That's EnterTRAINing

A part of my outreach that I thoroughly enjoy is conducting interactive character education workshops. See my Character Is Our Super Power workshop {here}. 

There's a You Tube clip of my 2014 USD keynote {here}.

Here's a picture from 5 Congreso in Juarez 2015. 

And my Kindness Is The REAL Global Warming keynote {here}.

I love to give keynotes and conduct learning sessions and trainings.
Sometimes I even dress up ... here I am in my (n)ICE Queen gown
for my Kindness Is The Real Global Warming keynote address
at the National Forum in DC on Halloween 2014. What a blast of cool that was!

Are you ready to Sing, Dance, Laugh and Connect?

Click {here} for my brochure.

It'll be a 'hoppy' time, guaranteed!

If you'd like to talk about me coming to help with your next character-building event, email me (bgruener5 {at}

Come prepared for an interactive, engaging object lesson (or two!), a dance, a song, and some connections; leave with motivation, positivity, and joy, ready to inspire your superheroes to change the world.

Sing along with the Friendswood Junior High Staff
as they create a caring climate

Whether we use our plates to draw pictures on our heads
or to share our one word we want to leave people with,

we're going to have fun connecting and playing!

Let me know if you'd like to book a growth learning session.


  1. I am new to blogging & I think it's so great how it connects us all around the US. I am a teacher in Pasadena ISD and live in CL. :)

    Are you familiar with Conscious Discipline? Our district is in the early stages of training to get all schools trained on this.

    Always Live.Laugh.Teach

  2. I am always looking for great character education books! Thanks! Theresa

  3. Barbara, I really enjoy reading your posts. Thanks for the warm welcome to the world of blogging.


  4. Barbara! Remember me from the Jeffereson conference?? So happy to find ur blog!
    Maureen buechel

  5. I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog! I love it :) I'm trying to figure out how to follow this blog.. Thanks for all the amazing posts/ideas!

  6. Hi! I would love to know about your coffee with the counselor and ideas. I just cannot locate it in your website. I would like to have one.

  7. I've hosted three coffee chats - the first one I went over my Crayons to College guidance lesson and talked with the parents about what services a school counselor offers, then opened it up to Q & A. The second year I worked with the counselor next door and our topic was Bully-proofing your child. This year we did Elevating Empathy and walked them through the Empathy in a (Shoe) Box lesson, then shared some stats and read the book The Sandal Artist before Q & A/share time.

    Each time we served coffee with fancy creamers and I make pumpkin or zucchini bread. And each time it's been well received though not necessarily well attended . . . 9, then 22, then 9 again . . . still, it's worth it because these parents become our ambassadors . . . .

    You can email me if you have specific questions - gruenergang (at)

  8. Hi! We're hosting a Houston Bloggers Meet Up on June 29th! Click on the link below for more information. We hope you can make it!

    Teaching With Moxie

  9. We were delighted to see that you had mentioned our book WINSTON OF CHURCHILL: ONE BEAR'S BATTLE AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING. Thank you!
    And we're excited about the sequel FIVE FAMOUS MICE MEET WINSTON OF CHURCHILL. Our official publication date is Earth Day, April 22nd. We hope you will enjoy it as well!
    All good wishes,
    Jeanie Okimoto

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