No Disposable Kids® (NDK)
A Starr Institute for Training program
What's happening at your school?
Low test scores?
Starr Global Learning Network offers a program to help address the issues you as educators and administrators are facing. It's called No Disposable Kids®, or NDK, and it can help head off big problems.
With NDK training, teachers and administrators will learn to recognize the signs and better manage the crises that too often lead to violence in schools. Most sessions are one-day units and the menu options are flexible. Typical sessions address issues like conflict in the classroom, adult responses to crises, and working productively with resistant youth. Together, we assess what's most important to your school's situation and build training to focus on it.
The program is designed to fit within regularly scheduled Professional Development Days and in most cases can count as Continuing Education (CE) credits for teachers.
"Our suspension rate has dropped by over 50% once we implemented the program," said Chuck Tansey, Principal of Edison Elementary School.
After almost 100 years of helping troubled kids find their place in the world, Starr Commonwealth created No Disposable Kids®, a bold initiative consisting of training experiences offered in a number of formats to accommodate your school's limited number of days allotted to professional development. We've all been there. A minor incident at school suddenly takes on a life of its own, escalating into a major school-wide crisis. And all too often, well-meaning adults are right in the middle of it. Why does it happen? How do we adults become part of the solution?
To learn more, please call 800-315-8640 or email Shawn Hertzfeld, Director of Training Initiatives, at [email protected].