Essence of Teaching

A two and a half day experiential workshop specifically designed and customized for the Target school.

Intended Outcome: Through a combination of personal exploration, experiential activities, role playing and simulations participants will gain increased insight and practicable tools that will increase classroom effectiveness. This is done through a process of releasing old methodologies and blocks to achieving goals and replacing them with enhanced and proactive successful techniques.


The program will include:

  • Super Learning techniques
  • Enhanced listening skills designed to better facilitate authentic communication between adults and teenagers
  • The differences between cooperation and competition
  • Cooperative problem solving
  • Experiential games and tools to use in the classroom
  • Leadership Development (yours and your students’)
  • Help manage stress & Conflict in the Classroom
  • Increased awareness of strategies designed to increase student participation and performance
  • Whole brain integration techniques
  • Team building
  • Creating synergy in the classroom
  • New communication techniques
  • Modeling “Out of the Box” behavior
  • Site specific problem solving

Burge Smith-Lyons  has over 35 years in experience in business, education, and personal development.



“Thank you for sharing your experiences and teachings with me. Essence of Teaching changed my vision of teaching.” – D.O.

“Thank you for allowing me to ‘play’ this weekend! Essence of Teaching was an amazing experience! Blessed Be!” – S.R.

“Essence of Teaching’s methods is so profound that the energy in my classroom shifted almost immediately!” A.L Asheville N.C.


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