Having Dr. Perras provide both training and coaching during my first year as band director was instrumental in learning how to become a professional educator. His Ecological Model strategies, combined with insightful comments about my engagement with students, was extremely helpful, especially with minor misbehavior. All new teachers should receive this assistance.— Niall Reynolds, Band Director, parochial high school, Connecticut, 2017
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.
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.
All my consultation sites receive training on this issue to maximize teachers’ productivity and career satisfaction.
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.
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.