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