Facilitator(s): Teresa LaSala, CPDLT, & Kathleen McClay, CPDT
Dates and Times:
02/02/2021 - 02/18/2021
3:15 pm - 5:15 pm EST
February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 & 18, 2021
New York, New York
Teresa LaSala is a Co-Author of Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Teachers' Guide: Activities for Students, Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Leaders' Guide: Resources and Activities and Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom Manual, 6th Edition. As a Certified Positive Discipline Facilitator and Lead Trainer, Teresa provides parent workshops and trainings, as well as high level training, consultation and ongoing supportive services in public, private, charter and parochial schools throughout the United States and internationally. She has facilitated trainings/workshops drawing school leader participants from around the world i.e.; Iceland, Egypt, China, Canada, Mexico, Columbia, Switzerland, UK, France, Saudi Arabia, and Brazil, to name a few.
Teresa is a Whole Child Faculty Member - Regional Specialist for ASCD (an educational leadership organization, www.ascd.org). She serves as a School Culture and Climate Specialist with The School Culture and Climate Initiative, based at the Center for Human and Social Development of the College of Saint Elizabeth; and has received an award from the NJ State Department of Education, as part of a team, for implementing a "Role Model SEL and Character Education Curriculum" (based on the Positive Discipline Whole School Model). She has been a member of the Positive Discipline Association for 20 years and served 8 years on the International Board of Directors. She regularly facilitates Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom and Parenting with Positive Discipline workshops and certification training's for the Positive Discipline Association (www.positivediscipline.org).
Teresa is a licensed nurse with 23 years of experience in the areas of Family and Pediatric Care, Child Development, and General Medicine. She resides in Denville, NJ with her husband Jim and 2 daughters, Meaghan and Lauren, who have been her greatest joy and teachers.
Kathleen McClay, a Certified Positive Discipline Trainer and Co-Founder of Positive Discipline New Jersey, has enjoyed facilitating workshops for parents and educators since 2010. Her many years of experience in the field of early childhood education as preschool director and teacher, along with her degree in special education, have inspired in Kathleen a passion to help children develop the skills necessary to become capable, contributing members of their kindergarten classrooms and beyond. As a Consultant with the School Culture and Climate Initiative, Based at the Center for Human and Social Development, College of Saint Elizabeth and a member of the United Way Success By 6 Social Emotional Learning Team, Kathleen has the opportunity to work with adults and students as they focus upon cultivating healthy, safe, respectful and engaging school climates. Positive Discipline New Jersey provides training, consultation and certification workshops to many public and private schools (PreK-12), and districts as well as community organizations. PDNJ specializes in: Whole School Positive Discipline Certification, On-Site Training, PD Leadership Team Support, Classroom Observation/Feedback and Parent Education.
Kathleen is deeply committed to sharing the Adlerian philosophy and tools of Positive Discipline as a framework for building respectful relationships and helping children to develop essential social, emotional and life skills for independence and strong character. She has worked with international audiences and is honored to be helping forward the Positive Discipline movement as it spreads across the globe and throughout the United States. She describes her experience with Positive Discipline as life altering. "I began to see children and behavior through a different lens. Before long, it positively impacted all of my relationships. It's been an amazing journey and I love sharing this information with others and learning alongside participants."
This is an online interactive workshop designed for teachers, counselors, school staff and administrators who want an effective discipline approach that integrates social and emotional learning while reducing challenging student behaviors. Attendees will earn recognition as a Certified Positive Discipline Classroom Educator and will learn to:
Develop a large teaching toolbox of kind and firm discipline approaches.
Establish explicit classroom structures and procedures.
Create an equitable classroom community based on mutual respect.
Understand the motivation behind students' misbehavior and how to encourage positive change.
Facilitate effective class meetings teaching social skills and problem-solving.
Learn Positive Discipline/Adlerian Psychology for use in the classroom and school community.
Cost: $375 Early Registration, available until 12/31/2020. $425 Regular Registration. Limit 23.