Teaching is demanding and sometimes frustrating. So what keeps educators coming back day after day, determined to improve kids' lives?
The answer, for most, is caring relationships — with the students they are helping to become better people and the colleagues they work, laugh and cry with in the trenches every day.
The Guided Journey is a staff development course that helps you build more effective relationships.
- It combines the practical wisdom of The FISH! Philosophy with sound educational research to help you:
- Forge strong connections with students that inspire them to want to be their best.
- Foster a supportive culture where staff regularly celebrates and recharges each other.
- Build a trusting environment where everyone feels safe and excited to learn.
- Develop clear expectations that are shared and owned by everyone in the classroom.
- Guide students to examine their behavior when it doesn't work and take responsibility for more successful choices.
How it Works:
The Guided Journey includes 10 units. Each unit starts with a short video featuring educators who use The FISH! Philosophy to meet the same challenges you face daily. After the video, the facilitator takes the group through questions and activities in their workbooks that ignite important conversations about the culture they want to create and the educators they want to be. Each unit also provides strategies to turn intentions into action.
Whether you are introducing FISH! or renewing your commitment, The Guided Journey helps staff internalize the philosophy into their daily actions and attitudes. It's great for monthly faculty meetings, workshops or study groups. And it builds unity, giving staff the opportunity to learn from and support each other.
Buy The Guided Journey and add Guided Journey workbooks for each staff member to create a meaningful, affordable professional development program for your entire staff.
If you don't own the FISH! film and want to learn more about The FISH! Philosophy, purchase the FISH! For Schools Starter Kit (includes the FISH! video and the Guided Journey).
Learn more about the entire FISH! For Schools family of products.