Be Positively Powerful: Resilient When Things Get Tough
Be Positively Powerful: A Guide for Teens on Achieving Resilience and Empowerment is a new book by Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D.
Be Positively Powerful: A Guide for Teens on Achieving Resilience and Empowerment is available on Amazon.
Be Positively Powerful: Resilient When Things Get Rough is a new book for younger children by Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D..
Be Positively Powerful: Resilient When Things Get Tough is available on Amazon.
Trauma, Resilience, and Equity in the Age of Covid-19
Three Professional Development Videos
I am making these videos available to watch at no charge, with payment requirements for educators and a Gratuity Donation request for others.
For educator use see the side box. For other professionals or parents, I request a Gratuity Donation, using the Donate button below. The amount of $20-30 is requested.
Educator Payment Arrangements
The cost for these videos is $20 per certified educator in a school for the set of three videos. With this payment, the videos can be shown to anyone in the school community, including classified staff and parents. Obviously, you could direct them to watch on their own and give them credit for doing so. I am going to assume honesty.
For school or district purchases please send me an email with your purchase order.
Individual Educator PDUs
It will possible in most states to obtain individual PDUs for watching these videos. The requirements do vary in states. A certificate with my qualifications, the instructional objectives, and the time for watching will be provided. The cost for this is $30 for the set of three videos.
For Individual PDU purchases, please use the Pay Now button below.
Links to informational resources from Be Positively Powerful: A Guide for Teens on Achieving Resilience and Empowerment and Be Positively Powerful: Resilient When Things Get Tough.
Information for Professionals
Educators, mental health professionals, and others who work with teens can find additional informational resources on this page.
Oregon Safe Return to School
I have been participating in efforts to ensure the safe return to school in Oregon. Documents I have created can be found here.
DigiDesiderata: Desire for Civility in the Digital Age
This is my new video on DigiDesiderate: Desire for Civility in the Digital Age.
The book is available here.
Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D. is the director of Embrace Civility.
Nancy has a background in working with students with special needs, law, educational technology, digital safety, bullying and harassment prevention, trauma informed practices, and restorative practices.
Nancy is available for workshops and keynote presentations at conferences, as well as webinars and trainings for schools. The primary focus of her professional development offerings at this point in time is on equity-based, trauma informed and restorative practices.
Nancy can provide presentations for parents and teens in Oregon.
Media and Outreach
I am seeking greater media coverage of my work, as well as other outreach activities. This is because of the importance of the issues I seek to address, especially during the age of the Covid-19 pandemic, the interruption in student learning, and the issues raised for schools and society by the Black Likes Matter movement — long unaddressed systemic racism and inequities.
This section will provide insight for the media and my recently published writings or appearances.
Education Week Article for Teachers
US News and World Report.
This commentary was submitted to The Oregonian on December 21, 2020
Here is a link to the recorded sessions on the NCMEC CONNECT training platform. I did a session on cyberbullying on December 1, 2020.
Please note, to view a NCMEC CONNECT account will have to be created, then click the registration button. This also gives access to the other trainings and recorded discussions on the site.