Started a new assignment training / coaching staff at Wintergreen K – 8 Magnet School, Hamden. Combing faculty workshops with personalized mentoring, targeting ‘new’ hires and teacher assistants. Ecological Model program being introduced to create one system across the entire school. Classroom management practices will be emphasized. Principal Todd Solli has a prior association since his initial high school position in New Haven during early 1990s.
Faculty workshop, Nov. 7th, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
system to maximize student learning and social – behavioral development. Will return at future dates for coaching and workshops.