In 1997, Scott Ertl founded Playshops and has facilitated trainings throughout the United States for thousands of participants! In 2002, Scott Ertl began leading Parent-Child Retreats and has trained hundreds of counselors to lead these retreats in their schools. In 2009, Scott Ertl launched the website for parents, teachers and counselors to help children idetify specific areas to improve over 70 areas! Scott Ertl is the national Kids Read And Ride Program Coordinator.  SHMILY coins are wooden tokens for couples, families and friends to show each other how much they love one another.

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Bouncy Bands Students LOVE Bouncy Bands! They enjoy having a fun way to release extra energy while working without making any noise. Teachers appreciate that students can do their work without disturbing any other classmates. Teachers and parents to use with students who have extra energy, need to release anxiety, and/or simply want a way to move or rest their feet while they work.
Elementary School Counselor As the author of the "Elementary School Counselor" blog, Scott Ertl shares free resources, lessons, ideas, and tips for elementary school counselors to use with classroom guidance, individual and group counseling.
Progress Cards Scott Ertl developed 70 Progress Cards to help parents, teachers and counselors provide children with proven ideas and behaviors to help them overcome obstacles & achieve success.

 Friendship Skills
Dealing With Bullies
    Expressing Anger Appropriately Divorce Tips
Get Along With Siblings
Dealing With Death
Playshops Scott Ertl created Playshops to engage participants with creative and cooperative exercises that build morale, communication, trust and teamwork. Scott facilitates Playshops with schools to helps parents, teachers and students strengthen relationships to maximize collaboration and student achievement. In addition, Scott trains counselors to facilitate Playshops at their schools.
SHMILY Coins Scott and Jennifer Ertl designed wooden SHMILY Coins for families and couples take great delight in surprising each other with the message:  "See How Much I Love You. " SHMILY Coins quickly become treasured tokens to exchange with loved ones.. 
Parent-Child Retreats Scott Ertl facilitates Parent-Child Retreats for families to enjoy quality time together to talk and play, while remembering past memories and making new ones. Participants are amazed to discover how much they learn about each other in such a short amount of time.
Read And Ride Scott Ertl is the national Program Coordinator of the Read And Ride program. It is an active learning program that is 100% free for schools to promote reading and prevent childhood obesity at the same time. This "novel" program shows school leaders how to solicit used exercise bike donations for students to ride while they read fun magazines and books.
Summer Camp Directories
As the webmaster for 125 different summer camp directories nationwide, Scott provides parents the most comprehensive listing of summer camps in each region. Online directories include Art Camps, Sports Camps, Academic Camps and Specialty Camps. These directories also provide helpful suggestions for parents as they prepare theri kids for their first summer camp.

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