Better Than Booksmart: Teaching to Reach Both Heart and Mind

How are you preparing your students of today to be the leaders of tomorrow?  Will they lead with integrity and heart or will they sacrifice ethics in their race to the top?  Discover and explore research-based practices that support positive prosocial development — the kind of development that prioritizes integrity over conformity, ethics over winning. In this one-day workshop, you will learn why carrots and sticks don’t work over the long-term and why children supported by nurturing relationships are more likely to internalize values such as honesty, kindness, and respect. It is time to move beyond posters and slogans. They have their place, but it is only a small place in a thoughtful school’s overall approach to character and ethics. 

Participants will:

  • Learn the psychological keys to unlocking intrinsic motivation.
  • Learn why those keys are also the keys to nurturing positive character development.
  • Explore strategies for deploying these keys in the classroom and programming.
  • Leave with a custom plan and action steps.