Sign up for the ARK for Teachers: Pre K and Kindergarten Course
This Course includes 3 Sections, and 10 lessons

Price: $35

ARK for Teachers — Pre K and Kindergarten: Volume 1 contains 10 Lessons. Each lesson must be viewed in sequence to proceed to the accompanying quiz. Upon completion of this course and quizzes, you will earn a certificate documenting 10 CEU credits.

SECTION 1 GIVING AND RECEIVING UNCONDITIONAL LOVE: A CORNERSTONE OF GREAT CLASSROOMS

Lesson 1: Understanding The Nature Of Unconditional Love

Teachers, in particular, have the opportunity to leave an invaluable legacy. We can make a huge, positive difference for good in the lives of young people…

Lesson 2: Providing Unconditional Love

In order to feel esteemed as a human being, every single one of us has a desperate need for that kind of love. Our students are no exception; and, for some of them…

Lesson 3: Appreciating The Impact of a Caring Teacher

Several studies indicate that the attitudes that preschool children have toward themselves and the school environment are strong predictors of whether or not…

SECTION 2: THE BASICS OF WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN

Lesson 4: Avoiding the Tendency to Label

In the not-too-distant past, children who did not perform well in school were typically labeled as dumb, lazy, incorrigible, or defiant. Even in today’s…

Lesson 5: Utilizing Stress Management Techniques in the Classroom

The first few years of a child’s life are a critical period for the child’s emotional development and well-being. As one…

Lesson 6: Calming a Turbulent Situation

Good classroom management is a major objective of teachers who want to provide a positive, productive learning environment in their classrooms. And, clearly…

SECTION 3: UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN’S BEHAVIOR

Lesson 7: Understanding the Misbehaving Child

Dr. Glasser says that children unconsciously make behavioral choices in an attempt to fulfill three primary human needs. The basic needs of every child…

Lesson 8: Dealing with an Attention Seeking Child

Of the three basic human needs, the most important is to feel loved and to belong. If a student believes that the only way she can feel loved and can…

Lesson 9: Handling a Rebellious Child

All of us want our lives to count for something. We want to engage in activities that we judge to be meaningful–that touch our lives and the lives of others in a manner that makes…

Lesson 10: Working With a Power-Seeking Child

Teacher-student (and parent-child) power struggles are natural, normal, and appropriate as children pass through their natural developmental stages…

Sign up for the ARK for Teachers: Elementary Level Volume 1 Course
This Course includes 10 lessons

Price: $35

The ARK for Teachers – Elementary Level Volume 1 Moodle is the textbook version of our training. Each lesson must be viewed in sequence to proceed to the accompanying quiz. Upon completion of this course and quizzes, you will earn a certificate documenting 10 accredited CEU credits.

Lesson 1: Understanding the Nature of Unconditional Love

Teachers, in particular, have the opportunity to leave an invaluable legacy. We can make a huge, positive difference for good in the lives of young people…

Lesson 2: Providing Unconditional Love

In order to feel esteemed as a human being, every single one of us has a desperate need for that kind of love. Our students are no exception; and, for some…

Lesson 3: Giving Encouragement

Stable, positive classroom environments do not just happen. They are created through intentionality and hard work. A primary factor in the building…

Lesson 4: Disciplining with Natural and Logical Consequences

We now live in a world where democracy, while not universally practiced, is widely recognized as the preferred manner in which individuals…

Lesson 5: Becoming an Advocate of the Student

A primary function of a successful teacher is to be an advocate of the young people entrusted to his or her care. Recent studies show that learning is…

Lesson 6: Advocating for the Student from a Poverty Culture

The task of the teacher as an advocate of the child is compounded greatly when the student is a victim of generational poverty (where a student’s…

Lesson 7: Understanding the Misbehaving Student

Our children believe that they have a right to participate in the democratic process–which helps explain the questioning of authority that is now…

Lesson 8: Dealing with an Attention Seeking Student

Of the three basic human needs, the most important is to feel loved and to belong. If a student believes that the only way she can feel loved and can experience a sense of belonging is through demanding attention…

Lesson 9: Handling a Rebellious Student

The job of the schoolteacher is one of the most difficult of all human endeavors. Not only must the successful teacher cover the material required by the mandated curriculum, he or she must strive to teach that material in a manner that…

Lesson 10: Working With a Power-Seeking Student

The third primary human need is to feel independent and free. Students who consistently engage in power struggles are searching for ways to fill that need. Feeling powerless, they want to have more control over their lives. Teacher-student…

Sign up for the ARK for Teachers: Elementary Level Volume 2 Course
This Course includes 10 lessons

Price: $35

The ARK for Teachers – Elementary Level Volume 2 Moodle is the textbook version of our training. Each lesson must be viewed in sequence to proceed to the accompanying quiz. Upon completion of this course and quizzes, you will earn a certificate documenting 13 accredited CEU credits.

Lesson 1: Becoming a Great Teacher

We use the word “becoming” to indicate an on-going process. Great teachers are always seeking methods and ways of sharpening their skills and becoming even better. The process includes several important elements…

Lesson 2: Evaluating Our Teaching Behaviors

Great teachers are made, not born. Like every other profession, to become really good at teaching means having to labor at the craft. Effective teachers love their jobs, enjoy kids, and do not allow themselves…

Lesson 3: Dealing with Burnout

Teaching is one of the most important jobs in the world. In fact, the future of civilization depends upon a dedicated, educated, caring cadre of teachers who are willing to share their knowledge and their hearts…

Lesson 4: Creating a Positive Social/Emotional Climate

A positive social-emotional climate is the cornerstone of a great classroom. Students learn best where they feel respected, accepted, and emotionally safe…

Lesson 5: Involving Parents

No matter how capable the teacher, the vast majority of students will experience difficulty in school without parental support and encouragement. A primary goal of successful teachers is to try…

Lesson 6: Maximizing the Parent/Teacher Conference

Let parents know that you both invite and welcome them to initiate a conference with you. Communicate to your parents that you would like to get to know them…

Lesson 7: Motivating Unmotivated Students

A common thought rolling around inside many teachers’ heads is, “Many of my students don’t appear to have any interest in learning. They just sit at their desks…

Lesson 8: Bridging the Economic Divide

The task of the teacher as an advocate of the child is compounded greatly when the student is a victim of generational poverty (where a student’s family has been in poverty for two generations or longer). The culture…

Lesson 9: Embracing Cultural Diversity

Will a multicultural class of students demand more time, patience, and creative energy of a teacher than a homogeneous class? Yes, of course it will. However, it is a fantastic teaching opportunity…

Lesson 10: Teaching Special Needs Children

It is inevitable that you will have the opportunity and the pleasure of working with special needs students in your classroom. According to the U.S. Department of Education, 95% of six- to 21-year-old students with disabilities…

Sign up for the ARK for Teachers: Secondary Level Volume 1 Course
This Course includes 3 Sections, and 10 lessons

Price: $35

The ARK for Teachers – Secondary Level Volume 1 Moodle is the textbook version of our training. Each lesson must be viewed in sequence to proceed to the accompanying quiz. Upon completion of this course and quizzes, you will earn a certificate documenting 13 accredited CEU credits.

Section 1 Creating a Nurturing Classroom Environment

Lesson 1: Understanding the Nature of Unconditional Love

Teachers, in particular, have the opportunity to leave an invaluable legacy. We can make a huge, positive difference for good in the lives of young people…

Lesson 2: Providing Unconditional Love and Care in The Classroom

In order to feel esteemed as a human being, every person has a desperate need for that kind of love. Students are no exception; and, for many of them, a teacher…

Section 2 Becoming A Great Teacher

Lesson 3: Becoming a Great Teacher

We use the word “becoming” to indicate an on-going process. Great teachers are always seeking methods and ways of sharpening their skills and becoming even better. The…

Lesson 4: Evaluating Our Teaching Behaviors

Great teachers are made, not born. Like every other profession, to become really good at teaching means having to labor at the craft. Effective teachers love their jobs…

Lesson 5: Experiencing Burnout

Teaching is one of the most important jobs in the world. In fact, the future of civilization depends upon a dedicated, educated, caring cadre of teachers who are…

Section 3 Understanding the Dynamics of Student Behavior

Lesson 6: Sorting Out The Teen Brain

Twain’s words reflect the feelings of many teachers who are scratching their heads over the behavior of teens in their classrooms who are frequently moody, abrasive, and…

Lesson 7: Responding to Student Misbehavior

The new brain research is helpful in enabling teachers to understand “why” students behave as they do. Another matter entirely is “what to do” when students…

Lesson 8: Dealing with an Attention-Seeking Student

Of the three basic human needs, the most important is to feel loved and to belong. If a student believes that the only way she can feel loved and can experience…

Lesson 9: Handling a Rebellious Student

One of the most difficult and demanding professions is teaching. Not only must the successful teacher cover the material required by the mandated curriculum, those materials must…

Lesson 10: Working With a Power-Seeking Student

The third primary human need is to feel independent and free. Students who consistently engage in power struggles are searching for ways to fill that need. Feeling powerless…

Sign up for the ARK for Teachers: Secondary Level Volume 2 Course
This Course includes 10 lessons

Price: $35

The ARK for Teachers – Secondary Level Volume 1 Moodle is the textbook version of our training. Each lesson must be viewed in sequence to proceed to the accompanying quiz. Upon completion of this course and quizzes, you will earn a certificate documenting 13 accredited CEU credits.

Lesson 1: Creating a Positive Social/Emotional Climate

A positive social-emotional climate is the cornerstone of a great classroom. Students learn best where they feel respected, accepted, and emotionally safe…

Lesson 2: Involving Parents

No matter how capable the teacher, the vast majority of students will experience difficulty in school without parental support and encouragement. A primary goal…

Lesson 3: Maximizing the Parent/Teacher Conference

Let parents know that you both invite and welcome them to initiate a conference with you. Communicate to your parents that you would like to get to know…

Lesson 4: Motivating Unmotivated Students

A common thought rolling around inside many teachers’ heads is, “Many of my students don’t appear to have any interest in learning. They just sit at their desks…

Lesson 5: Bridging the Economic Divide

The task of the teacher as an advocate of the child is compounded greatly when the student is a victim of generational poverty (where a student’s family has been in poverty…

Lesson 6: Embracing Cultural Diversity

Will a multicultural class of students demand more time, patience, and creative energy of a teacher than a homogeneous class? Yes, of course it will. However, it is a fantastic teaching…

Lesson 7: Teaching Special Needs Children

It is inevitable that you will have the opportunity and the pleasure of working with special needs students in your classroom. According to…

Lesson 8: Coaching Students to Manage Their Feelings

A study at the University of Washington in Seattle indicates that when children are taught to understand and manage their emotions, they are able to focus better in school. As a result…

Lesson 9: Addressing the Bullying Problem

In our current culture, bullying is epidemic, and its impact upon kids is tragic. One-third of teens report being bullied.  Each day, 160,000 kids miss school for fear…

Lesson 10: Giving Encouragement

Stable, positive classroom environments do not just happen. They are created through intentionality and hard work. A primary factor in the building of positive relationships…

Sign up for the ARK for Teachers: Secondary Level Volume 3 Course
This Course includes 2 Sections, and 10 lessons

Price: $35

The ARK for Teachers – Secondary Level Volume 3 Moodle is the textbook version of our training. Each lesson must be viewed in sequence to proceed to the accompanying quiz. Upon completion of this course and quizzes, you will earn a certificate documenting 13 accredited CEU credits.

Section 1 Elevating the Social-Emotional Climate Through Positive Relationships

Lesson 1: Creating Caring Relationship with Students

When you spend a little time in a school building, it is easy to discern the social-emotional climate there. In the cafeteria, is there a hushed, stern atmosphere of…

Lesson 2: Building Trusting Relationships with Staff

The most important factor in determining the social-emotional climate of a school is the quality of the relationships among the adults on the campus…

Lesson 3: Encouraging Positive Relationships Among Students

It is astonishing how little attention is paid to the quality of the relationships between students on a campus. A Google search provides little information, and…

Lesson 4: Initiating Supportive Relationships with Administrators

Teaching at a school with supportive, progressive, and hard-working administrators can make all the difference for teachers.  Unfortunately, this is…

Section 2 Going Beyond Excellence in the Classroom

Lesson 5: Providing Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated instruction is an approach to teaching that encourages teachers to vary their approaches to best accommodate the vast diversity displayed by students…

Lesson 6: Instructing Gifted Students

Teaching is one of the most demanding, challenging, and important jobs in the world. One of the greatest challenges involves students who…

Lesson 7: Teaching Students Who Are Below Grade Level

One of the most common frustrations teachers have is that when their students begin the year, many seem to be significantly farther behind in regard to the content…

Lesson 8: Reducing Student Test-Taking Anxiety

A common complaint voiced by many students is, “I’m not good at taking tests. Lots of times, even when I know the material, I freeze up.” While there are many reasons for…

Lesson 9: Employing Humor in the Classroom

Did you hear about the two students in an American history class who took off one weekend to go to the beach, had a great time, stayed too long, and missed…

Lesson 10: Exercising Empathetic Awareness

The best term I can think of to describe the relationship that a truly caring teacher hopes to establish with his students is “empathetic awareness.” Empathetic awareness…