Lost Boys Seminar

Boys are held back in school twice as often as girls. Boys also get expelled from preschool nearly five times more often than girls, and they are diagnosed with learning disorders and attention problems at nearly four times the rate of girls.

Do You Know Students Who Have...

– Resistance or refusal to participate in normal school activities?
– Persistent moodiness?
– Chosen social isolation?

– Sudden declines in school performance?
– Constant worries or anxieties?
– Extreme involvement with social media and/or digital games?

– Depression, sadness or irritability?
– Self-destructive behaviors?
– Symptoms of substance abuse?
– Indifference to others’ feelings?

Seminar Overview

Boys are more likely to drop out of school, and make up only 43 percent of college students. Millions of boys are being lost along the path to academic success and career achievement in today’s knowledge economy. Teacher bias regarding behavior, rather than academic performance, penalizes boys as early as kindergarten. On average, boys receive lower behavioral assessment scores, and those scores affect teachers’ overall perceptions of boys’ intelligence and achievement.

Rather than penalize boys’ high energy – as traditional classroom methods often do – successful teachers are learning to take advantage of male liveliness, curiosity and thirst for competition. Unless educators stop to consider whether traditional methods are working for both genders, boys will continue to get the short end of the educational stick.

This powerful one-day seminar helps educators understand the structural, chemical and processing differences between boys’ and girls’ brains. It helps educators support boys’ developmental needs, while teaching them social /emotional competencies. Attendees will discover innovative strategies, as well as group and individual interventions, to help boys achieve their highest academic potential.

Teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators will leave with practical tools to support developmental needs and specific activities to get boys learning while reducing their risk for academic failure, dropping out and underachievement.

Learning Objectives

In this seminar you will learn to:

– Explain how boys’ brains work including the chemistry and structure.
– Identify the differences in the ways girls and boys focus.
– Recognize the role of hormones, specifically testosterone and dopamine
– Demonstrate classroom strategies to support boys’ developmental needs
– Contrast the difference between natural aggression and bullying.

Earn 6 Continuing Education Hours

Click On Each City for Event Time, Location & Registration Information

Upcoming Seminars

january

30jan8:30 am4:00 pmCharlotte, NCLost Boys

See What Attendees Have to Say

"The presenter is clearly extremely well educated on this topic and did an excellent job. This is by far the best training I have been to in over 30 years of teaching."
High School Teacher
Richmond, VA
"This was an excellent seminar. I learned so many practical strategies to help my male students. This information should be brought to every school."
Middle School Counselor
Houston, TX
"The information on the the male and female brain as well as the chemical and structural differences between the two was extremely insightful and will help me be a better teacher!"
Elementary School Teacher
Cincinnati, OH
"I've been searching for ways to improve my effectiveness as a teacher to the boys in my classes and I've finally found some methods that will help me!"
High School Teacher
Jacksonville, FL

– Classroom Teachers
– Principals
– Other Administrators
– Special Education Personnel
– Media Specialists
– School Counselors & Psychologists
– Social Workers (all levels)
– Law Enforcement/SRO
– Counselors & Therapists

8:00-8:30Registration
8:30-10:00

Boyology: Understanding Boys Inside and Out

  • Male vs. Female Brain
    • Four primary differences
    • The Role of Hormones
    • Gray Matter vs. White Matter
  • Mythology of Manhood
  • Creating Intentional Awareness
10:00-10:15Break
10:15-12:00

Creating a Classroom Environment for Success

  • 7 Steps to Preventing “Boydom”
  • Supporting Boys’ Developmental Needs
  • Teaching Social/Emotional Competencies
  • Creating a Positive School Culture
  • Supporting a Healthy Image of Manhood
12:00-1:00Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:30

Practical Strategies that Work

  • Flipped vs. Traditional
  • Room Setup
  • 1-Second Rule
  • Media and Movement
  • Proximity
    • Hover-and-Approach: 4 Steps
    • Pre-teaching & Prompts
  • Praise Ratio
  • Avoiding the F-Cycle
2:30 – 2:45Break
2:45-3:45

Building Boy: Group and Individual Interventions

  • Restorative Practices
  • Circle Up
  • Mindful Moment
  • Group Activities
3:45-4:15Question and Answer Session
(Optional attendance)
Individual Registration

Groups 3-9

Groups 10+

Early Registration
$149 USD
$124 USD
$109 USD
Advanced Registration
$169 USD
$144 USD
$129 USD
Regular Registration
$189 USD
$164 USD
$149 USD
Your registration fee includes refreshments and materials. It does not include meals, hotel accommodations or parking.
Register 30 days prior to Seminar date and save! Groups of 20+, call 1-800-251-6805 for special pricing
GROUP DISCOUNTS
When 3 or more people register together from the same school district or agency, each participant is entitled to a $25 USD discount off their registration fee. To receive this discount, all participants in the group must register at the same time and have a single group representative as the contact person.
CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations incur a $20 administrative fee andmust be received in writing or electronically seven days prior to seminar. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Developmental Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any seminar in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned. If for any reason the seminar is not held, Developmental Resources’ liability is limited to a refund of the registration fee paid. If you miss the cancellation deadline, and are unable to either attend the training or send a substitute, we will issue a voucher that is valid for two years. It is transferrable to a colleague and may be applied toward any of our professional development events.

Certificates of Completion for this seminar, which indicate 6 contact hours of Continuing Education, will be available at the end of the seminar upon completion of a course evaluation. In many cases, depending on your Profession and Jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your Continuing Education and Professional Development efforts. We suggest that you contact your local Board or Governing Agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline. Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved Provider for the following National and Regional Accrediting Agencies.

Developmental Resources Inc. ACE #:1053 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Developmental Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/13/2016 – 8/13/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Developmental Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5602. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Seminar Information

Click On Each City for Event Time, Location & Registration Information

january

30jan8:30 am4:00 pmCharlotte, NCLost Boys

Boys are more likely to drop out of school, and make up only 43 percent of college students. Millions of boys are being lost along the path to academic success and career achievement in today’s knowledge economy. Teacher bias regarding behavior, rather than academic performance, penalizes boys as early as kindergarten. On average, boys receive lower behavioral assessment scores, and those scores affect teachers’ overall perceptions of boys’ intelligence and achievement.

Rather than penalize boys’ high energy – as traditional classroom methods often do – successful teachers are learning to take advantage of male liveliness, curiosity and thirst for competition. Unless educators stop to consider whether traditional methods are working for both genders, boys will continue to get the short end of the educational stick.

This powerful one-day seminar helps educators understand the structural, chemical and processing differences between boys’ and girls’ brains. It helps educators support boys’ developmental needs, while teaching them social /emotional competencies. Attendees will discover innovative strategies, as well as group and individual interventions, to help boys achieve their highest academic potential.

Teachers, counselors, administrators and other educators will leave with practical tools to support developmental needs and specific activities to get boys learning while reducing their risk for academic failure, dropping out and underachievement.

Learning Objectives

In this seminar you will learn to:

– Explain how boys’ brains work including the chemistry and structure.
– Identify the differences in the ways girls and boys focus.
– Recognize the role of hormones, specifically testosterone and dopamine
– Demonstrate classroom strategies to support boys’ developmental needs
– Contrast the difference between natural aggression and bullying.

8:00-8:30Registration
8:30-9:00

Critical Insights about Student Mental Wellness

  • Student Challenges: Mental Wellness vs. Mental Illness
  • Why Traditional Discipline Practices Often Fail
  • Essential and Effective Supports Educators can Provide
9:00-10:15

“Acting In” and “Acting Out” Disorders: How do These Look in the Classroom

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma – Including PTSD
  • Oppositional Defiant Disorder
  • Asperger’s and High-Functioning Autism
  • Mood Disorders – Depression, Early Onset Bipolar, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder
10:30-11:30

Key #1 Owning Who You Are: Coaching Students to

  • Learn About their Temperaments
  • Monitor Early Warning Signs and Feelings
  • Calm Themselves with Relaxation Training
  • Assert Themselves to Get Needs Met
  • Solve Conflicts/Problems through Behavior Training
11:30-12:30Lunch (on your own)
12:30-1:45

Key #2 Reasonable Accommodations in the Classroom

  • Specific to Cognitive & Emotional Needs

Key #3 Prevention: Avoiding Escalation

  • Help with Routines
  • Teaching, Re-teaching and Cuing
  • Organizing and Prioritizing Information
2:00-3:30

Key #4 No Stigma Zone

  • Creating a Climate of Understanding in Your Classroom
  • Teaching “Brain Health”
  • Promoting Non-judgmental Language

KEY #5: A Positive & Welcoming Climate

  • Building Tiered Supports in a Positive and Prevention- Focused Schools
    • PBIS, RTI, MTSS
  • Connecting with Families
  • Finding the Strengths of Neuro-Diverse Learners
  • Putting it All in Place: Planning for Change
3:30-4:00Q & A

– Classroom Teachers
– Principals
– Special Education Personnel
– School Counselors & Psychologists
– Other Administrators
– Social Workers (all levels)
– Law Enforcement/SRO
– Counselors & Therapists in Agencies & Private Practice
– Media Specialists

Individual Registration

Groups 3-9

Groups 10+

Early Registration
$149 USD
$124 USD
$109 USD
Advanced Registration
$169 USD
$144 USD
$129 USD
Regular Registration
$189 USD
$164 USD
$149 USD
Your registration fee includes refreshments and materials. It does not include meals, hotel accommodations or parking.
Register 30 days prior to Seminar date and save! Groups of 20+, call 1-800-251-6805 for special pricing
GROUP DISCOUNTS
When 3 or more people register together from the same school district or agency, each participant is entitled to a $25 USD discount off their registration fee. To receive this discount, all participants in the group must register at the same time and have a single group representative as the contact person.
CANCELLATION POLICY
All cancellations incur a $20 administrative fee andmust be received in writing or electronically seven days prior to seminar. No refunds will be issued on cancellations received after that date. Substitutions are welcome at any time. Developmental Resources, Inc. reserves the right to cancel any seminar in the event of insufficient registration, in which case a full refund will be returned. If for any reason the seminar is not held, Developmental Resources’ liability is limited to a refund of the registration fee paid. If you miss the cancellation deadline, and are unable to either attend the training or send a substitute, we will issue a voucher that is valid for two years. It is transferrable to a colleague and may be applied toward any of our professional development events.
“The presenter is clearly extremely well educated on this topic and did an excellent job. This is by far the best training I have been to in over 30 years of teaching.”
High School Teacher
Richmond, VA
 
“This was an excellent seminar. I learned so many practical strategies to help my male students. This information should be brought to every school.”
Middle School Counselor
Houston, TX
 
“The information on the the male and female brain as well as the chemical and structural differences between the two was extremely insightful and will help me be a better teacher!”
Elementary School Teacher
Cincinnati, OH
 
“I’ve been searching for ways to improve my effectiveness as a teacher to the boys in my classes and I’ve finally found some methods that will help me!”
High School Teacher
Jacksonville, FL

Certificates of Completion for this seminar, which indicate 6 contact hours of Continuing Education, will be available at the end of the seminar upon completion of a course evaluation. In many cases, depending on your Profession and Jurisdiction, this Certificate of Completion is sufficient for tracking your Continuing Education and Professional Development efforts. We suggest that you contact your local Board or Governing Agency to see exactly what steps are necessary for approval in your particular discipline. Please note that Developmental Resources is also an approved Provider for the following National and Regional Accrediting Agencies.

Developmental Resources Inc. ACE #:1053 is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) Program. The Developmental Resources, Inc. maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/13/2016 – 8/13/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits. Social workers participating in this course will receive 6.0 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Developmental Resources has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5602. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.

Seminar Presenter

Steph Jensen, MS, LPC

Steph Jensen, MS, LPC

*In case of an emergency, another qualified presenter will substitute

Steph Jensen is an award-winning author and international speaker recognized for her insight and with research, practical strategies and humor to address challenging behaviors and build positive relationships with kids. She has held positions as classroom teacher, education consultant and international speaker. She holds a master’s degree in clinical counseling, focusing her efforts on adolescent and family issues.

In recent years, Stephanie has applied her passion for adolescents to focus on the dynamics of relational aggression, social-emotional learning, and positive behavior interventions. Stephanie is currently the Director of Community Contracts for Boys Town in Boys Town, NE. She is the author of Thrive in the Hive: Surviving the Girl’s World of Good and Bad Relationship Bee-haviors, Mom’s Choice Award-winning Princess Priscilla and the Bully-Bee Day, Princess Priscilla and the Mood Ring Rainbow and her latest Princess Priscilla and the Great Beezilla!

Questions? Let us know!

Special Accommodations

If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please fax or email our office at least two weeks prior to event. Also, please note your request on your registration form.

Lost Boys Resources

The Minds of Boys

by Michael Gurian and Kathy Stevens

Michael Gurian’s blockbuster bestseller The Wonder of Boys is the bible for mothers, fathers, and educators on how to understand and raise boys. It has sold over 400,000 copies, been translated into 17 languages, and sells over 25,000 every year, which is more than any other book on boys in history. To follow up on this first book, which launched the boy’s movement, he has now written this revolutionary new book which confronts what he and a lot of other parents and teachers in this country truly believe to be a “boy’s crisis”.

Gurian presents a whole new way of solving the problem based on the success of his program in schools across the country, the latest research and application of neuro-biological research on how boys’ brains actually work and how they can learn very well if they’re properly taught.

Anyone who cares about the future of our boys must read this book.

The Wonder of Boys

by Michael Gurian

In this insightful and practical book, Michael Gurian describes what boys need to become strong, responsible, sensitive men. Instead of encouraging us to stifle boys natural propensities for competition and aggression, Gurian offers effective and practical guidelines for channeling them. He shows how the evils boys are susceptible to, including gang activity, sexual misconduct, and crime, become necessary outlets when positive role models and adult support are not available.Most important, Gurian explains what a boy really needs a primary and an extended family, relationships with mentors, and intense support from his school and community±and details how we can provide these things for the boys we love.

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Self-regulation includes a universal set of skills necessary for academic success emotional control and healthy social interaction. With this single resource, teachers, counselors and administrators will be able to address children’s anger problems, academic performance, challenges, anxieties, school safety issues, self-esteem, social skills and much more. From the creator of the popular web-based Challenge Software program for children comes a resource that provides a solid yet flexible foundation for intervention. The individual strategies are presented in a simple step-by-step process using lessons activities and reproducible worksheets. These strategies can be used individually for a quick intervention with children. They can also be used to create dozens of unique curricula tailor-made to target specific problem areas for small groups or classrooms.As the term ‘self-regulation’ suggests this approach focuses on teaching children how to regulate their own emotions and behaviors. The authors have split the self-regulation training process into three functional areas: physical, emotional, and cognitive. Using strategies based soundly upon the evidence base of cognitive-behavioral psychology this resource will help you move children progressively through skill areas in each of these three domains.The strategies are creative fresh and engaging in a way to help create change quickly. This resource was designed to help professionals increase the long-term impact of their work with children.A CD-ROM of reproducible worksheets is included with the book.

Helping Teens Learn Self-Regulation with CD

This program provides a solid, yet flexible, foundation for intervention with adolescents. The strategies are presented in simple, step-by-step lessons, activities and reproducible worksheets. These strategies can be used for quick interventions with individual adolescents. They can also be used to create dozens of unique curricula, tailor-made to target specific problem areas for small groups or classrooms in middle and secondary schools.
As the term self-regulation suggests, this approach emphasizes teaching teens how to regulate their own emotions and behaviors. The author has split the self-regulation training process into three functional areas: physical, emotional, and cognitive. Using strategies based soundly upon evidence-based cognitive-behavioral psychology, this resource will help you move teens progressively through skill areas in each of these three areas.
This resource was designed to help professionals increase the long-term impact of their work with teens. Versatile and complimentary of most of the current social/emotional philosophies used with adolescents today, the strategies are creative, fresh, and engaging in a way to help bring about sustainable personal change, quickly.

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