Scott Ervin is a speaker working with Kirkland Productions through Safe & Sound Schools.
Scott Ervin is in his 17th year of working with extremely difficult, at-risk, disturbed, abused, and neglected kids. He has worked exclusively with populations in extreme poverty. For the last 13 years of his teaching career, he requested that all of the most difficult kids in the grade be placed in his room. He has also been a principal, superintendent, and discipline specialist in schools serving kids from preschool through 8th grade. These schools had poverty rates between 84% and 98%. As Founder and CEO of Ervin Educational Consulting LLC, he travels around the country teaching educators and parents Calm and Assertive Procedures and Strategies, The Nine Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom™, and Becoming a Love and Logic Parent®. He performs demonstration teaching and common area management with real students in real schools to show how skills and procedures are used in order to create a safer, more functional, and more positive classroom and school environment.
In his free time, he has mentored neglected and abused kids both in and outside of school. Most of those children had some combination of PTSD, drug affection, Reactive-Attachment Disorder, and/or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Master’s degree in Education, and a current Ohio PK-3 Teacher's License. He has taught classroom management as an adjunct professor at Antioch-Midwest and as a visiting lecturer at Ohio University.
Scott is a proud father and husband, and he is married to a fellow educator. His wife taught kindergarten and third grade for twelve years. A difficult child himself, Scott flirted with suspensions and expulsions throughout his school career. He has come a long way.
The Nine Essential Skills for the Love and Logic Classroom®
(18 hours of workshops, includes a 2 hour introduction) is a comprehensive way of being calm and assertive with even the most difficult kids. It is nine skills, that, when used cumulatively, can allow any educator to be able to create a calm, strict, safe, loving environment where adults can teach and students can learn. Skills include:
Utilizing the Recovery Process
Building Positive Student-Teacher Relationships
Utilizing Enforceable Statements
Utilizing Choices to Prevent Power Struggles
Quick and Easy Preventive Classroom Interventions
Guiding Students to Own and Solve Their Own Problems
Calm/Assertive Procedures for the Classroom
(18 Hours of total instruction includes a 1 hour introduction) Relationship Building Procedures
Nickname creation and ceremony
Afternoon Meeting/ Celebrations
Control Sharing Procedures
Student-led Morning Meeting
Student-led workshop choices
Student-led Afternoon Meeting
Calm/Assertive Procedures for a Calm and Quiet Classroom
How to Create a Truly Silent “Silent, Sustained Reading” Environment
How to Create a Calm, Pleasant Workshop Environment
How to Get Students to Work Hard Without Asking Them To
Calm/Assertive Behavioral Intervention Plan
Want/Control Analysis: Create a plan to get the desired behaviors from any student in any situation.
How to Interact with Parents: No Matter How Difficult They Are
(1.5 Hours) Even the most skilled teacher, principal, or superintendent can be made miserable by a persistently difficult parent. Let me train your staff or district to work with parents in a calm, and assertive way so that you can hold students and parents accountable in order to do your very difficult job with optimal effectiveness.
How to Effectively Monitor and Bully-Proof Students
(2 Hours) Effective and thoughtful monitoring and teaching of students from power positions is an essential skill in creating safe, calm schools where teachers can teach and students can learn. Let me show your school or district how to use proper monitoring techniques in both classrooms and common areas so that both educators and students can spend their days in a healthy, safe, pro-social environment. In addition, I can teach your staff or district how to create consequences for bullying that will extinguish this negative behavior and help create a safe space in which students can learn.
No matter how safe we make schools through proper monitoring and the use of logical consequences, there will be times when we are not able to monitor students: on the bus, at home, or online. When we show students effective skills for dealing with bullies, we give them a tool that they can use to empower themselves for the rest of their lives.
You Will Fail Because You Are Not Good Enough (and other words of inspiration)
(20 to 45 minutes) This speech is perfect as a commencement address or motivational message for high school or college students. The message is that failure is a guaranteed part of success for any worthwhile endeavor. The awareness of this guarantee can help the child or young adult to handle it in stride. The tools contained in this speech allow them to use failure to create success.
I like that the whole school is on the same page-including paras, teachers, and administrators. Good things are happening academically because we are spending less time on discipline!