Reviving Your Empowering Language




  1. How to stay in control. 
  2. How to dispel empty praise, sarcasm, and rambling.
  3. How to give students content-rich feedback.
  4. How to make every exchange you have with students—both verbal and non-verbal—a learning opportunity for them.

  5. How to make positive changes to the ways you communicate to teach students how to interact more effectively with you and each other. 

Prerequisite: Developmental Designs 1


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What to Expect

Get ready for an interactive day of learning!


Just like in advisory, you will gather in a circle. You will  talk, share, and problem-solve with other middle-level educators. Tap into real situations from your own experiences. Bring challenges you are facing with individual students or your whole class. The facilitator will lead you through exercises to help you empower your language. 

Meal arrangements

Continental breakfast will be provided. Dietary restrictions? Please let us know when you register. If we cannot accommodate your needs, you may bring your own meals. 

Continuing Education Credits

You will receive a three-hour certificate of attendance for attending this ½-day workshop.


After you register, you will receive a confirmation email with more detailed information and the schedule for Reviving Your Empowering Language.



Note: The Origins Program reserves the right to cancel workshops and is not liable for any travel-related or other expenses incurred by a registrant or payee due to a canceled workshop.



All our facilitators are experienced practitioners who know the middle school classroom. All have gone through an extensive and rigorous multi-year certification process. This process ensures that they are well practiced in using the Developmental Designs approach and skillful in teaching it to others. Some facilitators work full-time for The Origins Program, doing professional development work year-round; others are middle school classroom, teachers who use the Developmental Designs approach in their own classrooms. All share with you a commitment to fostering the well-being and academic growth of young adolescents.