Additional Workshops

The following workshops / in-services are also available. Please click on the links below to find out more information!

Workshops for Teachers:

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Consistency is Key: Effective Classroom Management Techniques that Work

Grade Levels: 4 – 12

Consistency is key when it comes to effectively managing students’ behavior in the classroom. Setting clear expectations up front is critical, but unless the consequences are carried out consistently, the students will quickly realize the “rules” or expectations are meaningless.

Participants of this invaluable workshop will learn how to establish a respectful classroom environment and maintain that culture throughout the school year. Discover ways to consistently follow through, easily track and document interventions, and how to use the documentation to effectively communicate and collaborate with parents. Lora Kermode will also share her secret to transforming students’ behavior while maintaining the teacher’s calm and peace of mind.

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Get Your Students to Turn in Their Homework!
Proven Strategies to Help Your Students Succeed!

Grade Levels: 4 – 12

All too often some students do not seem to recognize the value of daily independent practice and thus choose not to complete their homework. Many times it is the same students over and over who fail to complete the assignments. This can lead to frustration for everyone committed to the academic success of the child. Fortunately there is a solution!

The following are just some of the useful take-aways for participants:

  • Motivation techniques for students to complete the homework
  • How to effectively use consequences as a motivator
  • Options for collecting, tracking and grading homework
  • Sample rubric for quickly grading homework
  • Tips to share with parents

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How to Create Motivated Learners and Positive Classroom Environments

Grade Levels: 4 – 12

The recent spotlight on bullying in schools is highlighting how students’ ability to learn in the classroom can be severely impacted by this occurrence. Teachers have a golden opportunity to transform this situation within classrooms across the country. As educators we can be a positive, life-changing influence in students’ lives, or we can negatively influence these impressionable minds in ways we aren’t even aware of. Both options have far-reaching consequences.

In this compelling workshop, participants will learn about a ground-breaking scientific experiment that visually shows the power of our words. Results from this experiment can be used in the classroom to impact how students treat others (and themselves) for the rest of their lives. Participants will learn how to create and use daily positive chants and affirmations to start the day in the right direction and to create a safe classroom environment that is dedicated to positivity. Participants will walk away with a myriad of useful strategies to instill valuable life skills and to motivate students to their full potential that will have significant benefits that extend beyond the classroom.

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How to Help Students Overcome Test Anxiety and Do Better on Exams

Excellent for standardized test prep!

Grade Levels: 4 – 12

With the current emphasis on standardized testing, more and more students are finding their debilitating fear of tests is hindering their ability to truly show what they are capable of. More than ever teachers are in need of effective strategies to help students alleviate test anxiety and reach their full potential.

In this inspiring workshop, participants will learn ways to build rapport with students from the start to foster a friendly and stress-free environment. Hands-on activities will be taught to share with your students to help set goals and focus on success in the classroom and on standardized tests. Students who are taught these strategies will learn life skills that can be transferred to any situation in which anxieties or phobias are impeding them. Participants of this workshop will walk away with a myriad of techniques that will help students in ways that extend beyond the classroom.

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Shoot for Success:
Fun Review Games that Score Big with Students!

Excellent for standardized test prep!

Grade Levels: 4 – 12

Students love to review concepts while playing games!

Participants will discover an interactive game that will quickly become a favorite among the students because it incorporates a beloved sport and engages ALL students when reviewing concepts by fostering a collaborative environment focused on teamwork and peer teaching. This interactive workshop will also demonstrate how to easily identify problem areas for classes and how to quickly review these problem areas on a daily basis to eliminate common errors and to ensure proficiency.

Some of the many uses for these fun and interactive strategies include reviewing for unit exams and reviewing for standardized tests. Before you know it, students will be successfully practicing skills and eagerly reviewing critical concepts without even realizing it!

“I have been implementing Shoot for Success to review before a quiz and/or test and students have responded successfully!”

—Olga Galaviz, 7th Grade ELD Math Teacher
Long Beach Unified School District

“My students love to play. They voted this game the best game we’ve played!”

—Evangelina Arriola, High School Algebra Teacher
El Monte Union High School District

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Go Green! How to Start a Recycling Program and
Green Club at Your Site

Grade Levels: 4 – 12

If you have always wanted to set up a recycling program at your school site, but you haven’t known where to start, this workshop is for you!

Dedicated to helping schools and students become environmentally responsible, Lora Kermode, with the collaboration of other teachers, implemented a recycling program and Green Club at Paramount High School West Campus in California (Los Angeles County). Within two years, the recycling program went district-wide. Lora Kermode will present ways to create a school-wide culture committed to recycling and saving the environment including sample procedures, samples of communication to the staff, and ways to make the students an integral part of the process. Participants will also receive information on setting up a Green Club.

Participants of this inspirational workshop will leave feeling enthusiastic about making recycling a reality at their site!

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GEMDAS® Algebra Success® Refresher

Teachers who have already been trained will receive a helpful review of the many effective strategies they can use on a daily basis to increase comprehension and academic achievement. Attendees will also see inspirational videos of students being taught with these strategies in real-life classroom settings.

Each of the above workshops is 1 hour. These workshops are perfect for district in-services, Staff Development days, department meetings, or even on a one-on-one basis! (2-hour minimum)

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Please contact us for more information: (562) 430-0040 or GEMDASinfo@AlgebraSuccess.com.