Excellent Character, Excellent Schools: The Character Solution
Are there strategies we can teach our children to encourage a thriving attitude? What are the different support options available to rebuild personal connections, teach coping mechanisms, and improve focus in kids?
Xepto Education proudly brings you, Dr. Michele Borba, to answer these questions and more in this event:
Excellent Character, Excellent Schools: THE CHARACTER SOLUTION. This is a FREE EVENT. We will accommodate up to 5 representatives per school. Learn directly from Dr. Michele Borba — an internationally renowned educator and child parenting expert recognized for her strategies to strengthen children’s character and resilience.
Young students today are exposed to various challenges and distractions: digital technologies, economic instabilities, and a divisive political climate, among others. These things can either distract this generation or make them stronger. As educators, it is our duty to help them navigate these challenges and grow up to become responsible and contributing citizens. This session is designed for teachers, administrators, class advisers, and guidance officers who hope to raise students with strong character. This session includes a collection of tools and strategies that have the potential to enhance the solid character and caring hearts in our students. In this conference, participants will learn how to develop a school learning community that enhances self-respect and social responsibility which is essential in enhancing students’ character. Participants will understand what strong character is, recognize not only that it must be taught and can be taught, and experience literally dozens of ways to instantly enhance the seven virtues of solid character in the classroom or school Dr. Borba will share strategies for teaching pro-social behavior throughout the curriculum, bully-proofing and upstander strategies to nurture courage, and the value of boosting social responsibility in students.
What you'll get
- International Certificate of Participation
At the end of course, you will be able to
- Understand real, no-cost, evidence-based ways to help children overcome adversity, be more resilient, and learn skills they will need both now and later.
- Adopt strategies to improve school performance as well as help kids become thrives.
- Apply a range of support options for how to rebuild personal connection after experiencing disconnection, teach coping strategies, and minimize anxiety.
Who should take this course
- School Principals
- School Administrators
Parenting & Child Expert | Educational Psychologist | Best-Selling Author | Speaker
Michele Borba, Ed.D. is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting child expert recognized for her solution-based strategies to strengthen children's character, resilience, and reduce peer cruelty.
A sought-after motivational speaker, she has spoken in 19 countries and five continents, and served as a consultant to hundreds of schools and corporations.
Clients include Sesame Street, Harvard, U.S. Air Force Academy, 18 US Army Bases in Europe and the Asian-Pacific, H.R.H. the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. and a TEDx Talk: "Empathy Is a Verb." She offers realistic, research-based advice culled from a career working with over one million parents and educators worldwide.
Dr. Borba is an NBC contributor who has appeared over 150 times on the TODAY show and countless shows including Dateline, Dr. Phil, The View, NBC Nightly News, The Doctors, Dr. Oz, Anderson Cooper, MSNBC, Fox & Friends, Countdown, Fox, The Early Show, and CNN. Her work is featured in TIME, Washington Post, Newsweek, People, Boston Globe, U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times.
Reader's Digest and Globe and Mail. Dr. Borba is recognized globally for her work in bullying and youth violence prevention. She's a media spokesperson for major corporations including 3M, Office Depot, Unilever, Similac, General Mills, Mastercard, All, Galderma, V-Tech, Cetaphil, Splenda, Walmart, Johnson & Johnson and consultant to Apple TV, McDonalds and Disney.
She is the award-winning author of over 24 books translated into 19 languages including Nobody Likes Me, No More Misbehavin', Don't Give Me that Attitude!, Building Moral Intelligence, Parents Do Make A Difference, The Big Book of Parenting Solutions, End Peer Cruelty, Build Empathy, and UnSelfie: Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in Our All-About-Me World. Her latest book (spring 2021) Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine.
Awards include the National Educator Award (presented by the National Council of Self-Esteem), National Child Safety Award of 2016 by Child Safety Network, Santa Clara University's Outstanding Alumna Award, Outstanding Contribution to the Educational Profession by the Bureau of Education and Research and a 2016 SHORTY nominee for "Best Social Media Influencer in Parenting."
She was named Honorary Chairperson for Self-Esteem in Hong Kong, consultant for the Character Education and Civic Engagement for the U.S. Dept of Education, Disney Influencer, and Goodwill Ambassador for M.I.T.'s One Laptop per Child project. Board memberships include Parents, Character.org, Child Safety Network, Boys & Girls Club of America, USTA Sportsmanship Committee. Her proposal: "Ending School Violence and Bullying" (SB1667) was signed into California law in 2002.
Dr. Borba is a former classroom and special education teacher with a wide range of teaching experience, including work in a private practice with children with learning and emotional disabilities. She received a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Learning Disabilities and B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. She lives in Palm Springs, California with her husband and has three grown sons.