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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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Mark your calendars and come learn with us!
2019 Schedule
  • 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 20 - Anderson Community Schools - Anderson, IN
  • November 21-22 - 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 4 - Pleasant Run Elementary - 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 12 - Abbett Elementary - Fort Wayne, IN
  • December 13 - OMNI Hotel - Indianapolis, IN
  • December 19 - Early Childhood Education - Indianapolis, IN
  • 2020 Schedule
    • January 2 - Iowa-Williamsburg Community District, Williamsburg, IA
    • January 6 - Carmel High School, Carmel, IN
    • January 7 - St. Lawrence Catholic School, Indianapolis, IN
    • January 8 - Early Learning Indiana, Indianapolis, IN
    • January 9 - Richmond High School, Richmond, IN
    • January 13 - Madison Schools, Madison, IN
    • January 14 - Pike Township (morning), Indianapolis, IN
    • January 16-17 - Cape Assist - New Jersey
    • January 21 - Madison Community Schools, Anderson, IN
    • January 22 - Community Schools of Frankfort, Frankfort, IN
    • January 23 - Crown Point Community Schools, Crown Point, IN
    • January 27 - Madison Consolidated Schools, Madison, IN
    • January 29 - IPS New Teachers- Indianapolis, IN
    • January 30 - Anderson Community Schools, Anderson, IN
    • February 4 - Vincennes Community School Corporation, Vincennes, IN
    • February 5 - Ignite Achievement Academy, Indianapolis, IN
    • February 7 - Wausaukee High School, Wausaukee, WI
    • February 10 - Northwest Allen County, Fort Wayne, IN
    • February 12 - Ignite Achievement Academy, Indianapolis, IN
    • February 13-15 - Learning and the Brain: Educating Anxious Minds Conference, San Francisco, CA
    More to come!
    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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