I’m a counselor, life coach and professional speaker who specializes in helping teachers and students create mutually beneficial educational relationships. Education is first and foremost about the relationship between the teacher and student. A teacher can be completely proficient with the information and still not connect with the students at the developmental level required for the information to come alive in the classroom.
Students who come from challenging backgrounds often haven’t been taught how to bond with others, trust adults or focus in the classroom so they struggle and can take valuable teachable time away from the rest of the class. SchoolToolsTv (STTV) was created to help teachers and students connect and create the kind of relationships necessary to allow the class to achieve at the highest level possible.
STTV focuses on emotions, manners, bullying and the basic social skills all students need to succeed. STTV creates a conversation in the classroom that fosters a deeper and more meaningful connection between teacher and students. In only 1 minute a day, STTV offers classrooms common sense tools and strategies they can talk about and use to acquire the skills they need to deal with the reality of their situation in the classroom and beyond.
When all students realize it’s more about them than it is about their tests score, a safer and more positive learning environment is created in the classroom and everyone benefits. When the show is used school wide, the entire culture becomes one of relationship and connection which makes the school safer and more conducive to other types of educational reforms. In school, as it is in life, “It’s all about relationships”.
I have a Master’s in counseling with a Pupil Personnel Services Credential and have done over 3,000 presentations in the K-12 environment over the past 8 years. SchoolToolsTv is currently being watched daily by over 15,000 students across the United States and in several others countries including Canada and Australia. You can check out the website @ http://schooltoolstv.com and if you have any questions or comments, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.