Wes HallAuthorEducatorMotivatorActualizerGuide
Success StrategiesFor Working With  At-Risk Youth
Topics of Discussion•Beyond   the fear of consequence - whypunitive approaches don’t work with manyat-risk youth•You can’t...
Cont.Passion, power and purpose – How to keep yourself motivated so you can motivate your students
WHAT IS THEDEFINITION OF “AT-RISK”?
AT-RISK DEFINITION•An at-risk student is defined as astudent who meets one or more of thefollowing:•A student who is not m...
A student who is failing two or more courses of study.A student who has been retained.A student who is not reading on g...
A BETTER WAY TO THINK   OF ‘AT-RISK” IS ----       NEED
At-risk youth needMore loveMore patienceMore commitmentMore guidanceAnd more self-mastery (From you)
The #1 stimuli that   determines the  outcome of your interaction with astudent labeled “at-      risk” is?
YOU
Success strategy #1   ENERGY!!! Control your energy – Control your              outcome
The art is for the student’s behavior to imitate yours – not for your energy to become like                      theirs
Energy is the non-spokenconversation that speaks to theinstinctual facet of the receiver
How to maintain your advantageKnow   that each student knows where they areKnow each student who remains in school is st...
How soon do youth begin to      size you up? Immediately
“My mom used to bring strange men to the house. I learned how to read people really quick for my own protection.” Abused 1...
SUCCESS STRATEGY #2 -     RELATIONSHIPSYou can’t teach me until you reach                me
Relationships do’s    and don’ts
Don’tsDon’t - try to be cooler than you really areDon’t – play at the same level the students wants to play – be playful...
Do’sDo  – display calm and friendly authorityDo  – establish boundaries earlyDo  – tell students exactly what to expect...
Success strategy #3Empowering You!!!    •Purpose    •Passion    •&   Power!
The “I Am” is always becoming  Anything that is not growing … is dying  Anything that is standing still … is going        ...
Purpose Is The One Thing ThatKeeps You Going WhenEverything Around You IsFalling ApartPurpose   Excites YouPurpose   Ig...
“I Am Here For A Purpose AndThat Purpose Is To Grow Into AMountain, Not To Shrink Into AGrain Of Sand. Henceforth Will IAp...
Question How does the brain learn?
Through repetition They even wrote a song        about it
Another Question  When does the brain stop        learning?
The moment a habit is formed
When does the brain begin to       learn again? When it accepts there is aproblem and it conflicts with       who you are
Be careful aboutthe “Habits” you  allow to formwithin you and in your classroom
Success Strategies   For Working With     At-Risk YouthFacilitator: Wes HallCreator of: The   Student Empowerment Program
To bring Mr. Hall to your school  Contact: Ebony Hawkins –       402-714-3894 or      whall8882@aol.com
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  1. 1. Wes HallAuthorEducatorMotivatorActualizerGuide
  2. 2. Success StrategiesFor Working With At-Risk Youth
  3. 3. Topics of Discussion•Beyond the fear of consequence - whypunitive approaches don’t work with manyat-risk youth•You can’t teach me until you reach me – thedo’s and don’t of building a relationshipwith at-risk youth•Creating a positive learning environment inyour classroom – it’s all about culture
  4. 4. Cont.Passion, power and purpose – How to keep yourself motivated so you can motivate your students
  5. 5. WHAT IS THEDEFINITION OF “AT-RISK”?
  6. 6. AT-RISK DEFINITION•An at-risk student is defined as astudent who meets one or more of thefollowing:•A student who is not meeting therequirements necessary for promotionto the next grade level or graduationfrom high school.•A student whose education attainmentis below other students of their age orgrade level.•A student who is a potential dropout.
  7. 7. A student who is failing two or more courses of study.A student who has been retained.A student who is not reading on grade level.This definition does not include a student who has been identified for special education services under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  8. 8. A BETTER WAY TO THINK OF ‘AT-RISK” IS ---- NEED
  9. 9. At-risk youth needMore loveMore patienceMore commitmentMore guidanceAnd more self-mastery (From you)
  10. 10. The #1 stimuli that determines the outcome of your interaction with astudent labeled “at- risk” is?
  11. 11. YOU
  12. 12. Success strategy #1 ENERGY!!! Control your energy – Control your outcome
  13. 13. The art is for the student’s behavior to imitate yours – not for your energy to become like theirs
  14. 14. Energy is the non-spokenconversation that speaks to theinstinctual facet of the receiver
  15. 15. How to maintain your advantageKnow that each student knows where they areKnow each student who remains in school is still trying to play by the rules – (parents – society – etc.)Know that you have options related to how you handle a challenging situation – and subtly make them aware of those options
  16. 16. How soon do youth begin to size you up? Immediately
  17. 17. “My mom used to bring strange men to the house. I learned how to read people really quick for my own protection.” Abused 14 year old girl
  18. 18. SUCCESS STRATEGY #2 - RELATIONSHIPSYou can’t teach me until you reach me
  19. 19. Relationships do’s and don’ts
  20. 20. Don’tsDon’t - try to be cooler than you really areDon’t – play at the same level the students wants to play – be playful but don’t playDon’t match tone with student who speaks to you in a disrespectful tone
  21. 21. Do’sDo – display calm and friendly authorityDo – establish boundaries earlyDo – tell students exactly what to expect from you and your classDo - Understand their energy and allow for “Energy” momentsDo – praise publicly (often) – criticize privatelyDo - allow students to see your lighter sideDo – express genuine concern for student’s success
  22. 22. Success strategy #3Empowering You!!! •Purpose •Passion •& Power!
  23. 23. The “I Am” is always becoming Anything that is not growing … is dying Anything that is standing still … is going backwardsMake sure you’re always BECOMING better – greater – more complete
  24. 24. Purpose Is The One Thing ThatKeeps You Going WhenEverything Around You IsFalling ApartPurpose Excites YouPurpose Ignites YouPurpose Pulls YouPurpose Drives You
  25. 25. “I Am Here For A Purpose AndThat Purpose Is To Grow Into AMountain, Not To Shrink Into AGrain Of Sand. Henceforth Will IApply ALL My Efforts To BecomeThe Highest Mountain Of All AndI Will Strain My Potential Until ItCries For Mercy!” Og Mandino
  26. 26. Question How does the brain learn?
  27. 27. Through repetition They even wrote a song about it
  28. 28. Another Question When does the brain stop learning?
  29. 29. The moment a habit is formed
  30. 30. When does the brain begin to learn again? When it accepts there is aproblem and it conflicts with who you are
  31. 31. Be careful aboutthe “Habits” you allow to formwithin you and in your classroom
  32. 32. Success Strategies For Working With At-Risk YouthFacilitator: Wes HallCreator of: The Student Empowerment Program
  33. 33. To bring Mr. Hall to your school Contact: Ebony Hawkins – 402-714-3894 or whall8882@aol.com

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