Honoring Educators During Teacher Appreciation Week and Beyond

With National Teacher Day coming up on Tuesday, May 7 as part of next week’s Teacher Appreciation Week, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank educators for their hard work and dedication.
Here at CPI, we all have memories of teachers who really connected with us when we were students. As parents, we all know teachers who know how to reach our kids, and who inspire them to succeed. As a training organization, we have the opportunity to work with and support educators every day who are committed to creating positive learning climates for all students.
While succeeding in any career requires intelligence and devotion, being an exceptional teacher requires more. Teaching necessitates a broad set of skills in academics, naturally, but also classroom and behavior management and student-centered compassion.
Training and development is an essential part of achieving success. Teachers who have the skills to reduce challenging behavior are better able to focus their time and effort on teaching.
There are a number of ways we help schools and districts train and develop staff to reduce difficult student behaviors, including:
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training
    When school staff are trained in our flagship Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® program, they get reality-based techniques for restoring calm, reducing the need for physical restraint and seclusion, and safely handling dangerous situations.
  • PBIS Integration
    If you’re a Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Certified Instructor, you can conduct trainings using specialty workbooks to help you center your trainings on a comprehensive Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) plan. Check out our alignment [PDF] to learn about the connection between our training and PBIS.
  • Advanced Courses
    We offer a variety of advanced courses that help you tailor your trainings for staff who support students with ASD, for staff who want to enhance their verbal and nonverbal communication skills, for staff who work with children who have experienced trauma, and more.

I’m thrilled to head a company that supports the efforts of dedicated educators who strive to help our children learn and succeed. I’m excited about next week’s display of appreciation for the professionals who lend their passion, hearts, and skills to ensuring that all students thrive in safe environments.
I encourage you to take a look at our Teacher Resources board on Pinterest. And please let me know—what do you have planned in your school to honor the hard work you do every day?

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