range of others for their own social, emotional and personal gain. 
 
Again your school system is underperforming because of this dysfunctional behaviour. Students are the net losers, followed by the dedicated, talented and highly adaptive teachers who are impeded in their desire to achieve excellence and finally you become, by default, a loser, because your system is not producing the results expected by students, parents and taxpayers. 
 
For more program detail and other information contact escape@mts.net or halstead@mts.net
 
 
#3. The Five Step Change Program –Become successful by adopting Change
 
“Olympians capture our praise and admiration because change
is at the core of their existence.”
 
Most unplanned change attempts lead to failure and a further reluctance to attempt change at some point in the future. In this intense developmental workshop the focus will be on clearly setting goals but more importantly learning and employing strategies that will allow you to work through the many obstacles to reaching these goals. The skill of/in becoming a change agent will have application for your personal life and all aspects of your professional life
Let’s stop: Being afraid of change, Being unquestionably satisfied with the status quo, Being stuck in tradition while the rest of the world is passing you by, and Not looking for new possibilities.
For more program detail and other information contact escape@mts.net or halstead@mts.net
 
#4 Successfully teaching children when Poverty is BIG in their lives-
Addressing their Six Roadblocks to Success
 
Learning can be a challenge to most children: But: Children living in poverty usually face even more challenges than children from most other socio-economic groups. In addition to a whole host of material and social shortages and their effects on childhood development, poverty can also a state of mind, which includes persistent failure, restricted future, acceptance of the status quo and a discounting of possibilities that education provides. In other words poverty can lead to living a life without hope. Therefore, if we apply the knowledge we are gaining from brain research including new understandings on how emotions impact learning we can have success.
 
For more program detail and other information contact escape@mts.net or halstead@mts.net
 
 
#5 Seven Critical Strategies for Maximizing High School Completion Rates:
Meeting student needs by applying neuro science and other related research
 
Many economic and social factors are converging on today’s high schools.  The economic downturn has prompted governments and school districts to increase their focus on effectiveness and efficiencies AND economic conditions have changed the workplace to such a degree that there will likely be fewer jobs for high school drop outs or non completers.  On the social side large numbers of new immigrants are striving to find their place and people living in poverty are even less likely to break the poverty cycle without a high school diploma and the ability to proceed further. 
In addition, adolescents, as usual are trying to “find themselves” cognitively, emotionally and socially. This is a challenge as most Grade 10 students are still 10 – 15 years from full cognitive development. In this workshop there are three over riding themes for success.
1. Building a strong knowledge base,
2. Establishing a solid skill set to apply this acquired knowledge
3. Becoming emotionally committed to achieving success.
 
The Two Day program covers the educational knowledge and practices needed to achieve the stated objectives PLUS a range of techniques to overcome the resistance to change which is needed for innovation. Change has to occur both within curriculum and instructional system as well in the mindset of the students.
For more program detail and other information contact escape@mts.net or halstead@mts.net
 
# 6 Instinctive Judgement- The Ultimate in Brain Development
The critical dimension for Successful people-Successful organizations
 
A quote by Malcolm Gladwell from his book “blink”, page 272.   “What set Michael Jordon (substitute the name of any other honestly successful person here) apart from his peers was his attitude, motivation (and applicable knowledge).  And those qualities can’t be measured with formal tests and statistics.  They can only be measured by exercising judgement, by an expert with long years of experience, drawing on that big data base in his/her unconscious and concluding, yes, they have it or no, they don’t.  The very best and most successful basketball teams – like the best and most successful organizations of any kind (including school systems or classrooms) are the ones that understand how to combine rational analysis with instinctive judgement.”
 
 
For Gladwell “instinctive judgement” is the power of thinking without thinking.  It is the uncanny ability to see things that need to be addressed, to make assessments and to arrive at positive workable solutions “on the fly”, as it were.  It is a special intelligence, developed over time that combines one’s ability to be emotionally and cognitively “in the zone”.  This state of thinking results from the experience of hundreds of incidents, the application of training and a background of rationale analysis. All successful teachers have instinctive judgement in spades.  Outstanding administrators have instinctive judgement in abundance. 
 
This highly interactive workshop could take many formats such as:
How to develop Instinctive Judgement personally.
How to assist students to develop Instinctive Judgement
How to recognize Instinctive Judgement.
How to lead people who possess Instinctive Judgement.
How to assist people in marketing their Instinctive Judgement.
Others as determined
For more program detail and other information contact escape@mts.net or halstead@mts.net
 



Are you being bullied by one or more of your students?
According to one Ontario teacher Teacher Targeted Bullying/student bullying teachers is at a higher rate than student to student bullying.  Just as in the case of student to student bullying the School Administration are unable to act because, in most cases they do not know how to deal with the problem.  As a result many excellent teachers are being forced out of the profession unable to cope with the abuse. 
If this is happening to you or your colleagues you need "The Bully Around the Corner..."  the most comprehensive, practical Anti Bullying book available. (A purchaser in MB Canada stated "This book belongs in every classroom in every school")   Plus an ebook "Road Map"  which will guide you through the mine field of dealing with a student bully.
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CONSULTATIONS
Have you ever wished you have your own personal mentor, someone who is impartial, removed from the situation who could give a unique perspective on the Educational problem that is bothering you.  You can now book an appointment with David Halstead, M.Ed,  (The Brain Guy) for a FREE 20 minute consultation by phone or by  Skype (over the Internet - no long distance charges).   David has over 50 years  experience in the education field (starting at Grade 1) as a student, teacher, counsellor and adminstrator.   He is deeply committed to researching the latest finding in Educational  Research and to passing on this  knowledge to everyone who cares about Learning and Teaching.
email:- escape@mts.net  for more details and to make an appointment.



HOME STUDY COURSES

1) INTRO TO BRAIN BASED LEARNING.
LESSON 1:-   
NOVELTY
Have you ever wondered what Brain Based Learning or Teaching to The Brain is all about?
Take this five session course and join the Teaching/Learning Revolution that is dramatically changing Education.
Improve learning (& test results),  Avert discipline problems, Improve the classroom atmosphere with just a few tweaks in your teaching techniques.
Course includes a text book, personal consultations  by phone or  Skype.  Learn at home, at your own pace and at a time convenient  to you
BPLG is working on refining the details - contact us   halstead@mts.net  for more information or to register.

2)  Emotions & How They Affect Learning & Teaching.


 
WORKSHOPS FOR ALL EDUCATORS

{Teachers, Administrators, Support Staff & Parents} 
On Site or BPLG Hosted.
Some workshop topics:-

Defusing the Bully in Your  Classroom.      
 
The Nature of the Brains of Bullies,  Aggressive, Violent & 'At Risk' Students.


Teaching Students How to Learn


Early Childhood Education,


  Birth to K.
The Early School Years K - 6.
Middle & Junior High Years.
The High School Years.

Brain Based Learning for the Gifted.

Contact us for details - escape@mts.net

CONFERENCE & KEYNOTE ADDRESSES AVAILABLE ON ALL ABOVE TOPICS.


A 29 PAGE eBook  "BULLYING:  AN INTRODUCTION  - OVERVIEW".
Packed with case studies, strategies and the tools to create an effective, workable and successful Anti Bullying programme in your classroom, school, division, workplace or community.

BULLY,SCHOOLYARD BULLY,BULLIES
If you have trouble with bullies you need this eBook!



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