Poor centers go after poor training. The best centers go after the best training. When I was younger I would have evaluated that the poor centers HAD to choose poor training due to low finances. With a lot more experience, in business, government, church and psychology, I am beginning to see it differently now. The direction of causation is opposite to what I first thought!
Doing my marketing calls, I am finding a predictable pattern. The centers with the worst academic outcome do not consider anything but the cheapest and worst training. The centers with the best academic outcome for the students, regardless of their overall budget, are interested in luxury training. They are interested in finding out what is new and available. Of course, the centers with poor academic outcomes are indeed often in the pats of town with lower SES, but the center’s budget may not be lower than other centers. Inquiring on the phone costs nothing in any case. For a center with a lower budget, shopping for a great value might be more of a challenge, but it is predictably not even considered.
Further, while it is theoretically possible to occasionally get unusual values or even excellent service pro bono, by and large there is a correlation between value and cost. Great training like any other item will cost something, Everyone knows this and plans accordingly.
Centers that refuse to consider investing in better training will never have a superior staff and thus will not be able to produce superior results in their students. By contrast, great centers depend upon great teachers. Great teachers rely on and want great training. So centers that invest in great training will have better teachers, and better academic outcomes.
Poverty is a state of mind more than it is an amount of money. The way out of poverty is to invest in education. Wisdom is better than gold.
What they are saying….
How could this session be improved? No, this was perfect actually. Loved that it allowed for discussion.
“Knowledge of presenter is outstanding; makes it easy to sit through training.”
“Very helpful to use in my classroom.”
“I enjoyed Sharon’s enthusiasm, eagerness to connect with her audience and her down to earth personality that really brought forth new tactics in teaching, but also interesting insights to people skills in all! I will implement much of her lesson into my classroom as well as my home and personal life.”
“I love love loved the tidbits of the history of teaching you included…. I would love to dig deeper into how … education has changed and [talk about how to] “get back to basics.”
What did you like best about this seminar? She had an emphasis on Christ centered education. (This was in a church affiliated preschool.)
What did you like best?
- Where to find books [relating to] morals.
- Plenty of time for discussion was given.
- Explanation of the class which I could understand well.
- Learning how to incorporate values into our planning.
What I like to hear most, and often do: “We want to have you back. When can you come? “
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