In the job description where it reads other duties as assigned it should read mother, father, cheerleader, coach, counselor, juggler and anything else needed at the time. Educators are one of the most important individuals in society. The nature of an affective educator, be they a teacher, administrator, school secretary or cafeteria worker is to take care of others. However, sometimes they need encouragement to be affective. Lori draws from her experience as a classroom instructor, support staff and the wife of an administrator to reach her peers. She can relate in a way that others outside the profession are not able to.
Coming in on the first day of school after being off for the entire summer or school break can be daunting. The last thing that anyone wants to hear is a boring speaker. Well that's a good thing because that is the last thing that you will get from Lori. Many of her peers have asked on more than one occasion "How is it that you are always so excited everyday?" This workshop will help Jumpstart your teachers and provide them with the energy they will need to educate students.
Teachers vs Administrators
Often teachers feel that the administrators are on a different team and administrators feel that teachers just want to complain. Having been in the classroom and sharing a home life with an administrator has given Lori a first hand understanding of both roles. This workshop helps to bridge the gap between the two prospective helping both to understand that they are on the same team.
Reaching Students that Don't Look Like Me
Growing up in a school system where there were only 12 other students in her class of 300+ students that looked like her helped Lori develop the skills necessary to relate to anyone. Today Lori works in a school where the vast majority of her students have the same skin pigment. Through these experiences Lori has learned to work with any population of students. As a result, Lori has established a tried and true method to assist faculty and staff members to relate to students that do not share the same background.