Education Consultant At Grade Success Develops Classroom Behavior Modification Techniques That Aid In Curbing Low Graduation Rates

May 22, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Education News
New York, NY – May 22, 2008 – Grade Success, Inc ( today announced it has devised a series of classroom management and behavior modification techniques that improve teacher/student interaction and relationships. The techniques, presented in a workshop format, have been proven successful in assisting to improve classroom learning environments, which can dramatically affect students’ interests.

Recent reports, issued by America’s Promise Alliance, found that nationally, about 70 percent of U.S. students graduate on time with a regular diploma and about 1.2 million students drop out annually. A survey funded by the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation, The Silent Epidemic: Perspectives on High School Dropouts, asked 16- to 25-year-olds why they left high school before graduating. 41 percent of dropouts polled said a major reason they quit school was that their classes weren't interesting. Even those who said they earned good grades and wanted to work hard found school too boring to continue.

“Millions of students are sitting in classrooms every day unchallenged, disengaged and bored,” said Education Consultant Marc Hoberman. “While government and private institutions seek solutions to this national crisis, we have found that an immediate solution lies dormant in teacher classroom management coupled with behavior modification.”

According to Mr. Hoberman, teachers who have attended the Grade Success Workshops, have been able to implement the program’s techniques and affect behavior modification. He cited positive reinforcement as a basic skill that improves teacher-student relationships. Mr. Hoberman said, “a negative stroke takes 15 positive strokes to cancel out and that’s why positive reinforcement is of primary importance.” He added, “especially for high school students, a private word of praise should be sufficient to make a person feel good.”
Nationwide, three out of every 10 students who enter high school this year will not graduate in the typical four years. For African American and Hispanic students, the number is more than four in 10. High school dropouts are twice as likely as their graduating classmates to slip into poverty. In 2001, four out of 10 young adults who had no high school diploma got some type of government assistance. In 2004, nearly 75% of all high school dropouts didn't have jobs.
About Grade Success, Inc.

Grade Success, Inc. ( is a Premier Training Service provider and has been facilitating workshops, seminars, and courses since 1985. Grade Success has uncovered the tools needed to help each participant realize his or her full potential. Services include local and long distance tutoring through the phone, e-mail, and in person. Grade Success also offers College Advisement to help parents and students make the right decision about their school. Grade Success also trains faculty, and has multiple books published available for order.

About Marc Hoberman
Keynote Speaker, Seminar Leader and Consultant, Marc Hoberman is the Director and Lead Facilitator of Grade Success, Inc. He has trained students, teachers, and corporate executives nationally through a variety of Personal Improvement and Training Methods. Marc has been featured on both television and radio. He has also led workshops at the New Jersey and New York State Reading Conferences as well as the International YAI Conference. Marc was a featured speaker at the 2006 & 2007 Tri-State Camping Conference in Atlantic City, New Jersey. From the classroom to the boardroom, Marc continues his mission to "help people realize their full potential."

Marc Hoberman
Grade Success Inc.