What do teachers do in the summer? Learn new tools of their craft and hone their skills to make them more effective in the classroom, of course.

Nine Mauriceville Elementary and Little Cypress Elementary teachers went straight from the last day of school to a “Capturing Kids’ Hearts” workshop, June 1 through 4, in Roundtop.

According to Flip Flippen of the Flippen Group, “If you have a child’s heart, you have his head.”™ Flippen, an Orange native, is the founder of the Capturing Kids’ Hearts program and is a trainer of educational institutions and corporations worldwide. Information from the group’s website says, “Truly remarkable outcomes are possible in a classroom where trust, respect, and caring relationships flourish…These processes can transform the classroom and campus environment, paving the way for high performance.”

Teachers and administrators from across the District have found the company’s claims to be true and administrators try to send as many staff as possible to the workshops each year. This year’s class included Lena Duhon, Brittany Huebel, Sandra Davis, Meagan Washburn, Jordyn Davis, Tina Gonzalez, Jennifer Frisbee, Amanda Jureidini and Iva Peasley.

Photo – A group of teachers attending the Capturing Kids’ Hearts Training session, nine from LCM CISD.