Character Development Arising

I got a report at a conference yesterday that more public schools are adopting character development into their curricula. As you know I have been a supporter of this move for a few years. When I started there were at most only 4 other initiatives. Not only do teachers realize this is better for classroom management but also administrators may be finally realizing that studies show that charcter development results in better academic statistics.  Thank goodness for those who have taken some leadership  recently! Today there is a rating for public schools based on how much character development they offer. YAY!

I am continuing to suggest to CDCs that they have me in for teacher training on lesson plans for character development. I am now representing a publishing house for elementary level books in this category.  Please contact me for 1) speaking engagements anywhere 2) consulting for center/school culture in Texas or 3)  for vending character books in Austin, Houston, Dallas or Lubbock.  Please let me know if I can be of help in anyway.  Info@orgstrat.net 512-249-7629.

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June 10, 2018 at 12:09 pm Leave a comment

Excellence in Education Has to be Inspired in Your Staff.

Anything you do without enthusiasm makes you less of who you were meant to be. “Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Once enthusiasm is lost, it’s like starting a fire with wet wood. Enthusiasm is: Strength. Joy. Grit. Sweet. Enthusiasm is the difference between putting in your time and meaningful effort. […]

via How to Build Enthusiasm in a Half-Hearted World — Leadership Freak

Call for a consultation about how you can inspire your staff. –Sharon

May 24, 2018 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

Time Now to Get Me in August

August is a busy month for teachers getting ready for the school year. For a teacher trainer, it is her busiest month. Get me now!

512-249-7629 desk phone, no texting

info@NOSPAMorgstrat.net  Take “NOSPAM” out manually and it should work. But if not, please call.

Faq: What topics do I do for ECD teachers? I have something in every category the Registry has established. Right now, I am especially doing conflict reduction both for adults and children and I am interested in character development. I have a great workshop on developing lesson plans around the character trait the teacher picks. I also am doing storytelling — of course around a character trait you pick.

What do I charge? I am still charging only $120 a presentation hour to early childhood centers. Plus travel expenses outside of metro Austin. Half down to save the date!

Can I give certificates for clock hours? Absolutely. I am Registry Recognized, so it is positively absolutely certain that your Licensing Rep will accept my certificate.

Can you come on x date? That is not certain. Other centers are calling, so call right away to get the date you want. 512-249-7629 desk phone.

 

 

April 19, 2018 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Great Time with Directors in Houston

Recently I was in Houston, at a new conference, and once again I had a packed out room with enthusiastic participants. I may be the only trainer around who specializes in helping directors with the business end of their work. We did Time Management and they agreed they wanted me back for my training on Hiring and Firing (that I call Godzilla to Gecko.) The teachers also loved my basic conflict reduction. Think we need more of that in the world? Well, give me a ring!  512-249-7629 and book me for your center or conference.

March 22, 2018 at 5:10 pm Leave a comment

Stories with Morals

Since the 70s, morals to a story have been specifically not permitted in most paid writing. Why not? Since we now know that academic success is predicted foremost by character training, we need to reverse this.

On second thought, all stories have moral points. So what we need to do is to articulate, specifically, the good moral points. Further, we might reflect upon moral points that are bad. And then disallow them. We really don’t need stories like that, do we?

I recommend the books of Advance Publishing, by Carl Sommer. All of these books were written to be used in elementary public schools, so many may be useful to my CDC clients. I do have some of these one hand, for my Austin clients.

March 22, 2018 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

Our Mission : Helping You Meet Your Mission

We do basic management consulting for small businesses, churches, and schools. Our greatest expertise is understanding the social dynamics of the workgroup. The second is sympathetic coaching of the frontline manager.  Original assessment research and follow-up required.

Topics for training include:  1) how to hire, manage, and fire for the new manager, 2) time management for the manger and business owner, 3) conflict reduction, 4) meeting facilitation,  5) customer service, 6) corporate culture — and 7) coaching.

We specialize in helping congregationally affiliated child development centers, in ALL aspects, because we feel this is an important mission to the world. Few understand both the business, the board, and the educational dynamics of CDCs. We do. We can help. Conflict reduction, board training, marketing, curriculum development, character development, and management.

We have long specialized in conflict reduction. Most of our customers have been denominations, non-profits, and schools. Please see our book, written, especially with the Austin corporate market in mind. Workshops available tailored for your specific denomination.

We have great curriculum on customer service. I see a great need for it.

We have a new product line to help people find their mission. Sharon has been certified in Lance Wallnau’s Destiny Dashboard. She has also written curriculum for the solopreneur to reflect upon and improve his/her performance: Career Console.

We were drafted to help with some executive level English and American business etiquette, and are very happy to help.

Please call to set up a private consultation, a keynote or workshop. 512-249-7629

November 30, 2017 at 3:04 pm Leave a comment

Peter Yarrow’s Anti-Bullying Campaign is Gentle, Playful, and Useful

Many of my clients are directors of preschools. They will immediately see the usefulness of this anti-Bullying campaign. Other managers or trainers might find the music of Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul and Mayr) pleasant enough to add to their programs, too.

Here is a report on Yarrow’s anti-bullying campaign (and curriculum)

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1052335

Here are the lyrics:

https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/2584328/Peter%2C+Paul+and+Mary/Don%27t+Laugh+at+Me+%5B%23%5D

 

Here is how to get in touch with Mr. Yarrow. https://www.peteryarrow.net/

 

I don’t think I have to report the sad news of the day to see that we need lots of help in this area. This is a really good beginning with children — and even adults. I have seen the whole anti-bullying idea used by institutional bullies against good employees, whistle-blowers, and activists, so I have been rather careful about getting on this bandwagon. Yet, Yarrow gentle reminder has stood the test of time. Don’t laugh at others because they are different. We need to all have a common feel for the fact we are all human.

We still offer diversity training and conflict reduction seminars.

November 6, 2017 at 3:34 pm Leave a comment

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The Government is not a Village. Dialogs across boundaries, busts myths, reveals real science. Offers a positive way forward in early education policy. Go to www.lulu.com or www.thegovernmentisnotavillage.com Swim with the Dolphins, not with the Sharks Sharon's classic book on conflict reduction available at www.amazon.com This is instrumental music, great for calming and focusing. I recommend it for your classroom. WHOLETONES

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Would you like Sharon to come back? “Yes! Every day of the year!” Phillip Merritt Owner of ABC Preparatory Academies in Austin Texas

“Sharon has strong abilities in critical thinking. She also has excellent instincts in grasping issues before all the information has been revealed. There have been some occasions where I assumed what she was saying could not possibly be accurate, but in the end she was proved right when the facts were revealed. I trust (or at least pay serious attention) to her opinions.” Walter Lee, former Engineer, Retired Minister PC(USA), QVR Board Member

 

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