If you have ten to fifteen people (or more) at your organization interested in being trained now as Building Belonging in the Classroom CFG® coaches, reach out to us today!
We also want to hear from you if you are an individual educator interested in this training; we may have Open Trainings focused on this topic available for you soon. Read more below.
Let NSRF help bring belonging to your classrooms!
NSRF is piloting a NEW focused five-day training titled Building Belonging in the Classroom. This work is an extension of mindset research from Stanford University (PERTS and the Scholars Mindset Network) and is also supported by Relational Cultural Theory.Even though these researchers have not looked specifically into our work, their findings confirm the effectiveness of NSRF trust-building processes facilitated in CFG communities for more than 25 years! Now NSRF is formalizing the process of carrying the critical work of Building Belonging into the classrooms for students’ direct benefit.
In the Building Belonging in the Classroom training, educators learn new ways of using familiar NSRF foundational materials, as well as brand-new activities designed specifically for middle- and high-school-aged students. By following a specific sequence of procedures and activities, educators recognize how to build belonging and avoid the risk of accidentally making things worse.
So far, we have successfully piloted Building Belonging in the Classroom trainings two times and are looking for more opportunities. The relief that the participating educators felt after taking the Building Belonging in the Classroom training was clear:
“Now we have some tools to help!” ~ New Building Belonging in the Classroom Coach
“As a teacher, I think we always worry that we are supposed to have all the answers. I definitely do not — and that is okay. I now have a group — a crew — to lean on for support and knowledge.” ~ New Building Belonging in the Classroom Coach
“I thought the five-day training was insightful and impactful in order to help us change our way of things and to bring effective, lasting change to our school community.” ~ New Building Belonging in the Classroom Coach
Also, participants gave rave reviews for our one-day Building Belonging workshop which focused upon encouraging a sense of belonging for the coming school year. Reflections gathered revealed the value of utilizing protocols in teams and learning to apply them:
“We had the chance to have good conversation with colleagues we don’t normally speak with, utilizing respectful protocols and honouring each other’s presence. It was also encouraging to be able to discuss information regarding the acceptance of others in order to foster a sense of belonging. A very positive start to the new school year!” ~ Workshop Participant
“I would like to see productive and purposeful sessions like this one held throughout the year. We need to be intentional about establishing a sense of belonging and not just expect it to happen.”~ Workshop Participant
Our number is 812-330-2702. We’re open Monday-Friday, 9-5 Eastern Time, but can set appointments to speak with you outside our regular business hours as necessary. If you’d like to complete a webform so we can answer your questions by email or have a quicker conversation, please click the “Contact Us” button to get started.
The fastest way to improve educator practices and shift your culture positively is by having a group of CFG coaches trained who will launch multiple communities throughout your organization. Schedule a five-day CFG Coaches’ Training at your site, with an agenda tuned to your needs, usually at less expense per-person than other training options.
You can gain the advantages of BOTH on-site and open trainings if you have five to nine people ready to become CFG Coaches. Hosting an On-Site+Open Training at your organization means that you partially fill the training with your own staff, and we’ll help you sell the remaining seats.
In three days, administrators receive a great overview of CFG work and learn protocols to improve their meetings and other administrative tasks. We encourage administrators to be trained separately from their staff to facilitate openness and trust, and since admins do not need coach certification, this three-day option works best for everyone.
If your certified CFG coaches need a refresher or focused training on one or more categories of protocols (observation, student work, dilemmas, etc.), we can design an on-site training to meet your specific needs. One-day, two-day, or more, depending on what your coaches want to learn and what the time and resources will allow.
Collaborating with professionals in a variety of related fields, NSRF incorporates our skills and resources to bring you new training opportunities on specialized topics. Read more about these exclusive new offerings, and use the contact form linked below to let us know of your interests.
If you’re facing schoolwide dilemmas or other challenging meetings, sometimes it’s best for those to be facilitated by a skilled professional facilitation with a bit of distance from the problems. NSRF skilled facilitators can work with you to design and then lead a meeting that will accomplish your meeting goals and keep you, personally, out of the “hot seat.”