ENVoY The Seven Gems In-service Kit
A manual for In-service Training of Teachers “The Seven Gems” is a companion to the book “ENVoY, Your Personal Guide to Classroom Management”. It is ideal for an individual school or a school district staff development level trainer.
What is the ENVoY program?
ENVoY is a vehicle to shift educators from seeing themselves as bastions of Power to instruments of Influence. When used by cadres of instructors within a school, this material brings out the professional strengths of all the members involved. We need to elevate ourselves from within… we need systems which enable us to profit from the wealth of abilities that lie in insular classrooms. It is only through sharing and supporting processes that the collective wisdom of the staff emerges.
What is the ENVoY video?
A manual for In-service Training of Teachers, “The Seven Gems” is a companion to the book ENVoY: Your Personal Guide to Classroom Management. It is ideal for an individual school or a school district staff development level trainer. Note: ENVoY is Michael Grinder’s best-selling book on the top Seven Gems of effective classroom management, plus 24 additional skills that provide refinements to the Seven Gems.
Who is it for?
The kit allows a school to devote 10-20 minutes at a bi-weekly staff meeting to introduce the teachers to research on what is an effective manager in the classroom. The most effective way to change the culture of the faculty is to have the teachers focus on one of the Gems of Classroom Management for the subsequent two weeks.
Staff Development: Research shows that when school districts have a common focus for their teachers’ professional development, the reinforcement of that focus encourages the teachers to create new habits.
“Culture with a common focus supports new habits.”
Training options: In addition to the bi-weekly approach mentioned above, the in-service kit can be a half day to three day training.
What preparation does the potential trainer need?
The Presenter Guide booklet outlines what to do, including the following:
- Read Chapter One of the ENVoY book
- Watch the video (included with your kit): Non-Verbal Strategies for Classroom Management, Video 1, The Seven Gems
- Study the transparencies
It is highly recommended that you attend at least one ENVoY training, usually four consecutive days.