Dan is a national educational consultant who provides staff development and consultative services to K-12 educators. Currently, Dan works as a behavior consultant for a school district, working directly with students, while also providing support to the staff at large. Dan’s overwhelming strength is his skill as a presenter. Although his sessions are exceedingly interactive, his greatest asset lies in his ability to offer participants rich insight into the connectedness between educational practices and student behavior.
Literature, Language and Life-Skills: Oh My!
Although our inclination is to teach the way we were once taught, as times change, so must our strategies. In this fast-paced session, participants will have fun examining how social, emotional, ethical and cognitive skills can be taught through the use of literature and interactive reading strategies.
Don’t Go There: Avoiding Power Struggles
End those energy-draining power struggles with children, teachers, and parents. In this active session, Dan gets to the root of why power struggles occur and offers specific strategies for avoiding them, while also providing tips for resolving conflict afterwards.
Systems Failure: Avoiding the One-Size-Fits-All-Approach to Behavior Management
Join Dan to learn about the downfall of behavior systems which rely on punishments and rewards as the primary means of changing behavior. Learn why time out, clip systems, and stickers often create more problems than solutions, as well as how to better create long-term positive behavior change with the children you serve.