Taking the lessons from Whale Done!, Dr. Cynthia Zurchin set out to improve the learning environment for the children in her school. As principal of Schaeffer Elementary School, Dr. Zurchin faced a mountain of obstacles in her extremely challenging district. Not only has she succeeded in turning her school around by utilizing the positive reinforcement principles that we know work, she is changing lives on a daily basis.
“When we instituted a Whale Done-based program at Schaeffer Elementary we saw suspensions go down 95 percent, and math and reading proficiency improved dramatically. These principles work-kids really respond!” —Dr. Cynthia Zurchin, Principal, Schaeffer Elementary School, Pittsburgh
We found the work of Dr. Zurchin and her tireless staff of teachers so inspirational that after visiting their school and meeting her fortunate and bright students, the next book in the Whale Done series was initiated. Look for this heart-warming book in 2011.
Watch a video of the incredible true story of this Whale Done School!
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Whale Done Schools Keynote Appearances and Seminars
Precision Behavior offers keynote speeches, instructional seminars and interactive half-day workshops utilizing the positive reinforcement-based lessons in the best-seller Whale Done, presented specifically for the education setting.
Teachers and principals alike will love the behavioral improvement they will see almost immediately in their students. Following this proven approach, educators learn to:
- Increase desirable behavior in students
- Decrease attention-getting outbursts and disruptive displays
- Be the example via a positive culture
- Provide children with a fun environment in which to learn
- Change the lives of children whom others might consider a “lost cause.”
Ideal for any school district looking to improve the behavior and overall academic achievement of their students. This program works with all levels of students and is currently being implemented in many grade-levels in the Pittsburgh area. This would be an ideal presentation for any educational conference.
Contact us to book your Whale Done Schools keynote or seminar today!