Category Archives: educational issues

Mental Health article

Colleagues… After extensive observation of hundreds of teachers in the past decade, the issue of teacher mental health became an obvious topic that needs professional attention.  I wrote an introductory paper on mental health factors and remedial strategies because it … Continue reading

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Project GEAR UP: Upcoming Workshops in Waterbury, CT

This is a new assignment where I will be training staff for their placements in four Waterbury high schools, presenting workshops and group meetings on social skill development.  This is similar to training at Gear Up’s New Haven chapter sponsored by Yale … Continue reading

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Just Published: “Student Readiness to Achieve: Decreasing the Achievement Gap”

My article, ‘Student Readiness to Achieve: Decreasing the Achievement Gap,’ was just published by the Southeast Education Network on their home page.  The article offers an overview of basic factors associated with national initiatives, such as Common Core, designed to … Continue reading

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Audubon workshop

Colleagues…. Just finished a three – hour training workshop for the Connecticut Audubon Society in Milford. The seven participants received an orientation to behavioral techniques to assist with their presentations to schools throughout the state.    Two power point modules on student … Continue reading

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NRA’s Ludicrous Proposal

I felt compelled to send this response after processing the recent NRA commentary on having school faculty armed with guns to increase the safety of children. Their proposition that faculty will utilize firearms to thwart school violence is preposterous, since … Continue reading

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Newtown tragedy

In the aftermath of the horrific incident in Newtown this past week,  our nation should allocate additional funding / resources to mental health services, especially for adolescents. The complex interaction of  students’ developmental disorders, dysfunctional families with absentee / harried … Continue reading

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Introducing my new YouTube video series

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2nMTUBBj6k

I am producing a series of instructional videos for educators on classroom management. Based on my extensive consultation experience, a vast percentage of educators have inadequate preparation in differentiated instruction and classroom management for diverse learners. This training will illustrate … Continue reading

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My Connecticut Post article on School Reform

The Connecticut Post has published my school reform article on May 25, 2012 in the Opinion section; you can read it here. The article offers an overview of recommendations for closing Connecticut’s  chronic achievement gap problem.  Based on my extensive … Continue reading

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Considering the Family Structure’s Effect on Students

Today’s educator must be prepared to address a diverse student population defined by alternative family constellations, challenging social-cultural variables, and conflicts associated with academic achievement. Analyzing data on family structure indicates a significant movement toward delayed marriages, a decline in … Continue reading

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Perspectives on Student Behavior

As an educator concerned about the welfare of this generation of learners, I feel compelled to address a major issue in public education: student behavior. While intense efforts are focused on improving student achievement, a serious deterrent to better academic … Continue reading

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