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The Goodness Model for Education


What brings about success in working with your students is not your instructional expertise but your humanness. That is the basic belief behind a new paradigm in education: The Goodness Model for Education. 

It is a simple, ready-to-use plan of action appropriate for any school population or school environment, and leads to self-understanding, connection, well-being, and excellence in performance.

Through flexible and elegant practices, the Goodness Model shows you (and your students) how to tap into your innate “core of goodness” to bring forth super-abilities to change, grow and adapt, especially in our constantly changing educational landscape and rapidly spiraling world. The following offers the benefits that you will gain by participating in this workshop.

The Goodness Model for Education...

  • presents an adaptable plan of action and accompanying exercises;
  • emphasizes creative approaches to behavioral change and emotional regulation;
  • builds interactions around purpose and service to others;
  • builds community and collaborative classrooms;
  • stresses the need to be valued, and to value others;
  • instructs in positivity, connection and understanding;
  • creates a mindset of gratitude and compassion;
  • promotes efficacy, mastery and success;
  • demonstrates through interventions how to be feel safe in your body; and
  • cultivates coherence, balance and wellness

Warning: This workshop may cause happiness!

Please Note: There are opportunities for educators to become trainers for The Goodness Model. Information will be given at the workshop.

Audience: All Grade PK-12 Educators
Instructor: Dr. Anthony Scannella and Joe Diskin
Delivery Format: In-person

Location: Ramapo College of NJ, Mahwah, NJ; Trustees Pavilion 
Date/Times: May 4, 2023; 9am-12pm (EST)

About the Creator and Lead Presenter: Dr. Anthony Scannella

Dr. Anthony Scannella is the former CEO of the Foundation for Educational Administration (FEA) and a longtime school administrator. He is a nationally recognized expert in behavior change and the author of a number of educational textbooks, most recently, the textbook and video series Launch Your Classroom with co-author Sharon McCarthy.

Dr. Scannella's programs have been adopted by hundreds of school districts throughout the country, and he has trained thousands of teachers, administrators, psychologists, and mental health practitioners. His main mission today is to help people understand the relevance of living a good life.

About the Co-Presenter: Joe Diskin

Joseph Diskin was the Principal of Eisenhower Intermediate School in the Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District for 23 years before retiring in February 2023. He has 35 years of educational experience as a principal, assistant principal, supervisor, teacher, and coach. He currently serves as the Assistant Superintendent at the Office of Schools for the Diocese of Metuchen.

Mr. Diskin has certifications in mindfulness, positive psychology, and as a Life Coach. He has presented seminars and workshops on social and emotional learning, mindfulness, optimism, growth mindset, resiliency, gratitude, and leadership for educational institutions, sports teams, businesses, and organizations.

Joe was recently nominated for a World Happiness Award by the World Happiness Foundation.

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check to TMI Education, LLC. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education – PLC Division at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email the TMI PLC at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website event page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session:  All of our virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible to workshop registrants, Professional Learning Consortium Members, and education professional constituents subsequent to the session. Therefore, each virtually-delivered workshop and webinar will have Zoom’s Recording Disclaimer enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.

Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session: Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.

  • Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
  • Disable your video
  • Mute your audio
  • Do not communicate via the chat feature
  • Do not upload an identifiable profile photo

Please refer to Zoom’s Attendee Controls for more information on how to use these features.



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