Students often step into our classrooms bearing the weight of multiple stressors from outside of school on their shoulders. At the same time, teachers expect students to be present and ready to learn each and every day. This session will help educators find the balance so they can quickly identify outside forces that might be negatively impacting student performance. Forming a strong relationship with students quickly is key to moving forward with teaching and learning.
Nic Cooper and Louanne Neiderquill bring strong background knowledge and experiences in the fields of counseling and education. Workshop participants will learn how to work well with chronically stressed students and will begin to devise plans to help meet the needs of students in their classrooms.
Connecting with Chronically Stressed Students
August 11, 2016
9:00am – 3:00pm
Institute for Excellence in Education
711 West Pickard Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Lunch will be provided.
Nic Cooper, Ed.D., LPC, LMSW, is a leadership coach for the Institute. He brings with him 43 years of experience in education as a licensed social worker and counselor, alternative education developer, assistant principal, principal, teacher educator and consultant. Dr. Cooper spent most of his career at the middle level after beginning as a high school counselor. He also has worked as a substance abuse counselor and a probation officer. During his career in public education, he developed more than 20 alternative education programs for middle school and high school students. He has a B.A. in psychology from Wittenberg University in Ohio, an M.A. in counseling from Western Michigan University and an Ed.D. in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University.
Louanne Neiderquill has worked as a special education resource room teacher K-12 and in a self-contained emotionally impaired classroom, a Teacher Consultant for the Emotionally Impaired, a Title I Director, Elementary Principal, Curriculum Director and for the past 16 years as a Director of Special Education. In addition to her work in K-12 schools, Louanne is also an instructor at Walden University working with students in Master’s degree programs. Louanne earned her undergraduate and graduate degree from Central Michigan University and her Special Education Licensing and Director Degree from Grand Valley State University.
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