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EDUCATORS
“No written word or spoken plea can teach the children what they should be. Nor the books upon the shelves; it’s what the parents, administrators and teachers are themselves.”

Administrator Super Charge

Revitalized, Recommitted and Ready

Stress prevention and management are a critical piece of professional development for principals and administrative teams. It is an important tool for school reform. Principals with extraordinary leadership skills have learned that taking time for their own professional development is not taking time from their schools. It is a major part of taking a school and district to the next level. When administrators feel amazing, their leadership is amazing. This is why the first priority for extraordinary leadership is taking good care of a very important person in the building – called you.

Like many professions, it is not always easy to see that the joys of being a principal far outweigh the frustrations and difficulties. Being a principal is often a stressful and lonely job. There is only one principal in a building, and everyone brings them their problems. Often a principal has no nearby peers to offer support to help them function effectively and assimilate quickly to a host of these types of challenging experiences, responsibilities, and duties:

  • Unfunded mandates. Increasing expectations on the state level, but decreasing assistance. Not having the resources to be effective at the job.
  • Carrying out rules and laws made by people who don’t understand public schools, who have never taught in a classroom before nor have ever seen how out-of-control behavior can disrupt learning.
  • New rules and mandates, adding to the paperwork and taking away time from staff, students and parents.
  • Budget or staffing constraints or the lack of community support, which, in turn, results in further loss of community support, staffing, and budgeting.
  • A shortage of quality teachers and underfunded federal and state mandates for improving aging facilities.
  • Families who do not value education and/or support their school’s efforts.
  • Losing students who have the potential to excel. When a student, for whatever reason, decides that their education is no longer important and leaves school without a diploma.
  • Negative staff who consistently spread negative energy to the other staff members and refuse to buy into things that would have a positive impact on student achievement.
  • Staff who accept mediocrity and are not living up to their potential.  

Ultimately these realities start to have a negative impact on the overall wellness of administrators. The Administrator Super Charge Program will help your administrators more effectively take good care of themselves while transcending these kind of difficulties, helping them increase their workplace wellness. Participants will be exposed to ideas, strategies and tools that will enable them to positively influence their school community. Programs will be tailored to meet the specific needs of your organization and event.

Target audience for the Administrator Super Charge Program: Secondary/Middle School Principals, Elementary Principals, Superintendents

Darin will make every effort to customize the Administrator Super Charge presentation to fit your industry, needs and the expectations of the audience. This program is available as a keynote/general session talk, break-out session, or half-day workshop.

The quotes below are representative of the theme and message of the Administrator Super Charge Program:

“The part can never be well unless the whole is well.” -Plato

“A great leader’s courage to fulfill his vision comes from passion, not position.” –John Maxwell

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams

“Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.”
-Sheryl Sandberg

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.”
-John Maxwell

“The most powerful leadership tool you have is your own personal example.”
-John Wooden

“Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”
-Maya Angelou

“A leader is someone who demonstrates what’s possible.”
-Mark Yarnell

Teacher Super Charge

Revitalized, Recommitted and Ready!

Every year teacher dive into unknown waters. Schools have no control over how prepared students are to learn when they walk through the school door. In classrooms throughout the country, teachers are meeting the academic, social, and personal needs of 25 to 40 children from every culture, economic level and personality type. They are managing class rooms with students with IQs ranging from 80 to 150. Dealing with:

  • A lack of time
  • Oversized Classrooms
  • Students who are Technophiles who get bored easy
  • Cyberbullying bulling carried into the classroom
  • “Testing, testing, testing,
  • Lack of and or over Parent involvement
  • Low salaries
  • Lack of guidance and resources for lesson and unit planning.
  • Lack of cooperation or even hostility between teachers
  • Structural Challenges
  • Cultural Challenges

Needless to say these consistent challenges can take their toll on morale and seriously impact teaching performance.

Many teachers are so busy taking care of everyone else that they neglect their own wellness. For teachers to perform at their best, it is critical that they are managing their own stress levels and consistently striving to promote their own wellness. Taking the time for self-care is essential for optimal healthy learning environments. The Teacher Super Charge Program will help teachers and staff close the door to the past. It will help elevate the past tensions, emotional stressors, umbrage, disappointments and conflicts of the past. This uplifting Dynamic program will give your teachers practical tools and strategies to develop their own wellness plans and achieve their wellness goals.

Participants will be exposed to ideas, strategies and tools that will enable them to positively influence their school community. Programs will be tailored to meet the specific needs your organization and event. Target Audience for The Teacher Super Charge Program: Secondary /middle School Teachers and Staff, Elementary School Teachers and Staff

Darin will make every effort to customize the Teacher Super Charge presentation to fit your school needs and the expectations of the audience. This program is available as a keynote/general session talk, break-out session, or half-day workshop.

The quotes below are representative of the theme and message of the Teacher Super Charge Program:

To this end the greatest asset of a school is the personality of the teacher. -John Strachan

“[Kids] don’t remember what you try to teach them. They remember what you are.”  Jim Henson

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” -William Arthur Ward

“I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn.” -Albert Einstein

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” -Malala Yousafzai

“When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style.” -William Glasser

“A teacher who loves learning earns the right and the ability to help others learn.” -Ruth Beechick

“The job of an educator is to teach students to see vitality in themselves” -Joseph Campbell

“In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something else.” -Lee Iacocca

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.”  -Ben Sweetland

“Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and the love of bringing the first two loves together.” -Scott Hayden

Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students. -Solomon Ortiz