Builds rapport and relationships from an empathetic perspective

Peter Vosseler
Director of Student Services
Elizabeth Public Schools, NJ

Generation Text Online is a proactive way of addressing intolerant related issues/communications that occur routinely, whether it be between student to student or student to teacher.  There is unconscious bias that occur in classrooms and the GTO program is an effective proactive approach, which educates/trains students and teachers to understand and effectively communicate socially and interpersonally with one another.  The importance of building rapport, relating and understanding one another from an empathetic perspective and teaching the important values of respect, trust and inclusion are the hallmarks of the GTO program.

The GTO approach has resulted in students understanding one another more effectively as well as teachers understanding their students and the motivations that drive their behavior to learn and behave most effectively.  Teachers and staff have reported that using the tools from the GTO program have resulted in students being more connected with their peers as well as teachers, which has increased levels of trust and empathy in interpersonal and whole group relationships while positively impacting the culture of the classroom environment for optimal learning. 

Whether you are a school administrator, teacher, parent, mentor or corporation, we can design a program to suit your needs. Let’s make the connection!

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I really loved the Eight Essential Questions and Mean vs. Nice

As a speech-language pathologist I feel it is crucial to give students the language (vocabulary) to express their feelings.

I found the Adverse Childhood Experience Study most interesting

The information from Dr. Nadine Burke on Adverse Childhood Experience Study was most interesting and valuable for that matter. Understanding the science behind the development or lack thereof, for some students helped to build tolerance and empathy as a pedagogue, which can be easily forgotten as the year progresses and frustration begins to fester with “uncooperative” students.

Energetic and Experiential

Jill Brown provides an energetic and experiential training that captures the essence of the Generation Text On-Line curricula. Educators are sure to walk away with valuable insight and understanding of this increasingly relevant 15 week program. In a rapidly changing, pluralistic society, the needs of the 21st century learner are constantly evolving and Generation Text sets out to meet that need.

I would 100% recommend it

Being in Gen Text small groups in high-school has many beneficial aspects. I would 100%, recommend it to other students considering the various benefits in people skills.

Keeping my teens talking – A Parent

You gave us the tools to get our kids to open up and the strategies to keep them talking!

Effects of trauma on the brains of children

What I found most interesting was the information relating to the effects of trauma on the brains of children.