Empowering Basics University

Vision
P A R T E C H N O L O G Y

To provide quality educational alternatives that empowers people around the world to becoming more effective problem solvers for themselves, dynamic communicators and excellent leaders for those they serve.

Empowering Basics Technologies

Great Things Await You! ! Be Undeniable ! Walk In Your Inheritance Of Greatness

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When your confidence has fallen and you can’t get your students inspired . . . Send them to me. ~Carter

EBU
Mission Statement
PAR Technology: (system, n.); Problems you have + the Actions you take to resolve [or not] = the Results you get.

The Guest Teacher
LaRon A. Carter is the founder of Empowering Basics University and K12Live on Twitter. Carter has been a MEA sponsored professional development facilitator and is a skilled problem solving strategist with 20 years experience. LaRon says, “I’m the guy you call when your confidence has fallen and you can’t get your students inspired.” Carter began developing his own problem solving strategies growing up on the streets of Indianapolis, Indiana, then going on to receive extensive leadership training as a peacekeeper and cultural diversity specialist as an United States Marine. He credits those military experiences, solid family values, and faith in God for balancing his classroom management style and competent speaking skills. Carter is a seasoned guest teacher and veteran K – 12 certified teacher for students with emotional impairment challenges. He has taken his Empowering Basics program to hundreds of classrooms of numerous school districts, teaching confident problem solving skills to thousands of students and staff since 1991. Carter is the author of Stop Crying in the Restroom [it ain’t that deep]: A Guide to Your Best Year Teaching With SMART K12 Goal Setting Methods and lives in Lansing Michigan.

“If you have any doubt in you're ability man with “I have never seen a young to walk in unwavering faith more gifts in this area.” today ~ Dr. T. Shhh, be still and Garrott Benjamin Jr. listen. You've Headmaster, Respect Academy already won.” ~LA “He goes above and beyond his job description.” "Look for doors, expect them to be Judy Plocharczyk open, and believe Master what it you have Teacher takes to get to the other side of ones that are locked." ~LA “. . . a dedicated young man who believes in high standards in all facets of his assigned responsibilities.” Overcome the disease of doubt, Nathaniel Jones fear, rudeness and Assistant Superintendent Allisonville Public Schools unkind people by connecting yourself to big thinkers and walking into big ideas. “He understands the central concepts, tools of ~LA inquiry, and structure.” Be bold and Lovie M. Bradley aggressive to Retied Chief Administrator

We define Empowering Basics University (EBU) as a communications, coaching and confidence building group that specializes in effectively meeting the problem solving training needs of our clients. Our company is a place individual’s and organizations seek out to aid them in solving big and small problems. In our organization, we value characteristics like honesty, integrity, excellence, and faith in all that we do. Our work environment is a place that generates positive energy and outstanding results. Training sessions take our participants to new levels of focus and understanding how to solve their problems with more confidence and less stress. Each student learns in a fun filled hands-on activity, which empowers him or her to explore the environment with a different purpose. For our co-workers, EBU is a place where they get a chance to live their dreams. Our speakers tell us that working with EBU is a service of delivering good news, hope and healing in a hurting world. Experience PAR Technology for your self. Your expectations will never be the same.

understand your ability to form never before thoughts and images. Then release pen and paper to your dreams. – LA

Embrace each day with immoveable assurance, knowing that no matter what you are dealing with, it’s going “to be” exactly what you expect it to be. LaRon Carter “America’s Guest Teacher”

Build Confidence for Solving Tough Problems

LaRonCarter.com bemyguestteacher@gmail.com @K12Live on Twittter 206.350.2650

Game Time!
Learn How To Regain Control Of Your Classroom and Hallways With Plays You Understand.
LaRon A. Carter is the founder of Empowering Basics University and K12Live on Twitter. Carter has been a MEA sponsored professional development facilitator and is a skilled problem solving strategist with 20 years experience. LaRon says, “I’m the guy you call when your confidence has fallen and you can’t get your students inspired.” Carter began developing his own problem solving strategies growing up on the streets of Indianapolis, Indiana, then going on to receive extensive leadership training as a peacekeeper and cultural diversity specialist as an United States Marine. He credits those military experiences, solid family values, and faith in God for balancing his classroom management style and competent speaking skills. Carter is a seasoned guest teacher and veteran K – 12 certified teacher for students with emotional impairment challenges. He has taken his Empowering Basics program to hundreds of classrooms of numerous school districts, teaching confident problem solving skills to thousands of students and staff since 1991. Carter is the author of Stop Crying in the Restroom [it ain’t that deep]: A Guide to Your Best Year Teaching With SMART K12 Goal Setting Methods and lives in Lansing Michigan.

Huddle Up Professional Development Solutions for Simple Behavioral Management Methods
Tips For Creating and Following Through With Effective Goal Setting for Any Teacher on a Mission
Parents send their children to school for teachers to teach. School districts organize and prepare staff to serve the families in our communities. Our teachers spend countless hours preparing to deliver planned instructions believing they will teach to the very best of their ability. Yet, somewhere along the pace of things many students and teachers beautifully weaving in and out of classrooms and corridors somehow loose rhythm by the end of the hour. We can regain control of our classrooms, hallways and lunchrooms, often with minor adjustments to what’s already in place. Huddle Up and break away from inappropriate student behaviors that are costing the game so you can teach again. Build confidence with easy training methods that teach teachers how to put winning plays into motion. Offer your staff training in a flexible coaching style during the convenience of lunch periods, planning hours, or regularly scheduled professional development sessions from Empowering Basics University’s Guest Teacher, LaRon Carter. •

With Huddle Up you will receive:
5 SCR Classroom Management Sessions. $27 per 30-minute session in local school districts. FREE Goal Setting eBook download at http://stopcryingintherestroom.com Personalized goal setting strategies using the S.M.A.R.T. method.

LaRon Also Teaches:
NEW SCHOOL EMPLOYEES! HOW TO MAKE A PROFOUND IMPACT IN YOUR BUILDING? Carter says, “One thing I know for sure. You can share my experience of making a tremendous impact on the hearts and minds of the students you have been charged to teach. By implementing basic behavioral management methods you can effectively regain control of your classroom before finding yourself in the restroom all teary eyed second guessing your decision to teach.” WELCOME TO SUCCESS PROGRAM: HOW TO BE THE PROBLEM SOLVER YOU WANTTA BE 100% OF THE TIME LaRon Carter engages Middle & High School students with proven strategies for behavior changes and becoming better problem solvers for themselves. In this training series titled “Welcome to Success,” Carter guides the audience to understand basic truths about excelling in competitive environments, becoming more effective communicators, and how to press through success robbing fears that hold us back.
© 2009 Copyright LaRon A. Carter | EBU | Revised 113009

" Systematic behavior monitors that produce student achievement and assist school accountability progress. • Individualized follow-up conference calls for group participants. Recorded MP3 downloads for playback anytime.

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Huddle Up With 7 Steps to Becoming a Savvy K-12 Teacher
By LaRon Carter You have gone to university, graduated from the college of education, hopefully negotiated more than what they offered you on the union negotiated step level contract, and now you are learning that teaching in K-12 environments are not the same classrooms you sat in as a kid. Huddle up with your colleagues and practice these tips for acquiring effective teacher skill sets so you can eliminate unnecessary stressors and begin teaching with more confidence as a savvy K – 12 teacher. STEP 1 Get you hands on valuable information available from student CA-60 background folders. Documents like IEP’s and medical records provide a snap shot into the student’s academic story as a valuable first source for gathering information. A pit stop to the office several times a week on the way to planning hour or lunch can pay big dividends. You’re a pro, so tap the most obvious info resources before forming a misinformed hypothesis. STEP 2 Gather current contact information of parents and guardians. You might want to include cell numbers of big brothers and sisters (both siblings and from United Way mentors). Be sure to note phone service carriers, off peak times, and texting plans so that you don’t get screened out unnecessarily. Research shows that many families are more likely to use cell phones as primary phone lines for calling contacts and Internet use so add primary email addresses in your contact list as needed. STEP 3 Create well-written icebreaker activities. Loosening up the atmosphere not only gets your students connected to each other, but also gives you a starting point for valuable organized intel on your little darlings. Discovering whether a student has a favorite pet that’s sick or has been moving around a lot because of complicated family circumstances will help you more clearly identify classroom problems and develop “how to” solutions. STEP 4 Do a walk around. The wonderful thing about venturing out into the neighborhoods of your school and meeting the people who live there and work in the retail stores, repair shops, and laundry mats is it gives you an understanding of its culture. You will also find out what works for the community as well as the problems needing to be fixed. Information from the pulse of a community, at ground level, helps to better understand outside issues brought into your classroom. STEP 5 Make it a rule to contact each parent on your roster at least twice with heart felt positive reports before having to rat a student out. Parents that get regular negative calls from school personnel are a little punchy when seeing the call come in on caller ID. By establishing a genuine service connection with parents, based on trust and credibility, you can easily recruit them as part of your classroom management and support team member for special events. STEP 6 Create a phone list of highly qualified substitute teachers [from colleagues and secretaries] that are capable of handling your students while you are away from the classroom. Substitutes will always have their work cut out for them, but some will have skill sets that return your students back in one piece and on task to pick up where you left off. STEP 7 Teach your students to respect substitute teachers before you need to call one in to teach. You may not need a sub often, but incorporating a plan instructing students of proper etiquette practices and consequences establishes standards in your absence that will praise or reprimand behaviors upon your return. The best substitute teachers will want to teach for you if they know you have set them up to succeed. © Copyright 2009, by LaRon Carter. Feel free to copy and distribute this article without changes to your staff. LaRon Carter is a former US Marine, veteran K – 12 Special Education for the Emotionally Impaired Certified Teacher, and author of Stop Crying in the Restroom [it ain’t that deep]: A Guide to Effective Goal Setting for Any Teacher on a Mission. Contact LaRon at http://laroncarter.com or join his interactive blog at http://laroncarter.wordpress.com

Editors: If you’d like to run or reprint this edition of LaRon Carter’s newspaper column ”Be My Guest Teacher: Huddle Up With 7 Steps to Becoming a Savvy K – 12 Teacher” in your paper contact BeMyGuestTeacher@gmail.com. Column must include byline and photo © Copyright 2009, by LaRon Carter. All rights reserved.