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Boys in Crisis

November 14, 2023

SpringHill Suites, Atascadero

About the Workshop

Boys are 85 percent of the discipline problems in school. They also constitute the largest population in special education, Title 1, and those who have reading and writing problems. Boys are the ones who have committed the violent acts in America’s schools and they are the most likely to drop out of school.

This workshop focuses on the why behind male behavior in school and what schools can do to begin making school more “boy friendly”. Issues that impact boys who come from poverty as well as middle class will be explored in this workshop.

Keynote Speaker

Jim Littlejohn

Jim Littlejohn spent four years as a plant supervisor for Rachlin Furniture before returning to college to complete his degrees. He is currently the President of P.E.A.C.E. Skills, Inc. and has been providing training and consulting in the areas of conflict and anger management, classroom management, peer mediation, interpersonal relations, team building, brainbased learning, and school crisis management.

Jim was Lexington/Richland District 5 (South Carolina) Teacher of the Year and was identified as an “Outstanding Young Educator” by the local and South Carolina Jaycees. He has been a ski coach for Team USA Special Olympics and the South Carolina Special Olympics. The South Carolina governor has named him a “Hero for Children.”

Through aha! Process Jim provides training and consulting services for Emotional Poverty, Bridges Out of Poverty, Boys in Crisis, Understanding and Engaging Under Resourced College Students, A Framework for Understanding Poverty, Research-Based Strategies, Motivation, Dropout Prevention, 9 Systemic Processes, Coaching for Social Studies Curriculum, Classroom Discipline, and Working with Parents.

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