ARK for Teachers

How can ARK benefit my school?

If we want to elevate students' academic performance, reduce the dropout rate, and lessen the potential for violence in our schools, it is as important for teachers to relate well to the kids as it is to teach the curriculum.

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.

ARK for Teachers 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.

ARK for Teachers is the approach of choice among leading educators across the country. ARK utilizes a small group, peer-mentoring format with other teachers supporting you through your journey to become a better teacher. The course is broken into eleven sessions (conducted semi-monthly over the first six months of the school year), providing eleven professional development hours (CEUs) that make a tremendous impact in elevating the socio/emotional climate of a school. ARK enables teachers to reduce school truancy, drop out-rates, and violence by establishing nurturing relationships with their students. A positive student/teacher relationship produces higher academic performance because students work harder for a teacher they think cares about them, even if it is the most demanding teacher at the school. It also reduces teacher burnout by relieving stress and creating peer-mentoring groups among teachers and counselors.

Schools and school districts across the country are utilizing ARK for Teachers as a powerful tool in enhancing the social/emotional climate on their campuses. Educators also have a wide choice of other options in employing the ARK Group's vast array of materials. Many schools are using ARK for Teens as a behavioral corrective in lieu of sending teenagers to in-school or out-of-school suspension classes. ARK for Kids is a wonderful program for elementary school teachers and counselors to use in building self-esteem and enhancing the relational and decision-making skills of 2nd through 5th grade children. Some school districts are collaborating with local Truancy Courts, using ARK for Parents and ARK for Teens as a means of restoring healthy family/school relationships.

ARK speakers have had the privilege of conducting teacher workshops all across the country. We always invite the teachers to close their eyes and spend a few moments thinking about the teacher who contributed the most to their development when they were students. They always talk about the teachers who cared about them, teachers who paid attention to what they had to say, teachers who enabled them to be the best that they could be. Rather than recalling a teacher who taught them to conjugate a verb or how to do the multiplication tables, it's always a teacher who they felt "cared for them."

We hope that ARK for Teachers will provide you with the tools for conveying unconditional love and care to your students, thereby increasing their self-esteem and helping encourage responsible behavior. We also hope that, years from now when people are asked to name the teacher that contributed the most to their lives while they were growing up, the teacher that many will remember will be YOU!

To order ARK for Teachers for your school, visit our online store. You can also contact us at 888-ARK-8922 (888-275-0744), or ARK@thearkgroup.com (email the ARK Group) to discuss ARK (Adults Relating to Kids) resources and options.

ARK is a State Certified Provider of Teacher Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). ARK's Texas Certified Provider number is 500597. For more information, please see http://www.sbec.state.tx.us/SBECOnline/certinfo/cpe.pdf

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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. 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 violence in our schools. ARK for Teachers utilizes a small group, peer-mentoring format with other teachers supporting you through your journey to become a better teacher. 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.

To order ARK for your school or school district, visit our online store. You can contact us at 888-ARK-8922 (888-275-0744), or ARK@thearkgroup.com (email the ARK Group) to discuss ARK for Teachers resources and options.