Staff Training

Comprehensive Staff Development

S4K offers a full range of staff development services that bring over three decades of research into today’s classrooms using the focused content of the S4K series. Through world-class workshops, in-service training, keynotes, and coaching, our associates have helped transform school districts nationwide. They have the experience and expertise to bring lasting positive change to your school.

As successful teachers and administrators in some of the country’s most challenging districts, our associates are uniquely qualified to tailor a program to fit your needs. Instead of painting your school with a one-size-fits-all brush, we customize a plan to your specific needs, whether districtwide, school-wide, in the classroom, or for individual students. Training ranges from a concentrated one-day in-service to multiyear projects. No two schools, no two classrooms are alike and each S4K program respects and reflects this understanding.

Materials from S4k Programs offer proactive and positive strategies for improving:

  • School-wide responsibility and discipline
  • Classroom management
  • Positive behavior support
  • Motivation
  • School culture and climate

District/School-wide Positive Behavior Support (Foundations)

Our district and school-wide professional development draws schools and districts together to make meaningful improvements in climate, safety, and connectedness. By helping staff adopt a common vocabulary and approach, use data-driven decision-making, supervise common areas, and so forth, our associates weave various strands of behavior management into a cohesive whole without taking away teachers’ most essential assets for effectiveness—their individuality and personal touch.

Classroom Management

Our classroom management staff development helps teachers design (or fine-tune) behavioral plans that fit their personal styles and the needs of their students. Your teachers will learn how to teach students to behave responsibly and how to instill a desire in their students to be productive and positive contributors. Built on respect for the dignity and worth of every child, our strategies are effective because they are data-driven and grounded in the most current research.

Individual Student Response to Intervention (Interventions)

The most challenging students present an array of disruptive behaviors — from resistance to defiance — that may cut into the learning time of others. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our associates will train your staff to analyze the motivations behind these acting-out behaviors and offer straightforward strategies for replacing them with responsible and respectful behaviors. Through simple yet powerful principles — structuring for success, teaching expectations, observing and monitoring, interacting positively, and correcting calmly — your staff can learn to dispel problems and at the same time create solutions to improve the climate of the entire classroom.

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