What demons are the children in your classroom, or your life, battling today? How many times have you fanned the flames, thinking you were fighting the fire? As a child, the statistics were against Schalea -- poor, black, single parent family, teen pregnancy, an atmosphere of abuse, and occasional homelessness fought hard to destroy her potential. Through the nurturing empowerment provided by a number of educators, Schalea was able to turn "high-risk" into an extraordinary story of personal triumph. In a powerful, interactive workshop Schalea Sanders combines anecdotes from her disadvantaged past with her experiences as a teacher, administrator, author, and parent to provide meaningful insight into, and tangible solutions for, the barrage of obstacles that stand between students and the bright future they deserve. These topics include, but are not limited to: • A Walk in Their Park: Exploring Differences in Perspective • What Does it Really Mean When a Child Says, "I Don't Know?" • Home Away from Home: Creating a "Safe Place" • My Job is to Teach, and Their Job is to Learn, right? • Deposits and Withdrawals: Self-Esteem and the Art of Banking Sanders Educational Consulting -- Help the children in your life achieve their best selves!