Safe and healthy, currently taking a break from presenting to complete my writing projects. Best wishes for everyone’s health and well-being.
Highlights from 2019 –
It’s been a busy and exhilarating fall in 2019. Before the snow flies in Buffalo, I like to cram in as many trainings and presentations.
- December in Toronto – Advanced Training with Dr. Ross Greene on Collaborative and Proactive Solutions. Dr. Greene’s gave our small group an in-depth and hands-on instruction. Advanced trainings provide participants with additional exposure to and instruction in key facets of the CPS model, video examples of its application, and model updates. I enjoy Dr. Greene’s trainings; he’s very precise, clear and thorough and answers everyone’s questions.
- November – Learning & The Brain Conference in Boston on Copley Square. True to the form, this conference like the one I attended in New York City the previous year is chock full of great presenters on riveting topics. The theme: Learning How to Learn: Applying Learning Sciences for Deeper Reasoning, Retention, and Reflection. Highlights for me were – Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, Dr. Barbara Oakley, and Dr. Pooja K. Agarwal. I also attended the pre-conference workshop with Allison Posey – “Engaging Brains: Tapping the Power of Emotion” All of this great learning and fabulous seafood restaurants with gluten-free everything!
- October – Training in Hartford, Connecticut with the Search Institute. This excellent 2-day seminar was dynamic and comprehensive. I highly recommend this. Click here for a complete description.
- October in Baltimore, MD. Susan Ciminelli presented “The Path to Becoming a Trauma-Informed School” at the National At-Risk Education Network Conference on Oct 17th, 2019. This presentation for school administrators summarized the key components of moving beyond trauma-sensitive through organizational change toward adoption of trauma-informed practices across all sectors of the school. This included excerpts from Susan’s book “Collapse of the Hive: Childhood Trauma’s Impact on Our Society and How Schools Can Save Us All” soon to be published in 2020.
NAREN Conference in the News – click on WBAL News Report