School Administrators, Teachers and Professors

Generation Text Online provides interactive and engaging professional learning to guide administrators and teaching staff in a step-by-step method for creating and maintaining a positive, supportive, inclusive and inspiring climate and culture within their classroom and school building.  Our framework supports educators by providing the most current educational research, the theoretical knowledge and the practical skills for building open, honest and trusting relationships which support every student in reaching their fullest potential and building the skills in order to be college and career ready.

This framework offers a parent component in the lesson plans that allow the parent to be an active learning participant and the training model is flexible to include community groups who are actively involved in suicide prevention, bullying and mentor programs.

Our model allows each district to custom build an implementation solution to best fit their staff and budgetary needs.

Educational Challenges

  • Attendance
  • Teacher Absenteeism
  • Suspension Rates
  • Drop Out Rates
  • Inequitable Learning Environment
  • Negative Learning Environment
  • Mean and Hurtful Behaviors
  • Cyber Bullying
  • Exclusion
  • Intolerance
  • Discrimination

Age Specific Challenges

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Name Calling by Text Message
  • Posting Negative Status Message
  • Fwd: Message
  • Exclusion Message
  • Talking Behind Someone’s back on Facebook
  • Negative, Mean words about the teacher
  • Exclusion by Pictures
  • Posting Pictures Online
  • Mean comments on pictures online
  • “Just Kidding”/ “It was just a Joke”

GRADES 9 AND 10

  • Name calling Online
  • Fake profiles and Fake Facebook groups
  • Posts that can be interpreted as racial
  • Consequences of sexting
  • Talking behind someone’s back on Facebook
  • Threats on line
  • Just a joke
  • Posting Pictures Online…what is appropriate and what is not
  • Commenting on pictures
  • Digital Footprint and how it affects getting into college
  • Transgender, what is it and how does it affect the lives of the people it touches?

GRADES 4 AND 5

  • Exclusion at Lunch
  • Exclusion at recess
  • Who is invited?
  • Telling Secrets
  • Talking behind someone’s back
  • Just Kidding
  • Name Calling – he stinks
  • Name Calling: Fat
  • Laughing at somebody (clothes)
  • Fwd message

GRADES 11 AND 12

  • Arguments on Facebook
  • Just Joking around
  • Posts that can be interpreted as racial
  • When it’s Anonymous
  • When is it private and when is it sexting?
  • What colleges look for on your digital footprint
  • Fake Profiles and Fake Groups
  • Posting Pictures Online…what is appropriate and what is not.
  • Commenting on pictures
  • The difference between competition or team building vs. harassment and intimidation.

GRADES K THROUGH 3

  • Name calling
  • Do I have to be his partner?
  • Laughing at someone
  • Just Kidding
  • Tattling vs. reporting
  • Cuts in line
  • You can’t sit with us
  • Making fun of someone’s clothing
  • Exclusion at recess
  • Alone at recess

PARENTS

  • Texting
  • Sexting
  • Talking to people Online
  • Online Gaming
  • Your Digital Footprint: How your pictures and posts can affect your chances of getting into college.
  • How to raise children to be resilient and to be successful in their emotional, social and academic lives

LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • Sexting
  • Do you know who you are talking to online?
  • Threats Online

Our Methodology

At Generation Text Online, our methodology is based on the psychological principles of organizational behavior and teaching practices based on research evidence. Core findings reveal that a positive and supportive school culture is directly attributed to positive relationships.

Generation Text Online provides administrators and teaching staff with an awareness and appreciation of the individual skills required to foster positive relationships within a learning environment. Our methodology relies on the idea that active listening, eye contact, respect, empathy, compassion and trust are skills that one must master in order to build the foundation for positive relationships.

Our approach spotlights the difference between exclusion and actively including others, as well as a common language that helps individuals categorize their actions and responses into the categories of mean, negative and hurtful vs nice, positive, and supportive.  This common language and strategies guide individuals in understanding the difference between their intentions and the affects their words, actions or reactions have on another individuals. Our ideology relies on the fact that we must provide the tools rather than answers in order to develop a new method of thinking.  This thinking directs  individuals to ask themselves eight essential questions that will empower them to overcome challenges, handle adversity and solve everyday problems.

Our process equips educators with teaching and learning practices that incorporate the development of these skills into daily interactions and instruction. This transformational model depends upon a combination of daily routines, activities, lesson plans, discussion topics and student self paced digital lessons.

The effectiveness of our professional learning and training programs rely heavily upon a 3 part learning model which consists of:

  • Research Learning
  • Experiential Learning
  • Service Learning

This powerful learning model combined with an approach that was specifically developed for the 21st Century Learning Environment, utilizes teaching methods that are most effective with today’s learners.   Educational and relational outcomes are the reason school districts all over the world are raving about the Generation Text Approach.

 

Active Listening

Active Listening, Eye Contact and Respect

Empathy

Empathy, Compassion and Trust

Inclusion

Inclusion as a verb: to welcome or invite.

The Eight Essential Questions

A process that encourages thought and consideration and the key to changing behavior.

Mean Vs. Nice

Establishing the difference between words and actions that are mean, negative and hurtful vs. nice, positive and supportive.

Intentions vs. Effects

Understand that intentions are not the same as effects.

Reflection

We can’t change our behavior if we haven’t looked at what is wrong about it.

Appreciative Inquiry

Focusing us on the positive aspects

Tools

Our program doesn’t provide answers to problems, rather the tools for participants to think their way out of problems.

The Outcomes

As a result of implementing the Generation Text Online approach, your school can expect to see the following outcomes!

EQUITABLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

  • Identifying and removing barriers
  • Support for student for which English is their second language
  • Support for special education students

Learning environment that infuses social and emotional learning

 

STRONG RELATIONSHIPS

  • School board/superintendent
  • Superintendent/supervisors/school administrators
  • School administrators/teachers
  • Teachers/teachers
  • Teachers/students
  • Students/students

 

  • Open and honest communication
  • Inclusive learning environment
  • Community engagement
  • Culturally responsive classroom
  • Global competency
  • School culture
  • Home and School Partnership

What this looks like in a 21st Century Learning Environment

A Foundation

Empowerment

Lunch Bunch

Open up to one another, even if it makes you vulnerable.

Community

Mental Images

 

Intentions vs. Effects

Design your solution!

Every Learning Environment is unique, however the general methodology of how to build relationships and establish a positive, supportive and inspiring culture remains consistent. We recommend an onsite professional learning opportunity for your entire staff, in-classroom teacher coaching, hands-on experience with supplementary material on-line and the option for weekly video conferencing.

Professional Learning

Get your administrators, counselors and teaching staff together for half-day or full-day workshops where we will unpack the real issues facing them each day and TOGETHER come up with strategies for addressing them in a positive way.

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Online Resources

Once you have participated in one of our programs, you get access to online resources that you can use every day to help achieve a 21st Century Learning Environment.
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Online Learning

Take your own learning to the next level with our online, accredited courses for teachers through CE Credits Online. These graduate-level courses have multiple modes of teaching, including text, videos, quizzes, reflective journals, and written assignments.

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Lunch N' Learns

Short and sweet, get your staff together during lunch to have a facilitated discussion of one of our topics or issues happening in real time at your school. We’ll use videoconferencing to meet “face-to-face.”

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Classroom Coaching

Nothing helps us learn better than to give something a try in real time. Once you have learned about the concepts, we can help you put them into action in the classroom by observing and coaching your teachers.

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Staff Meetings

The key to improved learning for students is continuous job-embedded learning for educators. We can help you establish a Professional Learning Community at your school, and offer guidance as you work through the PLC process.

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One-on-One Video Training

This one-on-one training provides individual educators with an hour long interactive training on the principles, routines and 21st Century teaching practices in order to establish a positive and supportive classroom climate. Educators will be provided the strategies for inquiry based learning in order to build relational skills with their students and to understand how to infuse these routines into everyday interactions and instruction. Participants are offered a 30 minute follow up video call following a month of implementation in their classroom.

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