Colleen DeVeyrac is an international public speaker, teacher, and educational consultant presenting workshops across Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. She has done many keynote sessions across Canada and Australia as well as the Super Conference in Vancouver, the Special Education Conference in Vancouver, the ATA conference in Edmonton, as well as many district days and PD Days for specific schools. Colleen is also involved in mentoring first and second year teachers in Northern Alberta for a First Nations Board which she absolutely loves. She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Education and a Bachelor of Physical Education and has completed her Masters of Learning Innovation from Queensland University of Technology. She has worked with youth at risk for over 15 years and has implemented early intervention and adolescent programs to assist students in transitioning into mainstream schooling.
F1 - Save Your Sanity: Teacher Stress... Strategies for Teachers Working with Children Who Exhibit Oppositional & Defiant Behavior
Teaching can be one of the most stressful professions, especially if we feel that students are not responding or engaging appropriately in our classes. If we don’t have strategies for our own mental health, we can find ourselves burning out very quickly and being absent from our classrooms. This session will focus on stress and how it can be positive as well as negative and the strategies we can implement to improve our mental health. The session will also focus on strategies to engage those defiant and oppositional students in our classrooms.