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
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.
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
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 sho