New Hampshire presentation

Presented a 90′ – ‘teacher mental health’ workshop to 150 New Hampshire superintendents, principals, supervisors, coordinators, etc. in Concord on September 18th.  Session provided an orientation to my innovative session on stressors linked to managing misbehavior.  Power point module and folders of multiple handouts utilized during activity. Anticipate consultation requests during 2017 – 018 from districts struggling with challenging behavior.

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2017 – 018 PD

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 instructional strategies and proactive classroom management techniques, especially for beginners.

Anticipate an active year in multiple communities assisting schools / organizations.

Scan: https:www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VusT3TzVP4. 

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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 presentation from all six states, with active participation throughout the activity.  Received multiple inquiries from administrators to assist their schools after the workshop.  All educators should attend this presentation to maximize their coping skills.

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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 sites receive training on this issue to maximize teachers’ productivity and career satisfaction. 

http://s3.amazonaws.com/KnightComm/Portals/0/SEEN_18-3_2017.pdf 

Pages 48/9.

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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 the interpersonal dynamics of classroom management responsibilities, which are primary stressors for many educators.  Personalized coaching will follow this orientation session.

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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 teachers and two special education staff.  Will monitor their progress in next visits.

Every new / transfer staff member has received this support during my tenure there, which is partially responsive for Sage Park being designated ‘middle school of the year’ twice by the State Department of Education.

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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 and overall professionalism are targeted for 2016 – 017. This is middle school # 63 receiving my assistance since 1973.

 

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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 were reviewed.  Monthly services will continue throughout the academic year, including faculty workshops on various topics.

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Philadelphia

DSC00951Conducted 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 system to maximize student learning and social – behavioral development. Will return at future dates for coaching and workshops.

 

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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 of multiple handouts illustrating procedures to both instruct and manage students. All age groups were discussed using power point modules.

Consultation will be provided to various Diocese schools and T.E.M.S. again to empower teachers’ skills.

A ‘teacher mental health’ training was presented to ten ‘fine arts / special education’  beginners in Stratford on the 23rd, as well. This session addressed stressors associated with managing challenging students’ misbehavior, a major responsibility for most early – career educators. A power point module and handouts reviewed.  Anticipate additional connection to these individuals during school year.

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