Saturday, October 21, 2017


Conducting a classroom management workshop for ‘new’ teachers in New Britain, CT, on 10/15. Teachers  receive my Ecological Model booklets and view power point modules and videotapes illustrating a proactive system of strategies to empower their behavioral skills.  Dozens of staff have attended this annual event during 2000s.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Starting new, 8 – week course for University of St. Joseph in Hamden, beginning on January 8th.

SPEC 534, ‘Positive Behavior Interventions,’  offers graduate educators an overview of preventative management interventions for both individual students and groups.  Course content emphasizes my integrated ‘ecological model’ system of interventions regarding environmental programming, instructional procedures, an...

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Just presented a workshop on ‘classroom management’  at both Memorial M. S. / Rochambeau M.S. in Region # 15.   Over 100 educators attended the two sessions, where I discussed basic behavioral techniques while also highlighting the psychological dynamics of managing students’ conduct.

The Rochambeau faculty expressed their satisfaction by stating it was the ‘best’ PD session ever!

I’ll be continuing to t...

Saturday, July 29, 2017


Please read my article, ‘Classroom Management:  An Ecological Model,‘ in the Southeast Education Network (SEEN) fall magazine, vol. 15.2, pages 124 – 125.  It offers an introductory illustration of basic management practices for all educators.  A sample scenario is included to demonstrate application of strategies.

My graduate students this fall semestar at Southern Connecticut State Universi...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Just presented  a 90′ –  webinar on ‘Strategies for Improving Mental Health Services for At – Risk Students’ to a national audience via the Associate of Educators’ website.

The session addressed factors related to the interaction of developmental issues, family – cultural dynamics, and school adjustment problems.  Strategies for designing school / community programming were emphasized, including personn...

Saturday, July 1, 2017


Please read my latest article on ‘classroom climate’ in the Winter edition of the Southeast Education Network journal, volume 15.3, pages 51 – 52.

This article offers practical strategies to create student – friendly learning environments, the critical first phase of effective classroom management.  Basic procedures to design positive school communities will benefit any educator, particularly those...

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Don Perras, Ph.D.

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