ST. LOUIS, BATON ROUGE, La. and PETERBOROUGH, N.H., Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As class sizes continue to grow, it's becoming increasingly difficult for early education teachers to manage behavior and time while creating an optimal learning environment. In response, Staff Development for Educators (SDE) has created the new conference, Essentials of Classroom Management: Strategies for Maximizing Student Engagement for PreK–2nd Grade Teachers. The conference will be offered January 23–24, 2017, in St. Louis, MO, and February 9–10, 2017, in Baton Rouge, LA.
"Classroom management is the #1 most requested topic we see across the country. And, arguably, a teacher's most essential skill. This new conference tackles the issues head on and offers practical, proven solutions to the frustrating and often disruptive problems teachers face in their classrooms every day," SDE program developer Kymra Kurinskas says.
Using a new and innovative "mini-conference" format, the 16-session event offers a deep dive into the strategies teachers need to teach self-regulation and control, fit it all in effectively, and create a child-centered environment. They'll analyze from different angles today's "hot button" issues, such as strengthening social/emotional/ethical development, building community, understanding choice, ending power struggles, and focusing on priorities.
"Every teacher struggles with frustrations like these in the classroom. The good news is that classroom management is not an inherent trait. It's a skill any teacher can learn and improve upon simply by attending this conference. It's packed with fresh, new ways to settle differences or prevent them from even happening, so teachers can spend their precious time teaching—not dealing with classroom interruptions," Kurinskas says.
Two dynamic presenters who are classroom management experts will help attendees address all aspects of classroom management. Donna Whyte is a certified teacher, education consultant, and author of the highly acclaimed teacher resource You Can't Teach a Class You Can't Manage. Her sessions will address such topics as how to save time with morning routine, engage all students, and make assessment work. Dan St. Romain is a distinguished behavior consultant and author of Ten Simple Songs for Better Behavior in the Classroom. His sessions will address channeling active behavior, the stages of development, response-to-intervention, and other critical topics.
To register for this conference or learn about SDE's national conferences, upcoming PD events, or other professional development opportunities, visit www.SDE.com, call 1-800-462-1478, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SDE is one of America's leading providers of professional development for PreK through Grade 12 educators. Through Onsite PD, PD Events, Web-Based PD, and PD Resources, the company empowers teachers and administrators across the country with ongoing professional development that is not only research-based, innovative, and rigorous, but also practical, motivating, and fun. All SDE training is presented by the nation's top authors and educational experts, with the goal of creating extraordinary classrooms that prepare students for the evolving demands of the 21st century.
For more information about SDE, educators are encouraged to visit www.sde.com, or to call 1-800-462-1478.
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