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Student centered schools benefit from the dynamic emotional network to student learning during effective facilitation

Student centered learning focuses on the student’s needs, abilities, interests, and learning styles with the teacher as the facilitator of learning. Student centered learning requires the students to be active participants in their own learning which requires a high level of self-worth and self-confidence.

With an abundance of inner self-worth and self-confidence, the student will be highly successful in academics and the student will perform in a way that creates good feelings by the student, the teachers, and the parents.

School buildings where student success is a priority will improve student learning from CPR: Control of focused energy, and Purposeful choice of words while Respecting adults and students.

Adults have the focused ability to shape student motivation and self-worth by directing energy to where it will have impact on student success. By encouraging beliefs consistent with positive outcomes, students will thrive at school, in the home, and in the community.

Student centered schools demand the purposeful choices of words and intentional use of phrases to acknowledge each student in the act of demonstrating values and beliefs of school-wide and classroom philosophies. As a student is told that by being caught in an act he is dedicated to his studies, this fosters student self-worth and self-confidence, which shapes a student to be ready to learn.

Student centered schools outline the consequences for inappropriate behaviors and follow through with no warnings. The plan for the consequence is set in place and the next moment is new and fresh. There are no additional adverse behaviors, comments, reprimands, and reminders of the behavior by adults or peers about the inappropriate behavior. The consequence for the behavior is the outcome, period. Consequences are created and negotiated by a team, continuously maintained, and consistently followed through by all school staff.

Student centered schools minimize time off task and keep students engaged in learning. Through focused energy and use of intentional words, students will be intrinsically motivated to learn.

Student centered learning impacts design of curriculum, course content, and interactivity of courses in all subjects. The emotional thread of all subjects as the teacher facilitates the content must foster self-worth to the core as a foundation for student success. Effective facilitation of the content includes control of the teacher’s energy with an intentional choice of words when spoken to the class, to the student, and to others during the school day.

Call today to learn more about how student centered learning can include effective facilitation to build student self-worth and self-confidence. This is not a program! It is a consistent, structured way to facilitate learning and approach student behaviors. Raise your school score to proficient with distinction!


Ranking School Communities and focusing on student success: you are here to focus on the dynamic emotional network of student learning

The following is from the NH Profile Website: The purpose of the School District Profile is to help anyone involved with education at the local or state level – parents, professional educators, school board members, students, business and community leaders – to learn more about NH schools. The Profiles are meant to help foster deeper conversations about the quality of schools, but numbers alone do not tell the whole story.

Test scores are important, but only if they prompt a closer look at other facets of the educational landscape. The information is available to ask substantive questions about schools, the quality of instruction, and student learning, such as:

  • What are the most important educational goals for each district and school?
  • Do goals describe desired student outcomes?
  • How is success measured?
  • What investment is being made in high-quality professional development?
  • What does quality student work look like and how can instruction be provided to support it?
  • How can we assure that facilities are up-to-date?
  • Are parents confident that schools are healthy and safe environments?
  • How have districts and schools developed a strong partnership with parents and community members?
  • What investment is being made in teacher recruitment, training, and support?
  • What investment does your community make in early learning?

The law requires that the Department rank order the school communities in terms of performance on the statewide NECAP (New England Common Assessment Program) tests. While there may be the urge to compare schools across communities, numbers and test scores can help focus the discussion on three simple questions:

  • What should all students know and be able to do?
  • How will success and progress be measured?
  • What needs to happen in terms of educational programs to ensure these goals are met?

Student centered schools can focus on academics when the dynamic emotional network of student learning is balanced

Test scores are a fact of school business in today’s world. A student needs to be ready to learn and then ready to test to be measured by a quantitative test score. In reference to the three simple questions, students need to be ready to learn in order to learn what adults think they should know and be able to do. When students are ready to learn, only then can success be had by all and progress can be measured. What happens when schools determine that their student centered school is in need of dynamic emotional balance with consistent strategies to ensure students are ready to learn? What can schools do to improve the foundation of the interwoven and networked emotions that link to learning?

Advanced Community Education will guide schools to progress in their ratings, to be Proficient with Distinction, Level 4. Advanced Community Education can help to create a personal plan of professional development to include the dynamic emotional network of student learning. Raise the bar and give knowledge to school staff and parents and the surrounding community, knowledge that can be implemented at school, in the home, in the community, and in business. Call today and continue to soar to great heights.

Student centered schools soar to great heights to Proficient with Distinction.

On bullying: Halt! Take a step back to look at the promotion of student self-worth and self-confidence

Your school in NH is currently responding to the new law on Bullying. Click here for the new law.

Learn how bullying can be prevented and virtually eliminated when you add to your student centered school effective facilitation and implementation of the Nurtured Heart Approach.

Encourage the community to actively engage in CPR: Control of focused energy, Purposeful choice of words while Respecting adults and students.

Transform your school climate from average to proficient!

Encourage parents to transform their home from average to beautiful!


I challenge you to continue to learn more about the Nurtured Heart Approach to then call Advanced Community Education today to talk about how you, too, can create a transformation in your school and in your home.

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Nurtured Heart Approach for Schools

Hundreds of schools and thousands of classrooms are already experiencing the powerful benefits of using The Nurtured Heart Approach in their classrooms. Results reported by schools include:

  • Greater levels of behavioral and academic achievement
  • Significant reduction in teacher turnover (from over 50% to less than 5% in one case!)
  • Reduced classroom disruption
  • Reduced student suspensions and dropouts
  • Fewer referrals for counseling or medication
  • Increased on-task behavior
  • Increased teacher productivity and satisfaction
  • Reduced teacher frustration and burnout

We offer the following options for training on the dynamic emotional network to student learning through effective facilitation

  • In-service training for counselors and/or teachers
  • Train the Trainer programs for your school or district
  • Specialized consultation for a specific concern or problem
  • On-site follow-up after training
  • Telephone coaching for quick problem resolution
  • Free evaluation and quote for your school or district

Learn more! Schedule a consultation designed to fit the needs of your school.

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