Experienced Professional Development Presenters

Highly-experienced presenters will lead an in-class demonstration or a dynamic  professional development session in your school. Brian Smith and Teresa Dooley-Smith use theater games, reflection, and mindfulness as practical tools to develop student skills in identifying and interpreting non-verbal information, calming and self-centering, and building Positive Learning Communities in every school.

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In-service training and professional development is tailored to all audiences. Spend the day learning and practicing dynamic activities that strengthen perspective-taking, self-regulation, conversational skills, self-control, and collaborative problem solving. Engage in hands-on practice and discussions about theory, terminology, evidence-based practice, and current guidelines for SEL programming.

Presenters

Brian Smith is an actor, director, classroom teacher, and a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. In partnership with Teresa Dooley-Smith, he has spent the past 10 years leading innovative programs that use Acting as a platform to build character, create positive learning communities, and involve all students in strengthening social skills.

Teresa Dooley-Smith, CCC- SLP, is an ASHA certified SLP, educator, and an out-of-the-box clinical thinker. She is the founder of an innovative speech pathology and social communication practice and has more than 30 years of experience building inspiring communities and helping learners, teachers, clinicians and families work to high standards while learning and practicing compassion toward themselves and others.

Professional Development Descriptions

Full Day                Half Day