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.
I Can Make Good Choices – Session Back By Popular Demand!
“You’re not my friend!” “That’s not fair!” “I don’t want to do that!” Each year it seems like we are dealing with more behavior problems in the primary classroom. Come to this fun session and get some quick and easy ideas for teaching behavior and social skills using visuals, literature and simple chants and activities.
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.