ARK For Teachers

ARK for Teachers

How can ARK benefit my school?

The exciting, new paradigm in education today is the emphasis upon “empathetic teaching.” Studies (Stanford University, 2016) show that students perform better and behave better for teachers they think care about them. ARK for Teachers is a nationally-acclaimed process for the acquiring of empathetic skills that can be applied in the classroom.



A Sam Houston State University study shows that, with the implementation of ARK’s premier empathetic teaching tool, the “ARK School Program,” there was a 37% reduction in out-of-school suspensions (over a three-year period) among 9th graders at Aldine ISD in Houston.

Developed in response to research conducted in cooperation with the late Ron Lorimar of the University of Texas School of Public Health, ARK for Teachers helps teachers to create nurturing classroom environments and caring relationships with students. The result is an elevation of a school’s social-emotional climate and the creation of an optimal learning environment.

The principles embodied in ARK are a primary element in creating a nurturing environment in our schools. Practicing these principles of unconditional love and care are essential if we are elevate academic performance, lower the dropout rate, and reduce the incidences of misbehavior and violence.

Dr. Ruby Payne, “A Framework for Understanding Poverty”

The ARK process also helps teachers with 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.

ARK for Teachers tools may be accessed through one-day workshops or through an on-going, small-group School Program.

“Creating a Culture of Care” Workshops

1. “Creating a Classroom Culture of Care”

For teachers, administrators, and counselors, this one-day workshop will:

· Renew your passion for teaching and learning in today’s changing and challenging educational environment.

· Provide tools for reconnecting and revitalizing your staff-student relationships.

· Restore your sense of purpose, helping you to recapture the excitement of engaging in the most important—and most difficult—profession in the world.

· Immerse participants in the “empathetic model” of teaching.

2. “Creating a Campus Culture of Care”

For administrators, counselors, and teachers, this one-day workshop will:

· Provide the relational tools—teacher/student, teacher/teacher, and teacher/administrative staff—that are necessary in elevating the social-emotional climate.

· Teach specific techniques to initiate and maintain solution-seeking dialogue.

· Provide skills and materials for participants to implement a small-group process where teachers can peer-mentor, problem-solve, and team-build together.

· Immerse participants in the “empathetic model” of teaching.

· Prerequisite course—“Creating a Classroom Culture of Care”

See our ARK Store to purchase these exciting, ground-breaking “Creating a Culture of Care” Workshops that are specifically designed for elevating your teaching and/or administrating skills. Or contact us at 888-ARK-8922 (888-275-0744) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The “ARK School Program”

The ARK School Program is an exciting small-group process that allows teachers to problem-solve, peer-mentor, and team-build as they seek to become more empathetic in their teaching. The Program consists of eleven meetings conducted twice a month over a six-month period.

The sessions provide eleven professional development hours (CEUs), and give teachers practical, easy-to-apply information on how to nurture and discipline students. An additional fifteen professional-development hours can be obtained through our ARK for Teachers online course.

The ARK School Program has been successfully implemented around the country at all levels—from pre-K through high school. The materials (manuals and videos) are age-graded and include 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

Go to the ARK Store to purchase this dynamic group-process approach to great teaching. Or contact us at 888-ARK-8922 (888-275-0744) or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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