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Eyes Are Never Quiet

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Eyes Are Never Quiet, Listening Beneath the Behaviors of Our Most Troubled Students

by: Lori L. Desautels, Ph.D. and Michael McKnight, M.A.

The eyes of troubled youth are communicating in all moments.

Hurt people hurt people. Our children can become violent, detached, or shut down when early development is toxic, severely disrupted and is met with significant adverse childhood experiences. Children are our nation’s greatest natural resource and their emotional, mental and physiological well-being are at stake.

What can we do? We begin with the awareness and research that adversity just doesn’t happen to a child — it attacks and hijacks a child’s brain, body and nervous system function reprograming how they react and respond to all life. For educators, counselors, social workers, mental health professionals and law enforcement—this book presents the neurobiology of adversity and trauma in youth and the resiliency of hope and mindfulness … and how to help.

Published by Wyatt-MacKenzie

 

Unwritten, The Story of a Living System

Unwritten, The Story of a Living System: A Pathway to Enlivening and Transforming Education

by: Lori L. Desautels, Ph.D. and Michael McKnight, M.A.unwritten-book

There’s never been a more chaotic and tenuous time in our nation’s educational story. Learning is the most natural thing human beings do. Yet, it seems the “harder” we work in schools helping our students to acquire the learning they need, the academic performances stay stagnant or lessen. Schools are not machines. Schools are a network of human beings who feel, think, behave, and function within a human system that is alive and never static. Schools are living systems! This system is wired to thrive, even through difficult times

— We believe that we can begin to create wholeness and connection within our schools mindfully and by design. We can create places where all children thrive.

Published by Wyatt-MacKenzie


howmayiserveyou_cover-artHow May I Serve You? Revelations in Education

by Lori Desautels, Ph.D.

BUY BOOK Is there a career, social scenario, skill, or relationship that education does not impact? Education touches all our lives. When we ignore the implications schools affect in our daily existence, we narrow the possibilities, ignore the limitations, the creative and sometimes negative thoughts and feelings we subconsciously contribute inside our students’ and children’s lives.

Who was your favorite teacher? What did he say to you? What look on her face do you remember?  These remembrances are how we begin to revert back to the basics in education. It is not reading, writing, and math skills drilled into our heads. We remember the emotional connections, the relationships or lack thereof from those individuals who served us well or those who did not acknowledge who we really were and are. When did we begin to take the soul, our inner voice, out of education, our businesses and relationships? Isn’t education the hub of all professions, skilled labors, global businesses, economics, mental, emotional, political and medicinal health relationships and practices?

This book is about five words that can create a tsunami of positive emotion, and therefore genuinely affect the relationships between educators, parents, colleagues and students. How may I serve you, can be stated in a variety of ways, igniting an open response from the one who is struggling.  What do you need? How can I help you? What would be best for you?  Dialogues begin, hearts open, and deep listening starts to unravel misunderstandings of angry, bored, and frustrated individuals trying to cope in schools and in life!  This book is an experiment, an expansion of perspective because when we genuinely ask what another needs, we are showered with understanding, a novel view of tenuous situation and abundance in relationship and self-esteem we never realized we needed and desired.

Publisher: Park East Press
New York, NY

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2019 Schedule
  • January 2 - Tippecanoe Valley School Corp, Akron, IN
  • January 7 - Lafayette Catholic School System, Lafayette, IN
  • January 8 - Indy Academy Connections, Indianapolis, IN
  • January 10 - IU School of Education Leadership, Seymour, IN
  • January 17 - Stockton University, Galloway, NJ
  • January 18 - Mullica Township Schools, Elwood, NJ
  • January 21 - Winslow Elementary, Winslow, IN
  • January 25 - St. Mary's Children Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • January 28 - St. Mary's Children Center - Indianapolis. IN
  • January 29 - IPS Brain Institute, Indianapolis, IN
  • January 31 - New Jersey
  • February 4 - Lake Central School Corp. - St. John, IN
  • February 6 - Crown Point, IN
  • February 7 - Avon, IN
  • February 8 - Southwest Allen County Schools - Ft. Wayne, IN
  • February 15 - Park Tudor School - Indianapolis, IN
  • February 18 - Wayne Township - Indianapolis, IN
  • February 28 - Indiana University Summit - Bloomington, IN
  • March 5 - IPS Brain Institute - Indianapolis, IN
  • March 6-7 - Lake Central - St. John, IN
  • March 18 - BIT Podcast
  • March 19 - Wabash, IN
  • March 20 - Western Boone Community Schools - Thorntown, IN
  • March 20 - Pike Township - Indianapolis, IN
  • March 25 - St. Mary's Child Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • March 28 - School Administrators of Iowa
  • April 1 - Manchester University - Manchester, IN
  • April 4-5 - Lake Central Administration - St. John, IN
  • April 8 - Tipton - Tipton, IN
  • April 9 - Anderson Community Schools - Anderson, IN
  • April 11-12 - Madison Consolidated Schools - Madison, IN
  • April 15 - Tippecanoe School Corporation - Lafayette, IN
  • April 17-18 - Mississippi - MS
  • April 22 - St. Mary's Child Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • April 23 - Tri-County School Corporation - Wolcott, IN
  • April 25 - IPS Brain Institute - Indianapolis, IN
  • April 26 - Lake Central - St. John, IN
  • April 29 - St. Mary's Child Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • April 29 - Warren Central - Indianapolis, IN
  • May 2 - Northwest Allen County - Ft. Wayne, IN
  • May 6 - St. Mary's Child Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • May 7 - Pike Township - Indianapolis, IN
  • May 8-9 - Abbett School FWCS - Ft. Wayne, IN
  • May 13 - Perry Central - Indianapolis, IN
  • May 14-15 - Warsaw - Warsaw, IN
  • May 18 - Merrillville Intermediate School - Merrillville, IN
  • May 20 - St. Mary's Child Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • May 21 - Community Schools of Frankfort - Frankfort, IN
  • May 29 - Warsaw - Warsaw, IN
  • May 30-31 - South Allen Community Schools - Ft. Wayne, IN
  • June 5 - Wabash Miami Area Program - Wabash, IN
  • June 6 - Warren Township - Indianapolis, IN
  • June 10 - 13 - Fort Wayne Community Schools - Ft. Wayne, IN
  • June 17 & 18 - IPS Brain Institute - Indianapolis, IN
  • June 20 & 21 - Kankakee Valley School Corporation - Wheatfield, IN
  • June 24-28 - Applied Educational Neuroscience - Indianapolis, IN
  • July 10-11 - Pike Township ASC - Indianapolis, IN
  • July 15-18 - Cape May County - Cape May,NJ
  • July 22-26 - Educational Neuroscience - Indianapolis, IN
  • July 25 - Hobart - Hobart, IN
  • July 26 - Warren Township - Indianapolis, IN
  • July 29 & 30 - South Allen County Schools - Ft. Wayne, IN
  • July 31 - St. Mary's Child Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • August 1 - Vincennes Community School Corporation - Vincennes, IN
  • August 2 - Scecina - Indianapolis, IN
  • August 6-8 - Atlantic County - Atlantic City, NJ
  • August 12 - Clark-Pleasant Community Schools - Whiteland, IN
  • August 13 - Hobart Schools - Hobart, IN
  • August 14-15 - Vincennes Community School Corporation - Vincennes, IN
  • August 19-20 - Warsaw Schools - Warsaw, IN
  • August 21 - St. Anthony's - Indianapolis, IN
  • September 3 - Neighborhood Charter Network Schools - Indianapolis, IN
  • September 4 - Terre Haute Principals
  • September 5 - Washington Woods Elementary - Westfield, IN
  • September 10 - Pike Township - Indianapolis, IN
  • September 10 - Caresource - Indianapolis, IN
  • September 11 - Community Schools of Frankfort - Frankfort, IN
  • September 12 - New Castle Schools - New Castle, IN
  • September 13 - North Gibson School Corp - Princeton, IN
  • September 16 - Crown Point Community Schools - Crown Point, IN
  • September 19 - St Pius Catholic Church - Indianapolis, IN
  • September 21 - Educational Neuroscience Symposium - Indianapolis, IN
  • September 23 - Wabash District Schools - Winchester, IN
  • September 25 - Mt Vernon Community School Corp - Fortville, IN
  • September 26 - Northwest Allen County Schools - Ft. Wayne, IN
  • September 27 - St. Mary's Child Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • September 28 - Frankfort Schools - Frankfort, IN
  • October 1 - Vincennes Community School Corporation - Vincennes, IN
  • October 2 - La Porte High School - La Porte, IN
  • October 3 - Fort Wayne Conference - Fort Wayne, IN
  • October 4 - Ray Pec-Kansas City - Peculiar, MO
  • October 8 - School Administrators of Iowa - Clive, IA
  • October 10-12 - Virginia Education Association - Richmond, VA
  • October 14-15 - Ignite Achievement Academy - Indianapolis, IN
  • October 17-18 - Lake Central School Corp - St. John, IN
  • October 21 - Richmond High School Career Center - Richmond, IN
  • October 22 - Wabash Valley Education Center - West Lafayette, IN
  • October 25 - Arizona ASDB - Tucson, AZ
  • October 28 - McCordsville Elementary - McCordsville, IN
  • November 4 - Indiana Social Work School Assoc - Noblesville, IN
  • November 5 - Wayne Township - Indianapolis, IN
  • November 6 - Indiana Wesleyan, Marion, IN
  • November 7 - Richmond - Richmond, IN
  • November 7-8 - AACTE Conference - Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
  • November 12 - St. Anthony's - Indianapolis, IN
  • November 15 - Indianapolis Classical Schools - Indianapolis, IN
  • November 21 - Richmond High School Career Center - Richmond, IN
  • November 27 - Central Rivers Education - Cedar Falls, IA
  • December 2 - St. Mary's Child Center - Indianapolis, IN
  • December 3 - Pike Township Schools - Indianapolis, IN
  • December 5 - Indiana Association of Superintendents - Indianapolis, IN
  • December 6 - Indianapolis Classical Schools - Indianapolis, IN
  • December 9 - Carroll High School - Carroll, IA
  • December 11 - Guion Creek Elementary - Indianapolis, IN
  • December 19 - Early Childhood Education - Indianapolis, IN
  • FROM OUR READER’S…
    “This book is a refreshing look at our philosophy of education and a reminder of what is most important in teaching."



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