Year: 2015

CTE Course Description:

Course Description:

This course offers educators the opportunity to earn university credits by developing practical activities based on a CTE seminar.

Credit Information Brandman University will award 1, 2, 3, or 4 semester hours of graduate level professional development credits based upon successful completion of course requirements. These credits are not part of a degree program but instead are primarily used for professional advancement (such as salary increment steps and recertification).

Students should seek approval of appropriate district or college officials before enrolling in these courses to satisfy any degree, state credential, or local school district requirements. State licensing departments vary regarding their criteria for credit acceptance, and some states may not accept credit from universities that are located outside the state.

Potential 1-Day Course Outline

A proposed: One-Day Seminar For Your School or District

Presented by Glenn E Daniels II

Outstanding Trainer, Author, Presenter

8:00 – 8:30   Registration (continental breakfast, seating, sign-in, school business, etc…)

8:35               Begin

8:35 -10:00 Time To Teach!

Implementing and Maintaining a Positive School Climate

Philosophical Assumptions – Beliefs

1) Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care

Styles of Interaction-




A discussion of the literature

2) Conflict is a natural part of social and intellectual development

Understanding Conflict — student-student, student-teacher

3) Problem behavior is captivating in nature

How to avoid the pitfalls

4) Good discipline/classroom management is only a matter of good timing


  1. a) paraverbal communication
  2. b) nonverbal communication
  3. c) avoiding power struggles

10:00 -10:15   Mid Morning Break

10:15 -11:45   Time To Teach!

Effective Classroom Management:  Essential Elements

1)       TLC (Teaching Expectations/Looking for Performance/Consequenting Behavior)

2)       Unconditional Positive Regard


  1. a) Identifying classroom routines
  2. b) Task analysis of classroom rules and routines
  3. c) Teaching classroom rules and routines

1) A discussion of the literature

  1. d) Maintenance of classroom routines

Misbehavior outside of the classroom

1)The Problem

2)The Solution

a)Establishing Common or Shared Area Routines

b)Ecological Analyses

Unconditional Positive Regard

Communicating with students

  1. a) Contingent and noncontingent interaction

REFOCUS™ – A lesson in how to reactivate troublesome students

Using Prompts

  1. a) Start-Up requests
  2. b) Begin-Again requests
  3. c) Shut Down Requests
  4. d) Uses of each

11.45 -1:00   Lunch

1:00 – 2:00   Review

           What If’s

2:00 – 2:10   Mid-Afternoon Break

           Standing “pair share”

2:10 – 3:45  More Classroom Strategies

Classroom arrangement and positioning of students

Prompting Procedures (Capturing Student Attention)

  1. a) Questions
  2. b) Statements
  3. c) Gestures
  4. d) Physicals

Additional Questions


ABSOLUTES (optional)

Federal Funding

 Federal Funding Sources

Early Reading First


Title I Part A (Improving Basic Programs)

Title I Part B (Reading First K–3)

Title II Part A (Improving Teacher Quality)

Title II Part D (Enhancing Education Through Technology)

Title III (Language Instruction for LEP Children and Immigrant Students)

Title IV Part B (21st Century Community Learning Centers)

Title VI Part B (Rural and Low Income School Program)

Title VII (Indian Education Grants to LEAs)

Title VIII (Impact Aid, Basic Support) Supplemental Educational Services


Get Over It!

cingulate cortex.

cingulate cortex. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Using the power of your Brain to “Get Over It”!


The Cingulate System of the brain allows you to switch from one subject to another, to take notice of different aspects of the world.  The Cingulate System is at least partially responsible for being flexible, your ability to go with the flow. To have a joy filled life flexibility is King.  To discover new skills and techniques being flexible is King. Creating compelling goals is also in partly controlled by the Cingulate System.  When the Cingulate System is not working correctly, a person may find themselves occupied with fear when there is no reason (facts) to be fearful. Additionally, when the Cingulate System is not operating correctly, a person will tend to become stuck in a negative pattern of thinking. A person struggling with the Cingulate System will hold on to grudges, hurts, and worries of the past. It is possible that this same soul can develop compulsive behaviors.

The Cingulate System of the brain not operating correctly will cause people to “Get Stuck”, thinking the same thought over and over again.  When this happens, the answer may simply come down to you breaking the pattern in yourself.  Sing a song to yourself, play with a pet or go for a walk. Another method for getting unstuck is to focus on the words “Get Over It”. Focus on those three little words to the exclusion of all other words or thoughts. Tell yourself time and time and time again and again “Get Over It”.

“Get Over It”, a simple three-word phrase that will help you in going forward and letting go of the stuck thought pattern.