On-Site Trainings

The Learning Professor can now come to you!

If you enjoy our online trainings, you'll love our on-site trainings!

Consider hosting a live event at your location with Dr. Jenni Jacobs!

The Top Benefits of On-Site Training

Your Schedule

You pick the best start time for your employees. No more trying to fit something in that doesn't work for your employee's schedules. You can schedule trainings in the morning, afternoon, evening, or even on the weekend!

Your Location

The Learning Professor comes straight to your location! Trainings take place in the comfort of your own space. Your staff are not inconvenienced by longer drive times or by getting lost trying to find a new location.

 

Promote Consistency

Having an onsite training allows you to tailor content and ensure that everyone is hearing the same information at the same time. This will help your teachers to be consistent in their practices across the center. 

Tailored Content

When you schedule an on-site, you can speak directly to Dr. Jacobs about your needs and concerns. She can make sure that these topics are addressed during the presentation. Tailoring the content makes the most of your time and money!

Quality Interaction

Your staff will be able to interact with an ECE expert and ask questions throughout the training. Their questions will be answered based on research, brain development, developmentally appropriate practice, and best practice guidelines.

 

Privacy

Having the training at your own facility allows your staff to talk about the issues that are prominent for them. No more listening to someone from a completely different type of center drone on and on about something that doesn't concern you. 

"On-site workshops are a great way to be able to create a professional development day that meets your staff's needs. It can really help staff to grasp new concepts when everyone in the room is on the same page and has the same requirements.

Offering workshops in person is one of my favorite things to do. I love feeling the energy in the room and really being able to tailor the workshop to meet individual needs. The interaction within the workshop can really help clarify topics for teachers, and the energy and excitement that I bring about the topics can give them that added push to actually implement the techniques."

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Training Topics for All Ages

Emotionally Supportive
Environments for Children
6 Hours

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Creating Emotionally Supportive Enviornments for All Children

Emotional intelligence is a key success factor, but in order to develop emotional intelligence in others, we must first develop it in ourselves. This workshop takes a deep dive into examining our own behavior in order to learn about others' behavior. We will discuss psychological concepts such as the triune brain, the JoHari window, negative core beliefs, self-protecting behaviors, and regressed behaviors. Participants will examine their own history to determine influences on their interactions. We will then apply these concepts to our work in the ECE classroom as we discuss how to communicate with respect, the reasons that children misbehave, the effects of praise, and the pitfalls of typical classroom management strategies and systems.

    • Participants will identify characteristics of thinking and prior experiences that contribute to negative core beliefs and challenging behaviors.

    • Participants will discuss and apply the triune brain theory in relationship to challenging behaviors.

    • Particpants will practice strategies to move from primitive reactions to problem solving thinking.

    • Participants will utilize ISHFI as a communication technique for conflict situations.

    • Participants will analyze communication strategies that respect children in the classroom.

    • Participants will describe the stages of self-regulation.

    • Participants will describe and analyze the reasons that children misbehave.

    • Participants will create an action plan of concrete strategies to implement in the classroom to address challenging behavior.

This is a 6 hour training.

 

Teaching
to the Brain
2.5 Hours

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Teaching to the Brain : Brain Development Principles for the ECE Classroom

We’ve all heard of teaching to the test, and we all know that this strategy has no long-term success for children’s learning. Instead, I suggest “teaching to the brain”….using what we know about how the brain develops to influence what we do in our classrooms. During the first five years of life, the brain develops at a rapid speed. Although the brain can be trained to memorize pieces of information, true learning and understanding comes from experiences that are tailored to the way the brain develops during these important years. In this session, we will explore the developing brain in connection with planning learning experiences for young children that maximize the foundation for later learning.

    • Participants will develop an action plan with specific classroom strategies to “teach to the brain.”

    • Participants will be able to describe the importance of play in learning.

    • Participants will describe the relationships of DAP to Brain Development.

This is a 2.5 hour training.

From Chaos to Harmony:
Behavior Management
6 Hours

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From Chaos to Harmony - Behavior Management Techniques that Work

This training will provide an in depth view of children's behaviors in the classroom. Participants will analyze classroom practices that may contribute to challenging behaviors, review principles of brain development, self-regulation, and developmentally appropriate practice, and explore the reasons that children misbehave. Strategies for indirect guidance and specific tools for guidance will be presented with a particular focus on children's peer relationships and rough play within the classroom.

    • Participants will identify characteristics of thinking and prior experiences that contribute to negative core beliefs and challenging behaviors.

    • Participants will discuss and apply the triune brain theory in relationship to challenging behaviors.

    • Particpants will practice strategies to move from primitive reactions to problem solving thinking.

    • Participants will utilize ISHFI as a communication technique for conflict situations.

    • Participants will analyze communication strategies that respect children in the classroom.

    • Participants will describe the stages of self-regulation.

    • Participants will describe and analyze the reasons that children misbehave.

    • Participants will create an action plan of concrete strategies to implement in the classroom to address challenging behavior.

This is a 6 hour training.

Hanging on Your Words:
Communicating with Respect
3 Hours

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Communicating with Respect - Hanging on Your Words

What you say to a child and how you say it can make all the difference. Teacher and child interactions center around meaningful and thoughtful verbal exchanges. Every moment is an opportunity to help a child learn with carefully chosen language. Master the art of talking with children by focusing on what you say and how you say it. We'll explore creating a respectful classroom climate, communicating effectively, and look at how praise affects children. You'll find that creating a climate of reciprocal respect will benefit you, the children, and their families.

    • Write a mission statement for classroom climate.

    • Describe tips for communicating effectively with children as well as what to avoid when communicating with children.

    • Differentiate between generic praise and specific praise/encouragement and desribe the benefits of the latter.

    • Describe techniques to listen effectively and actively.

This is a 3 hour training.

The Psychology
Behind Behaviors
3 Hours

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The Psychology Behind Behaviors

This unique workshop blends the worlds of psychology and early childhood to help you understand why children (and adults) behave the way they do. We’ll take a deep dive into classroom behavior and look at how the brain develops and influences behavior, how children develop negative core beliefs and the self-protecting behaviors that develop, and typical reasons why children misbehave. Teachers will walk away with a better understanding of why the children are doing what they are doing as well as insights into their own reactions. We’ll discuss concrete strategies for helping children through challenging behaviors so that teachers feel equipped to handle the children in their classrooms.

    • Identify characteristics of young children's thinking and prior experiences that contribute to negative core beliefs and challenging behaviors.

    • Describe the reasons that children misbehave.

    • Identify and describe tools and teacher behaviors for classroom management

This is a 3 hour training.

Coming Soon!

  • Creating Empathic Classrooms (2 hours)

  • Social Justice in Preschool Classrooms (2 hours)

  • Creating a Behavior Management Plan (6 hours)

Training Topics for Preschool Classrooms

Creating Your
Literacy Curriculum
3 Hours

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Creating Your Literacy Curriculum

Literacy is something that must be intentionally planned for young children, but that doesn't mean that it should be too teacher-directed. This workshop is designed to give you a background in the types of literacy experiences that children should have access to in an early care program. This introductory level workshop will cover the big ideas of literacy, including vocabulary, alphabet knowledge, phonological and phonemic awareness, and concepts of print.

    • Participants will describe the process and activities that promote learning to read for young children.

    • Participants will describe and plan activities that incorporate the 6 elements of a literacy diet.

    • Participants will assess their literacy environment and develop a plan for improvement.

    • Participants will create a plan for an interactive chart for their classroom.

This is a 3 hour training.

Creating Your
Math Curriculum
3 Hours

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Creating Your Math Curriculum

Literacy is something that must be intentionally planned for young children, but that doesn't mean that it should be too teacher-directed. This workshop is designed to give you a background in the types of literacy experiences that children should have access to in an early care program. This introductory level workshop will cover the big ideas of literacy, including vocabulary, alphabet knowledge, phonological and phonemic awareness, and concepts of print.

    • Participants will be able to identify the 5 big math ideas that should be part of every preschool curriculum.

    • Participants will be able to identify everyday activities that incorporate number sense.

    • Participants will be able to identify everyday activities that incorporate geometry, measurement, algebra, and data analysis.

    • Participants will create a lesson plan for math activities in the classroom.

This is a 3 hour training.

Creating Your Science
Curriculum
3 Hours

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Creating Your Science Curriculum

Science exploration comes naturally to children. Yet many of the science activities that are available online and even in stores are actually not appropriate for preschoolers. This workshop is designed to give you a background in the types of science experiences that preschoolers should have access to in an early care program. You will explore the specific factors that determine whether an activity is appropriate for preschoolers. You will discuss setting up a science area and the 3 areas of science curriculum that should be part of every early childhood classroom: physical science, life science, and earth and space science.

    • Participants will be able to describe why children need hands on, child-led experiences instead of experiments.

    • Participants will describe appropriate phsyical science activities for preschoolers.

    • Participants will describe appropriate life science activities for preschoolers.

    • Participants will describe appropriate earth and space science activities for preschoolers.

    • Participants will describe how to incorporate science activities throughout the classroom.

    • Participants will plan a science display for preschoolers.

This is a 3 hour training.

Encouraging Number Sense
in Preschool
3 Hours

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Encouraging Number Sense in Preschool

This workshop provides teachers with an overview of number and number sense. It provides a foundation for assessment of quantification stages as well as information on the types of everyday activities that encourage the development of number sense in young children. Participants will learn about grid games, math manipulatives, and teacher-made path games.

    • Identify and describe the stages of quantification and counting principles.

    • Plan at least one activity to support the number and number sense standard.

    • Describe the role of the teacher in supporting children's math development.

This is a 3 hour training.

Creating Your
Social Studies Curriculum
6 Hours

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Creating Your Social Studies Curriculum

Social Studies is a subject area that doesn’t have an actual “center” in a classroom. It happens in the everyday interactions in the classroom. This workshop is designed to give you a background in the types of experiences that qualify as social studies experiences for preschoolers. You will discuss how history, geography, economics, government, and culture can be applied in a developmentally appropriate way.

    • Participants will describe activities and interactions that enhance the development of self-concept and social competence.

    • Participants will differentiate between an appropriate social studies curriculum and a tourist approach and will analyze appropriate versus inappropriate social studies activities in their own environment.

    • Participants will plan for social studies experiences through developing a project web.

    • Participants will decribe appropriate geography experiences for preschool children.

    • Participants will describe appropriate economics activities for preschoolers.

    • Participants will describe appropriate activities and interactions in the area of government for preschool children.

    • Participants will describe appropriate ways to integrate culture into the preschool classroom.

    • Participants will describe appropriate history activities for preschoolers.

This is a 6 hour training.

Physical Science
Activities
3 Hours

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Physical Science Activities

This workshop will explore concepts of physical science to share with your preschoolers. Learn about the levels of scientific thinking and questioning strategies that encourage scientific thinking. We’ll explore fun ways to incorporate simple machines into your classroom.

    • Plan activities that align with physical science.

    • Describe the characteristics of a good physical science activity.

    • Describe how to incorporate simple machines into a preschool classroom.

This is a 6 hour training.

Moving Beyond
Letter of the Week
3 Hours

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Moving Beyond Letter of the Week: Phonological Awareness in Preschool

How do you promote letter recognition and phonological awareness skills for preschool children in meaningful ways? Why is a letter of the week approach not the best way to teach these skills? If I don't do letter of the week or worksheets, how do I promote letter recognition? In this workshop we'll explore fun strategies for teaching children to recognize letters, sounds, and words in ways that are developmentally appropriate and prepare children for success in kindergarten.

    • Participants will describe the components phonological awareness.

    • Participants will develop a lesson using the explicit teaching model.

    • Participants will describe the benefits of concept development to early literacy learning.

    • Participants will plan alphabet instruction activities for their classroom.

    • Participants will plan phonological awareness activities that are play-based and appropriate for preschool children.

    • Participants will develop a comprehensive and detailed lesson plan for engaging children in phonological awareness activities in preschool classrooms.

This is a 3 hour training.

You Can't Come
to My Birthday Party
2.5 Hours

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You Can't Come to My Birthday Party: Enhancing Social Competence for Preschool

Do you struggle to help the children in your classroom maintain peaceful peer relationships? This workshop will provide a glimpse into children's social competence, giving you a better understanding of the reasons behind their actions. You will learn how to assess social competence and strategies to assist children in developing age-appropriate peer relationships in your classroom setting.

    • Define social competence and its importance.

    • Assess Social Competence

    • Describe children's view of friendship.

    • Describe ways to facilitate social competence.

This is a 2.5 hour training.

All courses listed are already Ohio Approved to meet your training and Step Up To Quality needs!

 

Dr. Jacobs is also a Kentucky Credentialed Level 5 Trainer and can customize a workshop to fit your STARS needs!

Training Topics for Infant-Toddler Classrooms

I Was Born This Way:
Understanding Temperament
3 Hours

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Creating Your Literacy Curriculum

Not all children sharing a classroom behave the same way, although they all may be in a similar age group. This workshop will explore the different aspects of temperament and how to use this knowledge in your child care setting to create a goodness of fit between you and the children in your care. When you do this, you'll find that you create a much more peaceful classroom environment.

    • Participants will name and compare the 9 temperament traits.

    • Participants will identify genetic, environmental, and cultural influences on how temperament traits are expressed.

    • Participants will identify strategies to provide "goodness of fit".

This is a 3 hour training.

Designing Infant-Toddler
Environments that Make Sense
3 Hours

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Designing a good infant or toddler environment can be challenging. How do you arrange the room so that you have separate areas for children while not making it look like a watered down preschool room? This workshop will explore the stages and themes of infancy to assist in proper room arrangement to meet children's needs. We will explore the idea of "identity nooks" as a way of arranging infant toddler spaces that speak to the uniqueness and holistic nature of this age group.

    • Participants will be able to explain how infant toddler environments differ from preschool environments.

    • Participants will be able to plan a holistic learning area that has a specific identity.

    • Participants will be able to design a room that adheres to the stages and themes of infancy.

This is a 3 hour training.

Do you have a special request for a training?

 

Let us know 90 days in advance and we can build a training to fit your needs!

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Hear What People Have to Say
After Attending an On-Site with Jenni!

"Thank you for this course! It has really helped me understand my students as well as my own children. It also gave me coping skills for myself to try and remain calm."

Course taken: The Psychology Behind Behavior

"Dr. Jacobs was so enthusiastic and informative about the information she presented. When questions were asked, Dr. Jenni was able to give reality-based examples and gave thorough explanations. Unlike some PDR classes, I was able to take what I learned from this course and facilitate it in my Montessori environment. Dr. Jenni gives a powerful message in this course and shows such love for what she does that I am truly looking forward to taking more of her courses with the help of The Learning Professor. Hands down, every teacher or paraprofessional in the child care field should consider Dr. Jenni for your next PDR coursework, you will not be disappointed! Thanks again, Dr. Jenni, for giving me the tools and techniques that will inspire all the melting pot of children in my Montessori classroom. I am forever grateful! "

Course taken: The Psychology Behind Behavior


"This class changed how I view children. I wish I would have had this information when my children were younger! Every parent should take this class!"

Course taken: Psychology Behind Behavior


"This class was awesome! Definitely a keeper. Dr. Jacobs did an amazing job!"

Course taken: Creating Your Math Curriculum


"I always love Dr. Jacobs' trainings. Very knowledgeable and interactive."

Course taken: Communicating with Respect - Hanging on Your Words


"Thank you! Great presenter! I have had Dr. Jacobs many times for trainings and I always learn something new and enjoy the trainings"

Course taken: Creating Your Math Curriculum

"This was by far the best training I have ever attended and I have been doing this for 25 years. This workshop helped me look at behavior in a way that I've never thought of. It will definitely change the way I interact with children in my classroom and even my own children! I would recommend this classroom for every teacher of small children!

Course taken: The Psychology Behind Behavior

Pricing

Pricing includes all handouts, technology, travel, and accommodations.

2 - 3 Hour Training

1 hour radius of Cincinnati          $550
2 hour radius of Cincinnati          $700
3 hour radius of Cincinnati          $850
4 hour radius of Cincinnati        $1000

4 - 6 Hour Training

1 hour radius of Cincinnati            $850
2 hour radius of Cincinnati          $1000
3 hour radius of Cincinnati          $1150
4 hour radius of Cincinnati          $1300

2 - 3 hour trainings can be combined to receive the 4 - 6 hour training price. A deposit of 50% required to reserve date.

For keynote presentations, more than 45 participants, or locations more than 4 hours away please call for pricing.

Now Available!!!

Behavior Management Workshops for Parents

I can't say anything without it turning into a battle!

I yell at my kids all the time.

My kids are driving me crazy!

I've tried everything under the sun and nothing works!

 

Does this sound like you? You are not alone.
Parenting is hard. Help is on the way!

The Psychology Behind Behavior, presented by Dr. Jenni Jacobs, is a 2 hour workshop that will change the way you view children. This training is a must-have for all teachers and parents of young children. This unique workshop blends the worlds of psychology and early childhood to help you understand why children (and adults) behave the way they do. We’ll take a deep dive into behavior and look at how the brain influences behavior and the typical reasons why children misbehave. You will walk away with a better understanding of why the children are doing what they are doing, insights into your own reactions, and strategies to help.

The most requested trainer in the greater Cincinnati area, Dr. Jenni Jacobs is the founder and CEO of The Learning Professor where she develops high-quality courses in early childhood education. As a former professor, classroom teacher, and parent she brings over 28 years of experience in working with children and a doctoral degree in education. There’s no instruction manual available for teaching and parenting children, and it is Jenni’s passion to make this job easier and to help parents and teachers feel less stressed and more successful. Her approach is energetic and compassionate, but she’s not afraid to tell it how it is.