Teacher Institute January 5th
Coal City High School
7:30 a.m. to 7:55 a.m. - Optional Breakfast CCHS Cafe
8:00 to 9:25 - Keynote address - When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going
Dr. Clayton Cook - Performing Arts Center
Times are undeniably tough. The good news is that scientific study after study shows that humans are inherently tough and resilient in the face of adversity, especially when people come together as a community to support one another and get on the same page regarding what matters most. When times are tough, there is a tendency to focus on factors that go beyond one’s immediate control, which can lead to frustration and fatigue. This presentation will discuss how educators can get going in tough times by focusing on the behaviors and practices that are under their control that can help build a positive school culture and climate and still make a meaningful difference in the outcomes of students.
Breakout Session 1 - 9:30 a.m. to 10:25 a.m.
It is True We Can't Make Students Do Anything But We Can Influence Their Behavior and Engagement. - Dr. Clayton Cook - Performing Arts Center
This breakout session will dive into specific practices that educators have control over to implement that have a significant influence on student behavior and engagement. Specifically, this breakout session will go into four categories of high impact and low burden practices (teaching practices, relational practices, proactive practices, and responsive practices) that can have a significant impact on student behavior and engagement despite everything going on in their lives.
Breakout Session 2
Giving Ourselves the Permission to Get Back to the Basics and Teach Students How to Behave in School and Relate to One Another - Dr. Clayton Cook - Performing Arts Center
This breakout session will discuss proven practices that help get student behavior back on track so they interact more positively with one another and decrease behaviors that interfere with their learning or other students. Specifically, this breakout will discuss how school can intentionally implement certain practices to increase students’ behavioral success in school as a necessary ingredient to learning (teaching behaviors, modeling behaviors, prompting and reminding, active supervision, acknowledging and recognizing desired behavior, and responding to behavior with empathy and by teaching to it).