ARK for Schools combines cutting-edge self-esteem research with the very best in current teaching theory. The result is a learning environment in which educators can learn new skills and can increase their ability to give young people the nurture that allows children to value themselves and become productive, successful members of society. ARK for Teachers helps teachers to address the practical aspects of teaching. It deals with topics such as effective discipline, dealing with the rebellious student, creating a nurturing classroom environment, understanding brain development, and instilling responsibility.
When teachers are intentional about creating a nurturing classroom environment, it tremendously increases the chances of their students staying in school and behaving responsibly in the classroom. Students perform better and behave better for teachers they think care about them.
The ARK (Adults Relating to Kids) process has been successfully implemented around the country at all levels—from pre-K through high school. The concepts embodied in ARK are proven tools for elevating academic performance and reducing classroom misbehavior. ARK for Teachers utilizes a small group, peer-mentoring format with teachers supporting each other through their journey to become better teachers.
The course is divided into eleven sessions that provide eleven professional development hours (CEUs), and give teachers practical, easy-to-apply information on how to nurture and discipline students and elevate their self-esteem. An additional fifteen professional development hours can be obtained through our ARK for Teachers online course.
ARK for Teachers materials provide three options: ARK for Pre-K and Kindergarten Teachers, ARK for Elementary Teachers, and ARK for Secondary Teachers.
“ARK works because we have real discussions about our students and specific issues we encounter in our classroom. We brainstorm and share workable solutions rather than depend solely on theoretic ideas. ARK is practicable."
Jervasia Phillip—teacher, Dallas ISD