Positive Direction Communication Skills™
for 21st Century Educators
Positive Direction Communication Skills called Consistent Positive Direction™ include speaking, writing, learning and approaching the realities that we face, day-to-day, in the direction of the outcomes, the results and the successes that you want and require – the positive direction. Increase the assurance of moving forward and improving forward by the direction of your verbal activity. That direction can be short term or long term, forward or reverse, up or down. In our personal lives, it could be anything from getting across the street to getting an ‘A’. In our professional lives, it could be anything from getting along to getting promoted. In a learning community, ‘Student Success and Growth’ is always a part of the “Organizational Positive Direction”.
Every student meets/exceeds grade level requirements and expectations
Every student exceeds qualifications for college and career readiness
Positive Direction Communication Skills and practices are designed for immediate use and easily apply to existing programs, projects and initiatives. They have been shared with educators, at every level since 1988. They are especially effective in accelerating progress, resolving differences, finding solutions, building relationships, contributing to positive self-esteem and making change work faster, more easily and more completely. These skills are integrated into every aspect and every level of human interaction including our core frameworks:
Unity of Effort in a Positive Direction
Learning Community Respect Programs
T.A.L.K. Associates conducts Complete Respect Development workshops and projects aimed at accelerating student academic achievement. They are interactive sessions in which participants expand the knowledge, awareness and acceptance of equity. They learn how Complete Respect contributes to:
Educators share real life real time experiences about their abilities to influence respect in the learning community, while sustaining and improving the success of every student to meet or exceed requirements and expectations. Educators learn and develop practices to increasingly influence diversity, inclusion and individuality to work together. Programs and projects are tailored to meet specific needs.
Key Development Modules and Projects
The Four Core Abilities of Complete Respect that we possess
Unity of Effort in a Positive Direction 21st Century
Learning and Development Programs
‘Unity of Effort in a Positive Direction’ is a framework designed to make it easier for organizational structures, programs and processes to function for the delivery of services to students. It also makes it easier for multilevel relationships, performance and morale to work together for accurate and successful delivery.
Rather than being an organizational structure, it is a framework in which organizational structures operate successfully. It is designed to facilitate organizational unity, change, multilevel communication skills, teacher readiness, leadership consistency and sustainability for:
Accelerating student growth and success
Learn the practices that keep ‘Everybody on the Same Page with Excellence on the Same Page’ in the direction of student success. That includes educational support professionals.
Best of all, the Unity of Effort framework is designed for any part of the school or district to successfully use what works for every student to exceed qualifications for college and career readiness.
It works because you use it!
The Unity of Effort in a Positive Direction
Performance Development Manual For Educators
The Manual is your comprehensive, universal guide for using the Unity of Effort framework successfully. The appendix includes a full version of the book Your Positive Direction NOW by J. Bert Freeman. The manual helps us to deliver great learning and development projects, courses and seminars that lead to ‘excellence on the same page’ for student success – students meeting/exceeding grade level requirements and expectations; students exceeding qualifications for college and career readiness.
Learning and Development Opportunities
Get Everybody on the Same Page with Excellence on the Same Page
Always in the direction of Student Success
Readiness for Change
A direction of excellence is always in the direction of the student. It is manifested in the effectiveness, efficiency and superb execution of tasks, all concentrated on supporting the performance and delivery of our front line educators in a way that they can have the very best performance so that:
Positive Directions of Quality
Unity of Effort in a Positive Direction
The Human Side of Technology
Whole Brain Interaction
Team Development and Interaction
Creating and Managing Reality
Understanding the Personal Reality Domains that we all possess
Understanding the five domains of Complete Respect: Cultural, Social, Temporal, Professional and Spatial Respect
Educating each other through experience sharing
Understanding the impact of Complete Respect on team effectiveness, student growth and student success
How the brain impacts differences
How to manage trust in an environment of differences and differences in an environment of trust
Closing the Achievement Gaps: What Works
CRIS CROS (Complete Respect In School; Complete Respect Outside of School)
Students to exceed qualifications for college and career readiness
Multilevel Leadership Core Development Session
Skill Development Sessions
Leadership Development Sessions and Certifications
Direction of Excellence Outcome Survey
Climate of Interaction Survey
Unity of Effort Facilitator Certification
Retreats and Conferences
Organizational ESP: full staff learning and development Projects
Leadership ESP: Multilevel Leadership Consistency (includes School Boards)
Team ESP: for grade level teams, content teams, project teams, focus teams and management teams
Educational Support ESP: for Educational Support Professionals
Performance Development Manual for Educators