Leadership and Teambuilding Training

The Motivated Block Training System

hqdefaultManaging people efficaciously and productively is the primary objective of every organisation. That is where it becomes quintessential to make way for team building and leadership skills which paves way for result-oriented behavior among the members, be it employees of corporate sector or students working on a project. It is true that single person possess limited information, techniques and ability to handle huge amount of work but ‘team’ creates easy access to vast information and expertise pool. That’s why team work is always considered as the foundation of a successful endeavor. Team leaders are therefore, indispensable in order to manage team and provide guidance to ensure effective and high quality, productive work. Leader should be aware of capability of each individual of team, assign work according to it and keep track of all of them should follow by. It is true that genuine leadership skills are rare to found and becoming quite cumbersome to develop, these days, in the wake of emerging trend of heterogeneity and multicultural groups in our society, work places and academic circles. To incorporate the diversity there is need for all-encompassing program which pave way for the enlightened and profitable future. This is the main reason why there is indelible utility of motivated block training system for the teachers, students and corporate people if they want to be the forerunners in this intensely competitive world. It is universally acknowledged, “Actions speak louder than words”. This program emphasis greatly on the enhancement of the non verbal cues like body language, expressions and tone of voice to facilitate the team building over the conventional methods of relying on the communication channels only. The different section of the motivated Block training system is em-blazed with the ‘The motivation hygiene theory’ which primarily focuses on the creative and practical way of motivating others to work diligently in a team. This also give due consideration in fostering compliance as well as technique to assert and delegate properly. These are the crucial aspects that pave way for the success of any organisation both commercial as well as academic. Yes, it is the cornucopia of finding the best ever solutions, techniques, practical exercises for igniting enthusiasm among the team so that they can connect wholeheartedly in a team for cumulative work effort. The results are indeed astonishing in terms of higher academic scores, increased involvement in the group activities, hike in productivity and indubitably, the optimum actualization of personal interest of each participant. There is no arena of an organisation which this program avoids. Its holistic nature makes it one of the most apt models to invigorate a monotonous work place with endless possibilities. To witness more you can seek this program at http://motivatedpresenters.com/training/student-programs/ and watch a video of the training system in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPwClxA0Osc to get the real essence of the program. It would certainly prove to be a gratifying experience to facilitate committed teammates towards one objective and see the “miracle” happening.  All this is possible only with the effective implementation of an apt program that delivers exactly what it promises.

Motivated Teacher

A motivated teacher ensures the upkeep of students and a motivated student ensures upkeep of the entire society. Such is the power of a learned, knowledgeable and inspired teacher, he/she trains the entire future of the nation and thus every effort should be made to keep them motivated all the time. Teacher-student relationship is not new to the world, it has been there since many centuries however, what has changed is the equation of learning. There was a time when only the students were required to be cognizant with the facts and things related to their subject and world in totality, they were expected to be positively charged all the time, however now the same kind of motivation and outlook is expected from the teachers. Students no longer wish to study from autocrats instead they expect to interact with learned and friendly faces and www.motivatedteacher.com brings the best possible methods to ensure the same.

The biggest challenge that many school administrators’ face today is the increasing levels of dissatisfaction among students regarding their teachers and age-old teaching methods. Traditional ways of teaching no longer work on the students anymore because today when students look at their teachers, they seek empowering coaches and not some dictators. After extensive research and working with  students and teachers of various schools in United States for around 15 years, Bryan Fiese owner of Motivated Proformance Inc. -an organization that conducts teacher in-service programs and offers various interactive fast paced workshops for teachers who face challenges coping up with generation next every day.

The participants of our teacher in-service programs are imparted motivational and communicational skills that help them interact freely and confidently with their students. There are separate sessions for improving leadership skills as well. At Motivated Performance Inc, we are very well aware of the fact that engaging students in a lecture is complicated and in order to simplify this task for you, we offer key-notes for conducting motivational lectures for all our participants.  Bryan Fiese’s “10 Rules of Student Engagement” keynote serves dual purpose- firstly to motivate  teachers to perform their duties in better and interesting manner and secondly, engaged in their lectures, teachers start understanding the techniques and ways of engaging their own students in classrooms.

The wide array of interactive and innovative training workshops and sessions provided by our organization not just prove extremely helpful for the school administrators by motivating teachers but also serve another wonderful function of making an educational conference successful and worth attending. Due to the rapid development of educational institutions, a number of companies and event planners organize vivid events that are based on the topics of student-teacher interaction and student motivation etc. These conferences can achieve instant success by hiring professional and experienced keynote speaker that is in touch with student success and teacher improvement.

A number of schools spread across United States have adopted Bryan Fiese methods and have experienced instant improvement in their results and student teacher motivational quotient after organizing one of our teacher-in-service sessions.

Contact Motivated Teacher now and let you teachers experience the true meaning of motivation and your students feel liberated and confident once again.

What Is Student Engagement And How To Ensure It Occurs?

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The process of student engagement is that in which the student is motivated highly to make a conscious effort to learn and in which the learning outcomes are extremely positive. The student in this case is not simply concerned with the signs of the outcomes as in the grades and results but the learning is further extended to ensure that the students have understood  the learning materials and is able to implement it in practical circumstances. This internalization of the learning is brought about by the student as the student is deeply engaged in the learning. The student engagement therefore is a direct result of the efforts and endeavors that teacher or Teacher in-service have undertaken to educate the student and make sure that the learning has taken place.

 The policies drawn out for student engagement also deals not only with academics but encompasses additional aspects associated with the students life, which include previous, school facilities for the successful imparting of education and other measures to inculcate the sense of discipline in the student. Therefore engaging the student is not only academic in nature but it provides the student with holistic development of character and personality. Therefore, student engagement is the optimized learning outcome from the efforts of the student, the teachers and the institution and all these three entities combine to ensure that learning has taken place and that the student has been well engaged in the learning to result in the overall development of the student, enrich the experience of the teacher and the growth of the institution in terms of its reputation.

For an overall student engagement to take place three-dimension engagement process needs to occur and they are the intellectual student engagement, the behavioral student engagement and the emotional student engagement. But in all these three dimensions there is a possibility for both the positive and the negative engagement to take place and it is in this respect that  teachers have a huge role to play as also the institution. The teachers need to play a highly proactive role in developing and steering the students towards positive engagement and non-engagement of the negative aspects. The institution can play the role of motivating teachers   in their endeavors in this respect and teacher training programs can stress on this ideology during the convocation program for teachers.

The roles of the student, the teacher, and the institution combine to bring to affect the process of student engagement. The role of the institution is to provide complete facilities that result in the desired outcome. The role of the teacher is of prime importance in ensuring successful student engagement. The book No Teacher Left Behind Keeping up With and Captivating “Generation Next” in the Classroom by Bryan Fiese, elaborates on the need for programs that ensure teachers are provided with the opportunity to work and dedicate their services to the enriching of such programs like student engagement.  Apart from clarity in the teaching process, the teacher is also required to provide feedback that is not only constructive for the student but also motivates the student to improve and identify the areas for improvement.

Therefore, it is the duty of the adults that the student interacts with that brings about the holistic student engagement which results in a highly skilled and extremely talented manpower resource to the society for its betterment.

 

 

Motivate Your Teachers

 

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Teachers are meant to enhance the knowledge and skill of the students and provide a firm base for their intellectual growth as well as personal development. But have you ever wondered what motivates these teachers to brush up their skills every now and then to match up to the changing times as well as improve their own skills and teaching abilities? Well, to improve the performance of teachers and to help them grow professionally so as to promote the learning of students, many schools conduct Teacher In-service programs. This program involves the participation of all the teachers of a school in informational as well as learning sessions to improve their own teaching capabilities as well as skill building.

Majority of schools devote a few days every year as in-service days for the teachers wherein the students enjoy their day off but the teachers are required to attend the training sessions in order to boost their knowledge and skills in addition to adapting to the new advanced techniques of the changing times. This helps them polish their own teaching methods by implementing new techniques that helps in reaching out to the students in a more effective way and make the study more enjoyable as well as knowledgeable.  Well trained teachers ensure better student achievement and thus, more and more schools and teachers are now keen and opting in for the in-service program that not only polishes and hones the skills of the qualified teachers but also, instills in them the confidence of adapting to new methods including the usage of latest technology or social media as powerful learning tools. This program helps them meet their specific needs in regards to education and teaching as the educator conducting the service is capable of introducing them to new ways to improve their practice in addition to suggesting measures to cater to their specific needs.

Such professional development programs or workshops motivate and encourage the teachers to strive for excellence and aim towards achieving highest level of performance. Moreover, a motivated teacher is satisfied with the job he or she is entitled to and thus, puts in the best foot forward to achieve new heights in teaching.

To help teachers reach soaring heights in their profession which in turn, promotes the development of the students, various motivational programs are undertaken by different providers. One of the most innovative training program is titled  ‘Bryan Fiese’s 10 Rules of Student Enagement’ which is approved through  various states including Texas Education Agency, Kentucky Department of Education, and Arkansas Department of Education in offering CPE credits and is being widely incorporated by various districts of the United States to educate teachers about various ways of creating an engaging learning environment for the students so as to help them connect and maximize the learning experience.

Whether you are an administrator looking for interactive training sessions and fun-filled group activities for your staff or someone in need of a professional orator for an educational event or a convocation, your search ends at Motivated Proformance Inc. as we offer all kinds of motivational consultations for the benefit of the teaching fraternity. We encourage interpersonal communication and introduce unique teaching strategies essential for the growth of teachers as well as the institutions.

Are You a Good Teacher?

Bryan Fiese: No Teacher Left Behind – Keeping Up With and Captivating Generation Next In the Classroom

Are you a good teacher? I assume you are one, since right now you are looking for effective teaching strategies, you are willing to learn a teaching style in your classroom. Certainly you want to teach your students how to get along in life, how to use the knowledge you and your school provide them. You want to see your students as successful, happy, bright grown-ups who can recognize their own unique skills and talents and make the best of them; you make it your mission. You have plenty of students, all of them promising in their own way. You are the one who needs to find their strengths, to help them become creative. You are supposed to make them realize that education is important, it is a path to a good, satisfying, whole life. It all depends on the teaching style in your classroom.

Your profession is a wonderful and hard one. It requires plenty of empathy and patience. It requires effective teaching strategies and an ability to keep your students interested and motivated. Probably you see the downsides of teaching time and again, your students are yawning during classes, they do not care about your advice, they are uninterested in your subject, perhaps they do not understand how important it is to get a proper education, to prepare for their adult lives. How could you help these negative feelings? Can you implement a new teaching style in your classroom?  How could you learn new, effective teaching techniques?

Motivating and empowering your students can help more than ordering them around. A couple of decades ago, motivation via intimidation might have done the trick, however, it does not work any longer. We live in a free, fast-paced world these days, teaching methods and the demands of the world have changed, the expectations are high, and Generation Y and Z are different than students used to be ten years ago. These changing circumstances require different but equally effective teaching techniques.  Teachers should adapt to the change, without getting into laissez faire attitude. How could you keep up the interest of a bunch of active – sometimes too active –, curious, smart students? You cannot force them to want to study more or get interested in a subject, this is obvious. You need effective teaching techniques and a new teaching style in your classroom to make them understand that doing well at school is within their best interests.

Never give up. You can get professional advice from a well-respected writer and education expert, Bryan Fiese, in his amazing book, No Teacher Left Behind – Keeping up with and Captivating Generation Next in the Classroom. This is the second edition of the book, the first one was a hit with teachers and educators. In his book, Bryan Fiese offers effective teaching strategies, he introduces cognitive methods on classroom management, it describes a program that will help you recognize your students’ interests, skills, background knowledge, language skills, their preference in learning, from visual to audiovisual types. This could help you a whole lot when you teach them. From this comprehensive and interesting book, No Teacher Left Behind, you can learn how to be a democratic and respected teacher, to use a new teaching style in your classroom, to provide a safe and motivating environment for your students. You can learn effective teaching strategies on how to solve problems you might have with your students.

Bryan Fiese is the co-founder of Motivated Proformance Inc. He has been working with teachers, administrators and students for 15 years. He has been on television and radio, he has held lots of conferences, workshops, trainings, keynotes and in-services.

 

Vernon, Texas ISD Staff Development Feedback

During the August 2012 convocation and professional development the staff of Vernon ISD had the opportunity to hear a message from Bryan Fiese of Motivated Proformance Inc. In his presentation No Teacher Left Behind Part 2 and Creating a Positive Environment, he challenged each one to consider the commonalities and differences in the generations of students and teachers coming face to face in the classrooms and to determine how best to successfully accomplish the tasks of learning. Through the use of life examples and reflections on the recent past, he brought us face to face with the reality of our students of today. Many positive comments were made by teachers who walked away with a realization and hopefully a method to work with the students of today. Brian was with VISD to present No Teacher Left Behind in 2008. The administration was pleased with the links to the previous session that were made, and for the newest staff, the information was just as pertinent to them. Marylin Leasure Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction – Vernon ISD

Texas Based Education Speaker

Book Review: “No Teacher Left Behind — Keeping Up With and Captivating ‘Generation Next’ in the Classroom” By Bryan Fiese
October 22, 2012 07:39 PM EDT
“These kids today that you are teaching, have been micro-managed from day one,” begins a video on the MotivatedTeacher.com website (http://www.motivatedteacher.com), “. . .They’re showing up in your classroom, looking you in the eye and saying: ‘You better lead me.’”

Current societal trends of having less children and having those children later in life — combined with their Generation X parents’ proclivity for empowering their offspring in family decision-making processes — have produced a school-aged generation that’s brighter, more precocious and more connected to the Information Superhighway than any that has come before.

Bryan Fiese has formulated an extremely motivating style of imparting information that is highly geared toward capturing the attention of these bright, new students which has taken the teaching profession by storm and spawned hundreds of seminars slated to preparing today’s teachers for the challenges they will meet in their classrooms. Now, Bryan is offering these golden nuggets in book form that all parents, grandparents and teachers should be reading if they want to put and keep their kids on top of the learning curve.

Bryan’s methods don’t just work for teaching kids in a classroom situation. His people-managing skills are universal and can help anyone just trying to get along in the world…

His “skill-based learning” model tells us that only 7% of kids in the classroom are actually listening to the words the teacher is saying. 38% are listening solely to the “tone” and inflection of the words being spoken but, 55% are watching the teacher’s body language for cues. It then becomes very important that the teacher have all of these skills down pat if s/he really wants to see actual learning happening.

I have my own experiences with this “body language of the teacher” principle…

When I was in high school, drama was my favorite class — bar none. Our teacher (for all three years) was a dear, humble man for whom all of us students felt a great deal of affection. He tolerated a lot of antics on our parts, not the least of which was one of my little stunts wherein I would say each word he was saying at the exact moment that he said it. He tried “fooling” me by starting to say one word and then quickly switching to another but it never worked. I could see the “fake” coming a mile away as I kept right up with him, word-for-word.

How did I know what our teacher was going to say BEFORE he said it? Two words: “Body Language”. Although they didn’t really have a name for it in my day, that’s what it was… I would watch for his hand gestures, his “stalling” gestures (touching his forehead with the tips of his fingers, straightening his tie, etc.) and his breathing cues — all of which made me able to say each and every word he was going to say before it came out of his mouth.

So I know how important body language is — especially to young people in a learning situation.

This is why I have always advocated dance classes for youngsters. Dance teaches body discipline and something my mother would have called “good carriage” — the way you hold and move your body — the tilt of your head, your hand gestures, the way you walk, all convey loads of information about you and how you feel about the “message” you’re trying to get across.

Bryan Fiese incorporates all of the variables in a wonderfully engaging style that is uniquely his — full of humor and enthusiasm and, before you know it, you’ve actually LEARNED SOMETHING.

Everyone, and I do mean “EVERYONE”, will benefit greatly from reading (and studying) “No Teacher Left Behind” — if you have kids or grandkids in school or not.

For information on how to obtain Bryan’s indispensable book, go to http://www.MotivatedTeacher.com and be sure to watch the short video there — I know you’ll appreciate it and you’ll thank Bryan AND me for sending you!

While you’re at it, visit Bryan’s other great informational webpages:

Career Tech Conference

Career Tech Conference Region 5 on July 22,2012. Get ready to learn how to Motivated , engage and empower students! Full day training being led by Texas Educational Speaker Bryan Fiese.

Wyoming Advanced Education Conference

Teachers left the presentation with tools they could use and a better understanding of generational difference that rule the relationships between teachers and students. How these relationships impact the student’s ability to learn and the teacher’s ability to survive. Everything Bryan said was backed up and supported with research

Learned Helplessness – Great Article by Carmen Reyes

frustrated-studentLearned helplessness is the belief that our own behavior does not influence what happens next; that is, behavior does not control outcomes or results. For example, when a student believes that she is in charge of the outcome, she may think, “If I study hard for this test, I’ll get a good grade.” On the contrary, a learned helpless student thinks, “No matter how hard I study for this test, I’ll always get a bad grade.” In school, learned helplessness relates to poor grades and underachievement, and to behavior difficulties. Students who experience repeated school failure are particularly prone to develop a learned helpless response style. Because of repeated academic failure, these students begin to doubt their own abilities, leading them to doubt that they can do anything to overcome their school difficulties. Consequently, they decrease their achievement efforts, particularly when faced with difficult materials, which leads to more school failure. This pattern of giving up when facing difficult tasks reinforces the child’s belief that he or she cannot overcome his or her academic difficulties.

Learned helplessness seems to contribute to the school failure experienced by many students with a learning disability. In a never-ending cycle, children with a learning disability frequently experience school difficulties over an extended period, and across a variety of tasks, school settings, and teachers, which in turn reinforces the child’s feeling of being helpless.

Characteristics of Learned Helpless Students

Some characteristics of learned helpless children are:

1. Low motivation to learn, and diminished aspirations to succeed in school.

2. Low outcome expectations; that is, they believe that, no matter what they do in school, the outcome will always be negative (e.g. bad grades). In addition, they believe that they are powerless to prevent or overcome a negative outcome.

3. Lack of perceived control over their own behavior and the environmental events; one’s own actions cannot lead to success.

4. Lack of confidence in their skills and abilities (low self-efficacy expectations). These children believe that their school difficulties are caused by their own lack of ability and low intelligence, even when they have adequate ability and normal intelligence. They are convinced that they are unable to perform the required actions to achieve a positive outcome.

5. They underestimate their performance when they do well in school, attributing success to luck or chance, e.g., “I was lucky that this test was easy.”

6. They generalize from one failure situation or experience to other situations where control is possible. Because they expect failure all the time, regardless of their real skills and abilities, they underperform all the time.

7. They focus on what they cannot do, rather than focusing on their strengths and skills.

8. Because they feel incapable of implementing the necessary courses of action, they develop passivity and their school performance deteriorates.