Other workshop presentations:

  • Student Centered Learning
  • Social-Emotional Learning
  • Promoting Resiliency through Mindfulness


Judicious Classrooms: Using Conflict Resolution:  to Build Peace

OVERVIEW: Through this workshop you will learn what a peaceable school/classroom is, how to train students to be peer mediators, and how to implement a peaceable school/peer mediation program.  You can provide students a democratic forum through classroom meetings. Cooperative activities will be practice so you can return to the classroom armed with the tools you need to make a peaceable environment. 


  • To learn what a judicious, peaceable school/classroom is
  • To learn how to implement a peaceable school/peer mediation program
  • To learn how to train students to be peer mediators
  • To meet and share ideas with other professionals that have similar concerns
  • To implement cooperative classroom activities
  • To provide students a democratic forum through classroom meetings

Positive Discipline: Extinguishing the Fire- Classroom Management that Work!

OVERVIEW: Spending lots of instructional time putting out behavioral fires? This interactive workshop will offer ideas and suggestions on how you improve instruction by reducing negative behavior in the classroom. We will fill our extinguishers with Marzano’s suggestions on classroom management techniques that work along with refreshers on Dreikurs’ Four Goals for Misbehavior, Fredric Jones: Control through Positive Discipline, Linda Albert: Control through Cooperative Discipline, and other behavior management theories. It is time to redesign your rules and consequences so you can spend more time being a teacher and less time being a fireman!

In this workshop, participants will develop educators’ abilities to promote a positive classroom of respect and responsibility by creating learning alliances with students.


  • Learn about strengths-based learning and discover a solution seeking cycle which they can immediately apply to the classroom.
  • Establish a positive classroom culture of respect and responsibility.
  • Plan interventions at the universal and targeted tiers of the 3-tiered model of intervention.
  • Create learning alliances with students to promote success.
  • Implement universal and targeted interventions that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, and creativity.
  • Create a positive ripple effect from classroom universal and targeted interventions to school-wide intervention programs


Dr. Denise Rattigan