What You Will Learn

In this 90-minute strategy-driven webinar, authors and school climate specialists Sam Stecher and Mark Johnson will provide key insights for improving the learning environment school-wide. They will guide attendees through easy-to-implement, field-tested strategies and activities designed to be used weekly with staff and students to change your school climate.

With zero-based budgets, changing testing, transformed curriculums and data-driven accountability, one constant remains…the number of steps each educator takes between his or her vehicle into the school building and back again. With simple adjustments, what each educator does in between those steps can have tremendous impact on student success.

Johnson and Stecher will discuss practical ways to improve student-to-student, educator-to-student and educator-to-educator relationships while gaining buy-in for climate change efforts.  Attendees will leave with strategies in hand to make an impact the very next time you work with staff or students.  Attendees will also receive free access to web-based support to provide continuous strategies, ideas and to help sustain initiatives in the future.

Webinar Highlights Include: 

  • Improving Relationships
  • Four Fundamental Ways of Human Bonding
  • Lessons Learned in Addressing Challenging Student Behavior
  • Enhancing Student Motivation
  • Involving Stakeholders
  • Recruiting Advocates
  • Gaining Student Buy-In
  • Staff Missions
  • Student Missions
  • Parent/Volunteer Missions

Learning Objectives: 

  • Implement school-wide and community-based interventions.
  • Identify best practices to establish healthy relationships between students and staff. 
  • Create a positive environment while managing challenging behaviors. 
  • Apply stakeholder interactions which foster positive school community bonding on a consistent basis. 
  • Participate and foster participation in activities which enhance the school community climate. 

You Will Also Receive

A PowerPoint presentation will accompany the live presentation. A resource packet including this presentation will be emailed to each registrant via the email address provided at registration.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Mark Johnson & Sam Stecher progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

Grade Levels: K-12

Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Mark Johnson & Sam Stecher
About the Presenter

Mark Johnson began his career as a 5th grade elementary teacher, where he served for twelve years before moving on to become an elementary principal.  He received the Milken Educator Award in 2004 and was also nominated as the New Outstanding Principal for the state of Nebraska in 2011. He currently serves as the Nebraska Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) President, and sits on the Nebraska Council of School Administrators (NCSA) Board. He travels around the country with his friend, Sam Stecher, and speaks to educators about why they have the best jobs in the whole world.

Sam Stecher is presently Superintendent of East Butler Public Schools in Brainard, Nebraska.  Prior to this endeavor he spent several years as an elementary principal and high school dean of students.  He got his start in education as a teacher as a middle school teacher and coach.  He is also co-founder, with Mark Johnson, of educational consulting firm MissionMonday.com – which specializes in providing teachers, schools and communities with interventions to foster a positive school culture. Together they authored It Happens in the Hallway, a dynamic account of the ideas and experiences of Mark and Sam as educators. Through entertaining and poignant storytelling they convey how they have achieved powerful and sustainable impact on the culture of the classrooms and communities they have served.