Author Archives: Don Perras

2017 – 018 PD

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Educators… Just completed a new video detailing my  PD options for 2017 – 018. I have created an innovative blend of Ecological Model  workshops, personalized coaching, and ‘teacher mental health’ presentations that empower educators’ skills and personal welfare. These services will enhance … Continue reading

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NELMS’ conference

Educators…. Just presented my ‘teacher mental health’ session on March 30th at the New England League of Middle Schools’ conference in Providence.  The 75′ workshop provided strategies for managing stressors linked to challenging behavior.  Forty middle school educators attended the … Continue reading

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Educators

Just published newest ‘classroom management’  article that addresses the critical issue of understanding the interpersonal dynamic between teachers – students regarding behavioral practices. New teachers, especially, should evaluate their personal reactions to behavior to become proactive vs. reactive.  All my consultation … Continue reading

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Assumption Catholic workshop

Conducted ‘teacher mental health’ workshop at Assumption Catholic School, Fairfield, on Election Day.  The eighteen faculty attending observed a power point module illustrating basic factors related to stress managing student behavior. Multiple handouts provided self – evaluation exercises to clarify … Continue reading

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Sage Park Middle School

Returned for 16th consecutive year of consultation at Sage Park Middle School, Windsor, on October 27th.  Assigned to newest hires, plus a few second – year faculty, to provide classroom management assistance.  Shared strategies for beginning art and tech education … Continue reading

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Trinity Catholic Middle School, Stamford

Just hired for training / consultation at Trinity Catholic Middle School, Stamford, part of the Bridgeport Diocese system.  Will conduct staff workshops and offer personalized coaching for their 13 teachers on basic ‘classroom management’ strategies. Suggestions for improving school climate … Continue reading

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Immaculate High School

Just started fourth year of consultation to Immaculate High School, Danbury, a Diocese of Bridgeport Schools site. Provided observations / feedback to four new teachers for 2016 – 017, including Spanish, Chinese, History, and Computer Technology.  Ecological Model booklets and multiple handouts … Continue reading

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Philadelphia

Conducted a three – hour workshop for ‘new’ staff at the Multi – Cultural Academy Charter School in Philadelphia, my first visit to the high school for 2016 – 017. Third year assisting staff, which have adopted my Ecological Model … Continue reading

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August workshops

Just conducted two ‘orientation’ sessions on basic Ecological Model  strategies to new teachers for the Bridgeport Diocese Schools (120 participants) and at Thomas Edison M.S., Meriden (nine participants) on August 23rd and 25th, respectively.  Each teacher received booklets, plus folders … Continue reading

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St. Augustine Academy, Bridgeport (11/23/15)

Started a ‘new’ assignment consulting middle school teachers at St. Augustine Academy, Bridgeport. Two sixth – grade teachers received the first training / consultation to address student learning and social behavior. New Ecological Model handouts were provided that illustrate basic … Continue reading

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