Neil Dughetti | Online Learning for Teachers pursuing Continuing Education and Professional Development | The Connecting Link


Neil Dughetti

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During my 20 years in education I have always worked with and taught a variety of students; ESL, Title I, Special Education students, and regular education students. I believe that all children can learn, fairness, compassion and respect permeate throughout my classroom. I set high expectations for student behavior and maintain those standards through classroom management techniques, positive reinforcement, and engaged learning. I also believe communication among children, their peers, and myself are essential components in my classroom. All children are individuals with their own needs, ideas and values. I support and respect each child. I highly value ongoing and positive communication with parents and teachers to help each child in his/her growth.

I was an administrator for 9 years. I have been involved in the day-to-day operations of the Main Office. These included: suspensions, expulsions, behavior intervention plans, supervision of extracurricular activities, organizing prom, residency, core member of our PBS team, leading the handbook committee, and developing the social emotional learning (SEL) room. During nine years as an administrator, I used the same classroom management techniques for the past twenty years as a teacher and transferred these techniques in the Main office. The most memorable part of administration is helping students graduate from High School.

Poverty, suicide, abuse, divorce, and community violence are some of the many traumatic, yet common, life experiences and events students of today’s society face. In addition, factors including social media and high stakes testing have been linked to the increasing rates of stress and anxiety among youth. This insightful course provides practical applications on how to understand, connect with, and accommodate students and their families experiencing the adverse effects of trauma, stress, and anxiety. Participants will research the short and long-term outcomes associated with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), learn how to incorporate effective trauma-informed practices, and build relationships with students and their families based on respect, trust, and empathy. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress management, suicide prevention awareness, students living in poverty, and educational procedures used to respond to traumatic events are additional topics accentuated in this course. Finally, educators will focus on their own well-being and discover ways to strengthen resilience and manage stress and anxiety associated with the soaring demands of the profession. Course participants will become better equipped to effectively respond to students’ complex needs.
Course #: IMS21513
Dates: 06/07/21 - 06/20/21

Social & Emotional Learning Positive Classroom Management



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