Amplifying Positive Outcomes by the Power of Free Will
Have you ever thought “How can I make this school great?” Learn how an under performing school transformed into a national model utilizing the concept of free will and personal power. The presenter will demonstrate how power comes from choice, not force and how educators cannot coerce others to change; but they can encourage and inspire change through their own behaviors and language. Participants will learn how to maximize social-emotional learning opportunities, respond effectively in the moment of conflict, transform language of powerlessness to language of responsibility/choice, and how to teach adults/children prosocial strategies for getting their needs met. Discover how the leader's conscious shift yielded increased academic scores, lowered behavior incidents, and a transformed climate and culture. See how this process of change resulted in the honorable distinction of being named the first Early Childhood program in the NATION to be a State School of Character.
Nicole Langston is an educator with over 17 years of experience. Nicole has worked as a Director of Early Childhood, Principal, and elementary teacher while also leading Parents as Teachers, Gifted and Talented, Head Start and pregnant and parenting teens. Nicole was the first early childhood administrator to be awarded the State School of Character distinction and went on to be named a National School of Character. Nicole and her school family have been awarded over 10 National Promising Practice distinctions due to the academic and behavioral gains made by the school. She has an Ed.S in education policy and analysis , a M.Ed and a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. Part of Nicole’s leadership was featured on YouTube for Conscious Discipline titled “Parents in Prison are giving back to Schools and Their Own Children.”