What You Will Learn

Did you know that “engagement” declines each year that a student is in a K-12 school?  Boredom is an everyday struggle for nearly 60 percent of students in grades 6–12, according the annual Gallup Student Poll.  The brain naturally seeks activities with which to engage – so boredom can lead to disruptive, unproductive behaviors.  The percentage of students who are “actively disengaged” has skyrocketed by 20 percent over the past decade, according to Gallup.

Dr. Bryan Harris, author of Battling Boredom: 99 Strategies to Spark Student Engagement, will explore the impact of boredom on achievement and the root causes of boredom during this 70-minute webinar.  Attendees will benefit from Dr. Harris’ Battling Boredom Framework, which includes strategies to begin and end a lesson, strategies for solo/independent work, strategies for reluctant learners and strategies for movement.  Dr. Harris will also provide practical tools that you can incorporate in your classroom to engage students and to minimize boredom. Explore ways to:

  • Incorporate movement into lessons
  • Give students more control over how they learn
  • Create relationships with students
  • Make real-world connections to what is being taught
  • Use humor to engage students

Attendees will be asked to commit to a “7-Minute Challenge” to engage students more fully.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand what boredom is and how it affects behavior.
  • Discover the causes of boredom in school.
  • Learn what the “perfect storm” of boredom is and how educators play a part.
  • Understand the risk factors associated with boredom.
  • Develop an understanding of how the brain is physically affected when a student is bored.
  • Gain an appreciation of how physical movement can alleviate boredom due to the relationship between physical and cognitive development.

Who Should Attend:

  • Teachers
  • Principals
  • Deans
  • School Counselor
  • Special Education Personnel
  • Curriculum Directors
  • Intervention Specialists

You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.

Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as Bryan Harris, Ed.D. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.

Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Unlimited Access CD
The pre-recorded webinar on CD will be shipped to you for unlimited viewing.

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

RECORDED: Single-Use Version
Grade Levels: K-12

Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.

Bryan Harris, Ed.D.
About the Presenter

Bryan Harris, Ed.D. has served as a classroom teacher, an elementary school principal and a district level director. Currently, Dr. Harris works full time as a consultant, speaker, trainer and author. He has trained over 18,000 educators in powerful and effective strategies that increase student engagement and achievement and is known for engaging presentations and trainings that demonstrate relevant and practical strategies. Dr. Harris is the author of five books including the popular Battling Boredom. Dr. Harris earned his doctorate from Bethel University after studying factors impacting new teacher retention.