Want Your Students to Ask for Help? Teach Assertiveness in Any Classroom
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Want Your Students to Ask for Help?
Teach Assertiveness in Any Classroom



Assertiveness opens the door for students and adults to properly communicate with one another. This workshop helps educators embed assertiveness instruction and practice into their course content. This highly interactive session is tied to the book The Skills That Matter, and participants will learn and apply evidence-based instructional practices related to increasing students requesting assistance when needed. Participants will consider how assertiveness develops over time, and identify current student strengths and areas for growth. More specifically, participants will learn how to teach students: the differences between aggressive, passive, and assertiveness; recognizing and expressing emotions in self and others; and how to develop a 3-part assertive statement. Numerous scenarios and case examples will be shared. In addition to the one-day training, participants will receive and plan follow up activities to complete to deepen their understanding of assertiveness.

Learning Outcomes:
1. I feel prepared to teach the essential components of assertiveness.
2. I have developed an instructional plan to teach assertiveness in my educational setting.


About the Presenter: Dr. Pattie Noonan

Pattie Noonan headshotDr. Pattie Noonan is an Associate Research Professor at the University of Kansas, and Co-Director of the Research Collaboration. Her work centers her work on providing and evaluating professional development related to improving education for all students. She holds a firm belief in the capacity of students with and without disabilities to achieve positive post-school outcomes through college and career competencies. Her research often focuses on how to build intra and interpersonal competencies in adolescents and measuring collaboration, then using the results to improve teaming—a critical yet elusive component of educational improvement. To this end, she has published books, articles, and an integrated framework, all of which translate research results into practical applications. Throughout this process, Dr. Noonan continually improves her interactive, adaptive professional development practices in both virtual and face-to-face settings. She lives in Lawrence, KS with her husband, John, with whom she enjoys remodeling old homes and exploring the world.



Registration Details

Topic: Want Your Students to Ask for Help? Teach Assertiveness in Any Classroom

Trainer: Dr. Pattie Noonan

Dates: 2 - 3 November 2020 (2 half-days)

Time: 8:30 am to 11:30 am on both days

Mode of Delivery: via Zoom

Closing date: 16 October 2020 Friday

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Workshop Fee:

S$300.00 per participant. If 2 or more participants from the same school/organization attend the same workshop, the discounted fee will be S$250.00 per participant for that particular workshop. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials.

Other Information:

Registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

Please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.