Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!

Super Teacher's Job is Never Done!
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Teaching is the profession that teaches all the other professions. ~ Author Unknown

My goal is to reveal one teacher's humble journey of self-reflection, critical analysis, and endless questioning about my craft of teaching and learning alongside my middle school students.

"The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth'." ~ Dan Rather

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mean Girls Screening..... coming to Baltimore on November 5th. Definitely check it out!

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Developmental Resources Presents a One-Day Seminar On
Early Registration Closing on 10/5! 
Don't Miss This Popular Seminar in

(Earn up to 6 Contact Hours)
Girls are now more likely than boys, according to recent research, to report being bullied in schools. Other studies have shown that girls are often more adept than boys in using other forms of destructive relational aggression — including exclusion, isolation, rumoring, gossiping, sarcasm, pitting friends against one another, and revealing or altering personal secrets. Texting, Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social networking can further enable and boost these kinds of emotional violence between young people.
Aggressors need insightful interventions that will teach them more appropriate ways to become empowered. Without help, girls who are targets often suffer lasting effects — including academic withdrawal, social withdrawal, depression, substance abuse, risky sexual behavior, delinquency, crime, dysfunctional relationships and even suicide. Unfortunately the target herself all too often becomes a bully. Newly updated for the 2012-2013 school year, this one-day seminar offers fresh perspectives and practical strategies for helping relationally aggressive girls and their targets, while also enabling bystanders to become interveners and defenders.
Group Discount
Baltimore, MD
Four Points BWI
November 5, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/5/2012   

Miami, FL
Ramada Plaza Marco Polo Resort
November 7, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/8/2012

Salt Lake City, UT
Sheraton Salt Lake City
November 9, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/9/2012

San Francisco, CA
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
November 13, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/12/2012

Honolulu, HI
Hilton Waikiki Beach
November 16, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/16/2012 

Chicago, IL
Hilton Lisle/Naperville
November 27, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/26/2012

Providence, RI
Sheraton Providence Airport
November 27, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/26/2012

Springfield, MA
Sheraton Springfield Monarch
November 28, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/29/2012

Omaha, NE
Hilton Garden Inn Omaha East
November 28, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/29/2012

Long Island, NY
Islandia Marriott Long Island
November 30, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/30/2012

Kansas City, MO
Marriott Kansas City Airport
November 30, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 10/30/2012

Calgary, AB
Radisson Calgary Airport
December 3, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 11/2/2012

Atlantic City, NJ
Trump Taj Mahal
December 3, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 11/2/2012

Toronto, ON
Four Points Toronto Airport
December 5, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 11/5/2012

Houston, TX
Crowne Plaza NW Brookhollow
December 5, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 11/5/2012

Detroit, MI
Detroit Marriott Southfield
December 6, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 11/5/2012

Birmingham, AL
Doubletree Hotel Birmingham
December 7, 2012
Early Registration Deadline: 11/7/2012

About the Presenters

Kaye Randall, LISW-CP

In addition to providing clinical services to youth, Kaye Randall has conducted numerous professional seminars throughout North America on the topics of relational aggression and self-mutilation. Kaye was named Social Worker of the Year by the Council On Adoptable Children and is the co-author of See My Pain: Creative Strategies & Activities for Helping Young People Who Self-Injure (featured in USA Today), 102 Creative Strategies for Working With Depressed Children and Adolescents and Mean Girls: 101½ Creative Strategies & Activities for Working with Relational Aggression.

Chamarlyn Fairley, Ph.D.
Chamarlyn is a Licensed Clinical Pychologist who serves as Sexual Trauma Coordinator with the Veterans Administration. Prior to accepting her current position, she served at a juvenile corrections facility, where she interacted with youth in a variety of ways including pre-dispositional evaluations, pre-waiver evaluations and sex offender treatment. Chamarlyn formerly served as a therapist for children who have been sexually, physically and emotionally abused and has addressed conferences and led seminars throughout North America on the topic of bullying.
Stephanie Jensen, MS
Steph has held positions as classroom teacher, team leader, administrator, trainer, education consultant and national speaker. She also holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues. In recent years Steph has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, cyberbullying and sexualized bullying. She has spoken at national conferences and school districts across the country -- combining research, practical strategies, prevention planning, parent education, crisis intervention, and curriculum implementation in her presentations.
Continuing Education
CERTIFICATES:  Certificates of Completion for this workshop, which indicate 6 contact hours of continuing education, will be available at the end of the workshop.  In many cases, depending on your profession and jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your continuing education and professional development efforts.  We suggest that you contact your local board or governing agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline.  Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved Provider for the following national and regional accrediting agencies:
ASWB (#1053): Developmental Resources Inc. is approved as a provider for social work continuing education in participating states by the Association of Social Work Boards through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Developmental Resources Inc. maintains responsibility for this program.
NBCC (#5602): Developmental Resources Inc. is recognized by the NBCC to offer contact hours for continuing education/recertification use by National Certified Counselors. We adhere to NBCC Continuing Education Guidelines.
California Board of Behavioral Science Examiners (#PCE 2800)
Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists (#260)
Texas Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors (#1294)
Cancellation Policy
All cancellations incur a $20 administrative fee and must be received in writing or electronically seven days prior to seminar.  No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date.  Substitutions are welcome at any time.  Developmental Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any seminar in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned.  If we are forced to cancel a seminar for reasons beyond our control, it will be rescheduled for a later date.  If you cannot attend on the rescheduled date, you will receive a Seminar Voucher.  If for any reason the seminar is not held, Developmental Resources is limited to refund of the registration fee paid.
Upcoming Symposium
Upcoming Conferences
Upcoming One-Day Seminars

In this one-day seminar, you will learn:
  • Research-based insights into bullying and relational aggression among girls
  • Cyber trends affecting today's girls
  • The negative impact of the misuse of social networking on female relationships
  • How to instill social/emotional connections and minimize destructive competitions
  • Practical steps to empowering positive change with aggressors, their victims and bystanders
  • Individual, small group and classroom lessons and activities
  • Strategies for helping parents of bullies and their victims
  • How to tailor-make your own action plan to address relational aggression and bullying
Click to view agenda.
Who Should Attend
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Principals
  • Administrators
  • School Counselors & Psychologists
  • Social Workers (all levels)
  • Special Education Personnel
  • School Resource Officers
  • Counselors & Therapists in Agencies & Private Practice
  • At-Risk Program Coordinators
  • Media Specialists
What You Will Receive
To augment the PowerPoint™ presentation and hands-on activities, each participant will receive a resource packet of ideas, reproducible forms, activities and other suggested resources.
Suggested Resources

Mean Girls: 101 1/2 Creative Strategies and Activities for Working with Relational Aggression
By: Kaye Randall, LISW-CP & Allyson Bowen, LISW-CP

Salvaging Sisterhood
By: Julia V.Taylor, M.A.

Bullying In The Girl's World
By: Diane Senn, Ed.S., LPC

Relational Aggression in Girls
By: Jamie Kupkovits, Ed.S., NCSP

121 Strategies for Bully Proofing Your School
By: Erika Karres, Ed.D.

Girl Games
By: Shannon Trice Black

Operation: Breaking the Girl Code
By: Poppy Moon, Ph.D.

Stop Bullying Thumball

The Drama Llama
By: Susan Bowman

The Bully, the Bullied and Beyond
By:  Esther Williams. M.Ed., LPC

Becoming Someone's Hero
By: Sandy Ragona

How Not to Be A Bully Target
By: Terry Centrone

Eliminating Bullying
By: Sandy Ragona and Kerri Pentel

101 Do's and Don'ts and Double Don'ts on Texting
By: Liz Hounshell RN and Erika Karres Ed.D.

Kicky, the Mean Chick Learns Her Lesson
By: Erika Shearin Karres Ed.D.


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