“America’s #1 resilience speaker is coming to MSTA Convention”
Keynote Title: One Rule to Rule Them All
Keynote Description: You only need one rule in the classroom to manage student behavior - The Golden Rule. “Treating students the way you want to be treated” not only keeps you from repelling students away from you, but it actually attracts them to you. Even the students that give you the most amount of trouble are not immune to the rule's transformative power. The rule also works when dealing with difficult parents, unpleasant staff members, or even your ornery kids at home. In this keynote, social psychologist Dr. Brooks Gibbs breaks down the science behind the Golden Rule with strategies for wielding its power in the classroom. Using humor and practical insight, Dr. Brooks presents a fresh look at a 3,000-year-old maxim for dealing with difficult people.
Deep Dive: SQUABBLES: Games for Conflict Resolution
Social Psychologist Dr. Brooks Gibbs takes a playful approach to the painful problem of aggression on campus. For 20+ years, he has taught educators how to manage conflict on the classroom level before things escalate to administration. He has developed a library of lessons, games, and quick interventions to teach resilience-building techniques that will empower students to cure themselves of offendability. This is not another "anti-bullying" presentation... in fact, it is an anti-anti-bullying presentation that promotes an educational approach to managing aggression rather than a legal one. Come learn a systematic and practical way to help students learn how to solve their own social problems. There will be plenty of time for Q & A.