1703 North Beauregard St.
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
Tel: 1-800-933-ASCD (2723)
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday
Local to the D.C. area: 1-703-578-9600
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Research shows that people who experience feelings of well-being have higher motivation, recover faster from setbacks, and are more capable of excelling in their learning. To establish this nurturing environment, schools need a more positive approach to problem solving. This is especially important for schools attempting to put a trauma-sensitive culture in place. In this institute, you will experience a strength-based process based on the Appreciative Inquiry research model. The model teaches educators, parents, and administrators to intentionally build positive emotions, foster relationships, and motivate adults and students to set and monitor challenging but achievable goals. You will learn the art of asking positive questions that shift the way both adults and students view their problems and their options for improvement.
Participants will use case studies to apply Appreciative Inquiry tools for codesigning social and emotional growth plans.
Participants will examine positive ways of involving parents and students in strength-based conversations that address concerns and extend learning options.
Participants will explore practical ways to embed executive function interventions into daily classroom instruction.
Participants will learn how the Appreciative Inquiry process can be used to align district and building improvement efforts.