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Raising Emotionally Healthy Children

As children move through the developmental stages, parents and caregivers play a vital role in promoting their emotional health. What are the particular stresses children and adolescents face, and what strategies can be used to help them achieve a level of independence and resilience that will sustain them throughout their lives? This presentation will focus on promoting healthy emotional expression in children as well as strategies for developing positive communication between children and adults. We will discuss the balance between freedom and structure in parenting and how to help kids negotiate their way in a competitive world dominated by screens and technology.

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Boys and Girls Learn Differently

Gender differences have a profound influence on learning and behaviour. Boys’ brains and girls’ brains develop and operate very differently. Current brain research has revealed fascinating differences between the way males and females think and communicate. The implications for teaching and raising boys and girls are profound. Teachers and parents of both genders will benefit from this entertaining and enlightening workshop.

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Raising Kids In A New Kind of World

From Facebook to Xbox to the iPhone, children and teenagers are living in a social environment very different from the one their parents and teachers grew up in. How do we raise our children in such a new world? What are the new rules? Do any of the old rules still apply? This thought-provoking workshop will deal with some of the most pressing issues facing parents and teachers today: the internet, video games, bullying, keeping the lines of communication open – among many others.

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Past Talks

“Raising Emotionally Healthy Children”

  • February 2017 Fern Hill Private School, Oakville
  • October 2016 Cayman Islands Health Care Conference, Grand Cayman
  • November 2015 Toronto Muslim Homeschoolers, Mississauga
  • November 2015 Burlington Public Library, Burlington
  • October 2015 Book Lauch for Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys. Parent Books, Toronto
  • June 2015 Mineola Public School, Mississauga
  • May 2015 St. Mark’s Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • May 2015 St. Mark the Evangelist Elementary School, Whitby
  • April 2015 St. Catherine’s Catholic Elementary School, Peterborough
  • April 2015 Maple Grove Public School, Oakvillle
  • March 2015 Westacres Public School, Mississauga
  • March 2015 Alberta Health Services in co-operation with The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Telehealth Video Conference
  • February 2015 Mary Fix Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • November 2014 Mark the Evangelist Catholic Elementary School, Whitby
  • November 2014 John Fraser Secondary School, Mississauga
  • May 2014 Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education, Philip Pocock Catholic Secondary School, Mississauga
  • May 2014 Copeland Public School, Brampton
  • May 2014 Annunciation of Our Lord Catholic Elementary School, Hamilton
  • April 2014 Cardinal Newman Catholic Elementary School, Brampton
  • April 2014 Elmcrest Public School, Mississauga
  • April 2014 C.H. Norton Public School, Burlington
  • November 2013 Irma Coulson Public School, Milton
  • November 2013 St. Francis Xavier Catholic Elementary School, Brampton
  • November 2013 Canadian Network for Respiratory Care Conference, Lake Louise, Alberta
  • October 2013 Halton District School Board, Parent Involvement Committee Conference, M.M. Robinson High School, Burlington
  • October 2013 Edward Johnson Public School, Guelph
  • June 2013 St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Oakville
  • June 2013 St. Cornelius Catholic Elementary School, Caledon East
  • May 2013 Ellengale Public School, Mississauga
  • May 2013 Halton Waldorf School, Burlington
  • May 2013 St. Mary Catholic Elementary School, Mount Forest
  • April 2013 St. James Catholic Elementary School, Toronto
  • April 2013 Allan A. Martin Senior Public School, Mississauga
  • April 2013 Rockwood Centennial Public School, Rockwood
  • April 2013 City of Hamilton Public Health Services, Hamilton
  • March 2013 Brisbane Public School (presented at Erin Public School), Erin
  • March 2013 Regional Parents Conference, Thunder Bay
  • February 2013 Hillcrest Middle School, Mississauga
  • November 2012 White Oaks Secondary School, Oakville
  • May 2012 Central Public School, Guelph
  • April 2012 Ontario Healthy Schools Coalition 2012 Forum
  • April 2012 River Oaks Public School, Oakville
  • February 2012 St. Mary Immaculate Elementary School, Richmond Hill
  • October 2011 Fallingbrook Middle School, Missauga
  • October 2011 James McQueen Public School, Fergus
  • March 2011 St. Anne Elementary School, Brampton
  • March 2011 Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School
  • February 2011 St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School, Toronto
  • November 2010 Fallingbrook Middle School, Mississauga
  • November 2010 Ellwood Public School, Bolton
  • October 2010 Community and Parent Partners for Kids, Burlington
  • June 2010 Port Credit Secondary School, Mississauga
  • March 2010 Acton Parent Education Night, Acton
  • February 2010 McBride Public School, Mississauga
  • November 2009 Guelph Homeschool Group, Guelph
  • October 2009 J.D. Hogarth Public School, Fergus
  • October 2009 St. Thomas Aquinas CSS “Boys’ Night Out,” Brampton
  • September 2009 St. Thomas Aquinas CSS “Girls’ Night Out,” Brampton
  • April 2009 Westervelts Corners Public School, Brampton
  • February 2009 Our Lady of Peace Catholic Elementary School, Brampton
  • November 2008 St. Cornelius Catholic Elementary School, Caledon East
  • November 2008 Palgrave Public Elementary School, Palgrave
  • October 2008 The Homeschooling Network, Milton

“Boys and Girls Learn Differently”

  • June 2015 Child Development Resource Connection of Peel, Mississauga
  • May 2015 Willow Glen Public School, Mississauga
  • May 2015 Anne’s Catholic Elementary School, Burlington
  • May 2015 Windham Ridge Public School, Richmond Hill
  • May 2015 Eagle Ridge Public School, Ajax
  • April 2015 Derry West Village Public School, Mississauga
  • April 2015 Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, Oakville
  • April 2015 Ray Underhill Public School, Mississauga
  • March 2015 Learning Disabilities Association of Halton, Burlington
  • February 2015 St. Margaret Mary Catholic Elementary School, Hamilton
  • February 2015 Turner Fenton Secondary School, Brampton
  • January 2015 Hawthorne Village Public School, Milton
  • November 2014 Alberta Health Services in co-operation with The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Telehealth Video Conference
  • November 2014 Linbrook School, Oakville
  • October 2014 Andrew’s Junior High School, North York
  • June 2014 Professional Development Day for Teaching Assistants, Peel District School Board
  • May 2014 Friends of the Glen Morris Library, Glen Morris
  • May 2014 Taylor Evans Public School, Guelph
  • May 2014 Somerset Drive Public School, Brampton
  • April  2014 Benyon Fields Public School, Richmond Hill
  • April 2014 Corpus Christi Catholic Secondary School, Burlington
  • April 2014 Sick Kids Hospital, Toronto and Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary. (This session was presented live at Sick Kids in Toronto and simulcast via Telehealth video conference to Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary.)
  • March 2014 Professional Development Day, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Hamilton and Burlington
  • March 2014 Meadowvale Secondary School, Mississauga
  • March 2014 Early Childhood Educators Professional Development Session, Halton District School Board
  • March 2014 Durham Parent Involvement Committee, Whitby
  • March 2014 St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Elementary School, Hamilton
  • January 2014 Sunningdale Public School, Oakville
  • January 2014 Holy Rosary Elementary School, Burlington
  • December 2013 Early Childhood Educators, Halton Catholic District School Board, Burlington
  • November 2013 Board P.D. Session, Greater Essex County District School Board, Windsor
  • October 2013 Regina Mundi Catholic Elementary School Staff P.D. Session, Hamilton
  • October 2013 Associated Hebrew Schools of Toronto, Toronto
  • October 2013 New Central Public School, Oakville
  • October 2013 Staff P.D. Day at St. Anne’s Catholic Secondary School in Clinton and St. Michael Catholic Secondary School in Stratford, Huron Perth Catholic District School Board
  • October  2013 St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Burlington
  • September 2013 Staff P.D. Workshop, St. Matthew’s Catholic Elementary School, Hamilton
  • August 2013 Staff P.D. Workshop, St. John’s Catholic School, Red Lake
  • June 2013 Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Elementary School, Hamilton
  • May 2013 Ministry of Education, London Regional Office, Ingersol
  • May 2013 St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • May 2013 Dufferin-Peel Association of Parents in Catholic Education, Mississauga
  • April 2013 Hamilton-Wentworth CDSB and Hamilton-Wentworth DSB
  • March 2013 St. Therese of the Child Jesus Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • March 2013 Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Hamilton
  • February 2013 West Oak Public School, Oakville
  • January 2013 Mother Teresa Catholic Elementary School, Oakville
  • January 2013 Blessed John XXIII Catholic Elementary School, Unionville
  • November 2012 Lorne Park Public School, Mississauga
  • November 2012 Maplehurst Public School, Burlington
  • October 2012 Millwood Junior School, Etobicoke
  • June 2012 Centre Dufferin District High School, Shelburne
  • June 2012 Peekaboo Child Care Centres Staff Development, Brampton
  • May 2012 St. Paul Catholic School, Whitby
  • May 2012 E.W. Foster Public School, Milton
  • May 2012 Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education Conference, Whitby
  • April 2012 St. Ignatius Catholic Elementary School, Guelph
  • April 2012 Rockwood Centennial Public School, Rockwood
  • March 2012 Heritage Glen Public School, Oakville
  • March 2012 Cooksville Creek Public School, Mississauga
  • March 2012 Peekaboo Child Care Centres Staff Development, Brampton
  • January 2012 Oakville Parent Education Network, Oakville
  • November 2011 Canadian Network for Respiratory Care, Hull, Quebec
  • November 2011 Caledon Central Public School, Caledon
  • October 2011 St. Francis Xavier Elementary School, Brampton
  • May 2011 Maryvale Public School, Scarborough
  • May 2011 Earnscliffe Public School, Brampton
  • May 2011 Ellwood Public School, Bolton
  • April 2011 McHugh Public School, Brampton
  • January 2011 St. Julia Elementary School, Mississauga
  • January 2011 St. Mary Immaculate, Richmond Hill
  • January 2011 St. Norbert Elementary School, Toronto
  • November 2010 Tytler Public School, Guelph
  • October 2010 St. Matthew Catholic Elementary School, Oakville
  • October 2010 Mono-Amaranth Public School, Orangeville
  • October 2010 John McCrae Public School, Guelph
  • September 2010 St. Gerard Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • September 2010 Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, Brampton
  • May 2010 St. Joseph’s Catholic Secondary School, Mississauga
  • May 2010 Terry Fox Public School, Brampton
  • May 2010 McBride Public School, Mississauga
  • May 2010 St. Anne Elementary School, Brampton
  • April 2010 Ottawa Crescent Public School, Guelph
  • March 2010 Acton Parent Education Night, Acton
  • March 2010 Community and Parent Partners for Kids, Burlington
  • March 2010 Palgrave Public School, Palgrave
  • March 2010 E.D. Drury School For The Deaf, Milton
  • February 2010 Queen Elizabeth Senior Public School, Mississauga
  • February 2010 Pauline Vanier Public School, Brampton
  • January 2010 Ellwood Memorial Public School (Staff), Bolton
  • January 2010 Sunningdale Public School, Oakville
  • January 2010 Brittania Public School, Mississauga
  • November 2009 Certified Asthma and Respiratory Educators Conference, Whistler, B.C.
  • November 2009 Ellwood Memorial Public School, Bolton
  • November 2009 Erin District High School, Erin
  • October 2009 Milton Parent Education Network, Milton
  • September 2009 Upper Grand District School Board, Guelph
  • August 2009 Summer Institute, Dufferin-Peel CDSB, Mississauga
  • June 2009 Port Credit Secondary School Parent Network, Mississauga
  • May 2009 St. John The Baptist Elementary School, Bolton
  • May 2009 P.A. Day, Halton Catholic District School Board, Burlington
  • May 2009 St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School, Elora
  • May 2009 Catholic Principals’ of Ontario Conference, Toronto
  • April 2009 Dufferin Parent Support Network, Orangeville
  • April 2009 St. Philip Elementary School, Mississauga
  • April 2009 Forest Avenue Public School
  • March 2009 Wellesworth Junior Public School, Etobicoke
  • February 2009 Somerset Drive Public School, Brampton
  • December 2008 Holy Trinity High School OECTA P.D. Day, Oakville
  • November 2008 St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary School Staff P.D. Day, Brampton
  • October 2008 Homestead Public School, Brampton
  • October 2008 Association for Bright Children – Peel Chapter, Mississauga
  • August 2008 Holy Trinity Catholic Secondary School, Staff P.D. Day, Courtice
  • August 2008 NOEL (Northern Ontario Education Leaders) Literacy Conference, Thunder Bay
  • August 2008 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Summer Institute, Mississauga
  • June 2008 Mississauga Parent-Child Resource Centre, Annual General Members Meeting
  • May 2008 Westervelts Public School, Brampton
  • May 2008 Diversity in Education Conference, Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents, Toronto
  • April 2008 Sts Mary and Martha Elementary School, Brampton
  • April 2008 George Vanier Elementary School, Brampton
  • April 2008 Monsignor Ronan Catholic Elementary School, Beeton
  • March 2008 Precept Insurance and Risk Management, Guelph
  • February 2008 St. Edmund Elementary School, Mississauga
  • January 2008 St. John of the Cross Elementary School, Mississauga
  • January 2008 St. Lucy Elementary School, Brampton
  • November 2007 Elora Public School, Elora
  • November 2007 St. Timothy’s Elementary School, Mississauga
  • November 2007 Parents of Wellington Catholic District School Board, Guelph
  • November 2007 Christ The Kind Secondary School, Georgetown
  • November 2007 St. Edmund Elementary School, Mississauga
  • October 2007 Charles Fraser Public School Child Care, Toronto
  • October 2007 Dufferin-Peel Elementary Teachers In-Service, OECTA Office, Mississauga
  • October 2007 Christ The King Secondary School, Georgetown
  • September 2007 St. Cornelius Elementary School, Caledon East
  • August 2007 Dufferin-Peel Summer Institute, Mississauga
  • June 2007 St. Edmund Elementary School, Brampton
  • May 2007 The Homeschool Network, Milton
  • May 2007 Christ the King Elementary School, Mississauga
  • May 2007 Peel District School Board Educational Resource Worker’s Association, Mississauga
  • May 2007 St. Raymond Elementary School, Mississauga
  • April 2007 Beacon Family of Schools, Robert F. Hall, Caledon East
  • April 2007 St. Cornelius Elementary School, Caledon East
  • April 2007 St. Jean Brebeuf Elementary School, Brampton
  • April 2007 Guelph Homeschoolers, Guelph
  • April 2007 York University Teacher Pre-Service, Mississauga
  • April 2007 Holy Cross Elementary School, Georgetown
  • April 2007 St. Brigid Elementary School, Georgetown
  • March 2007 Central Committee of Catholic School Councils, Mississauga
  • March 2007 Our Lady of Providence Elementary School, Brampton
  • February 2007 St. Leonard’s Elementary School, Brampton
  • February 2007 St. Luke Elementary School, Mississauga
  • February 2007 Canadian Martyrs Elementary School, Mississauga
  • February 2007 St. Francis Elementary School, Georgetown
  • January 2007 St. Francis Xavier Secondary School, Mississauga
  • January 2007 St. Peter’s Elementary School, Orangeville
  • December 2006 St. Stephen’s Elementary School, Brampton
  • November 2006 St. Jean Brebeuf Elementary School, Brampton
  • October 2006 When Faith Meets Pedagogy Conference, Toronto
  • October 2006 Mary Fix Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • October 2006 Charles Garnier Elementary School, Mississauga
  • September 2006 Holy Family Elementary School, Bolton
  • September 2006 San Lorenzo Ruiz Elementary School, Mississauga
  • September 2006 Robert F. Hall Professional Development Day, Caledon East
  • September 2006 St. Faustina Elementary School, Mississauga
  • August 2006 St. Marguerite D’Youville Staff Development Day, Brampton
  • August 2006 Dufferin-Peel Summer Institute, Mississauga
  • July 2006 Bramalea Gospel Assembly, Brampton
  • July 2006 OECTA Religion Additional Qualification Course, Brampton
  • May 2006 Diversity in Education Conference, Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents, Glendon College, Toronto
  • May 2006 Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School, Caledon East
  • April 2006 Central Committee of Catholic School Councils, Mississauga
  • April 2006 St. Simon Stock Elementary School, Mississauga
  • January 2006 St. Mary Elementary School, Nobleton
  • November 2005 Palgrave Public School, Palgrave
  • November 2005 St. Monica Elementary School, Mississauga
  • October 2005 When Faith Meets Pedagogy Conference, Toronto
  • October 2005 St. Gertrude Elementary School, Mississauga
  • May 2005 Ontario Learning Disabilities Association (Durham Chapter)

 “Raising Kids In A New Kind of World”

  • June 2015 Parent Involvement Committee, Windsor Essex Catholic District School Board, Windsor
  • March 2015 St. David’s Catholic Secondary School, Waterloo
  • February 2015 Bellmoore Elementary School, Binbrook
  • January 2015 George Kennedy Public School, Georgetown
  • November 2014 Elmcrest Public School, Mississauga
  • August 2014 Toronto Muslim Homeschoolers, Brampton
  • June 2014 Hazel McCallion Senior Public School, Mississauga
  • May 2014 King City Secondary School, King City
  • May 2014 Fern Hill Private School, Oakville
  • April 2014 Westacres Public School, Mississauga
  • April 2014 St. John the Baptist Catholic Elementary School, Bolton
  • February 2014 Lorne Park Public School, Mississauga
  • February 2014 Mountain Ash Middle School, Brampton
  • February 2014 St. John the Baptist Catholic Elementary School, Bolton
  • November 2013 Oakville Trafalgar High School Parent Connection Program, Oakville
  • October 2013 E.W. Foster Public School, Milton
  • May 2013 Terraview-Willowfield Public School, Scarborough
  • April 2013 River Oaks Public School, Oakville
  • February 2013 Britannia Public School, Mississauga
  • February 2013 Ross R. MacKay Public School (presented at Erin Public School), Erin
  • October 2012 St. Matthew’s Catholic Elementary School, Oakville
  • May 2012 St. Francis Xavier Catholic School, Brampton
  • March 2012 Georgetown District High School, Georgetown
  • February 2012 St. Julia Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • October 2011 Tomken Road Middle School, Mississauga
  • May 2011 West Acres Public School, Mississauga
  • May 2011 St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School, Mississauga
  • April 2011 Allan A. Martin Public School, Mississauga
  • April 2011 Holy Spirit Catholic Elementary School, Brampton
  • March 2011 McKenzie-Smith Bennet Public School, Acton
  • February 2011 McBride Avenue Public School, Mississauga
  • January 2011 St. Anne Elementary School, Brampton
  • December 2010 Earnscliffe Senior Public School, Brampton
  • November 2010 St. Timothy’s Elementary School, Mississauga
  • October 2010 All Saints Catholic Elementary School, Etobicoke
  • June 2010 Venerable Michael J. McGivney Catholic School, Mississauga
  • May 2010 Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • May 2010 Fallingbrook Middle School, Mississauga
  • May 2010 Halton Hills Parent Education Network, Georgetown
  • April 2010 Hogarth Public School, Mississauga
  • April 2010 Mary Fix Public School, Mississauga
  • April 12 2010 St. Thomas More Elementary School, Mississauga
  • March 2009 St. Brigid Catholic Elementary School, Toronto
  • November 2009 Loyola Catholic Secondary School, Mississauga
  • November 2009 Dufferin Parent Support Network, Orangeville
  • October 2009 St. Roch’s CSS “Boys’ Night Out, Brampton
  • October 2009 St. Roch’s CSS “Girls’ Night Out,” Brampton
  • September 2009 St. Philip Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • May 2009 Mineola Public School, Mississauga
  • May 2009 Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education Conference, Toronto
  • May 2009 Glenhaven Senior Public School, Mississauga
  • May 2009 Queen Elizabeth Senior Public School, Mississauga
  • May 2009 St. Gerard Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • April, 2009 St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School Elora
  • April, 2009 St. Alfred Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • March 2009 Bramalea Secondary School, Brampton
  • February 2009 Board-Wide P.D. Day, Kenora Catholic District School Board, Kenora
  • February 2009 Canadian Martyrs Catholic Elementary School, Mississauga
  • January 2009 David Leeder Middle School, Mississauga
  • November 2008 Sts Martha and Mary Elementary School, Mississauga
  • October 2008 Holy Rosary Catholic Elementary School, Guelph
  • May 2008 Tecumseth Beeton Public Elementary School, Beeton
  • May 2008 St. John of the Cross Elementary School, Mississauga
  • May 2008 St. Christopher Elementary School, Brampton
  • May 2008 Palgrave Public School, Palgrave
  • May 2008 St. Ignatius Loyola Secondary School, Mississauga
  • April 2008 George Vanier Elementary School, Brampton
  • April 2008 St. Stephens Elementary School, Brampton
  • April 2008 Forest Avenue Public School, Mississauga
  • March 2008 Central Committee of Catholic School Councils, Mississauga
  • February 2008 St. Lucy Elementary School, Brampton
  • February 2008 Men’s Family Life Conference, Mississauga
  • February 2008 St. John Bosco Elementary School, Brampton
  • January 2008 St. Edmund Elementary School, Mississauga
  • November 2007 Fr. Michael Goetz Catholic Secondary School, Mississauga
  • November 2007 Guelph Homeschoolers, Guelph
  • October 2007 St. Cornelius Catholic Elementary School, Caledon East
  • September 2007 Holy Family Elementary School, Bolton
  • May 2007 St. Cornelius Catholic Elementary School, Caledon East
  • April 2007 Palgrave Public School, Palgrave
  • March 2007 Central Committee of Catholic School Councils, Mississauga

“Changing Mindsets – Changing Lives: Creating a Positive School Culture and Increasing Student Engagement”

  • April 2015 Professional Development Day, Lambton Kent District School Board, Sarnia
  • November 2014 Professional Development Session for Consultants, Lambton Kent District School Board
  • October 2014 Professional Development Day for Principals, Greater Essex County District School Board
  • October 2014 Professional Development Day for Department Heads, Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • May 2014 Ministry of Education, London Regional Office, Ingersol

“Parent Involvement: What Every Parent Should Know About School”

  • May 2014 Parent Involvement Advisory Committee, Toronto District School Board, Toronto
  • April 2014 Waterloo Region District School Board Parent Involvement Committee, Waterloo
  • January 2014 Joint Educational Parent Advisory Group, Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School, Hamilton
  • October 2013 Durham Catholic District School Board Parent Involvement Committee, Oshawa
  • May 2013 Ontario Association of Parents in Catholic Education Conference, Peterborough

“Effective Discipline”

  • February 2014 St. Cornelius Catholic Elementary School, Caledon East
  • November 2011 McBride Public School, Mississauga
  • April 2011 St. Thomas More Elementary School, Mississauga
  • February 2011 Vista Heights Public School, Mississauga
  • July, 2009 Dufferin Area Family Health Team, Orangeville
  • March 2009 Palgrave Public School, Palgrave

 “Student Engagement and Classroom Management”

  • May 2013 Balmoral Drive Senior Public School P.D. Day, Brampton
  • April 2013 West Oak Public School, Oakville

 “Teaching for Character”

  • October 2009 When Faith Meets Pedagogy Conference, Toronto
  • February 2009 Keynote Address, Board-Wide P.D. Day, Kenora Catholic District School Board, Kenora
  • February 2009 Staff P.D. Workshop, Bramalea Secondary School, Brampton
  • October 2008 NOEL (Northern Ontario Educational Leaders) Conference, Thunder Bay
  • September 2007 Regional Catholic Trustee Conference for Thunder Bay Diocese. Hosted by Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, Thunder Bay
  • September 2007 Keynote Address, Board-Wide P.D. Day, Wellington Catholic District School Board, Guelph
  • August 2007 Pedagogy for Active Citizenship Conference (OECTA), Toronto
  • March 2007 Teachers As Leaders Conference (OECTA), Toronto

“Raising Kids With Character”

  • November 2013 West Oak Public School, Oakville
  • May 2013 Joint Educational Parent Advisory Group, Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board, Hamilton
  • May 2013 Dufferin-Peel Association of Parents in Catholic Education, Mississauga
  • April 2013 St. Jean Brebeuf Catholic School, Erin (presented at Erin District High School, Centre 2000), Erin
  • February 2012 Earnscliffe Senior Public School, Brampton
  • February 2012 McBride Public School, Mississauga
  • November 2011 Palgrave Public School, Palgrave
  • November 2011 Ellwood Memorial Public School, Bolton
  • September 2011 Montgomery Village Public School, Orangeville
  • February 2011 Hillcrest Middle School, Mississauga
  • April 2010 Allan Drive Senior Public School, Bolton
  • April 2009 Parents’ Night Out, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Brampton

 “Bullying: Why It Happens. What Parents, Teachers and Kids Can Do About It”

  • April 2014  Thomas the Apostle Catholic Elementary School, Waterdown
  • November 2012 St. Patrick Elementary School, Guelph
  • November 2012 Niagara Region Public Health Department, Niagara Falls
  • May 2012 Dufferin Parent Support Network, Orangeville
  • March 2011 Hogarth Public School, Fergus
  • September 2010 Queen Elizabeth Senior Public School, Mississauga
  • May 2009 Homestead Public School, Brampton
  • April 2009 NOEL Front Line Conference, Thunder Bay
  • December 2008 Oakville Trafalgar Secondary School, Oakville
  • August 2008 Wyndham House, Guelph
  • April 2008 St. Edmund Elementary School, Mississauga
  • March 2007 Dufferin-Peel Educational Resource Workers Association, Brampton
  • January 2007 St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School, Mississauga
  • November 2006 St. Peter’s Elementary School, Orangeville
  • March 2006 St. Joseph’s Elementary School, Cambridge
  • June 2005 Seneca College Summer Camp, Staff Training Days
  • March 2005 Bishop Francis Allen Elementary School, Brampton
  • April 2004 St. Edith Stein Elementary School, Brampton
  • October 2003 Lester B. Pearson, Brampton
  • October 2003 St. Ursula Elementary School, Brampton
  • September 2003 Saints Peter and Paul Elementary School, Mississauga
  • April 2003 St. Patrick’s Elementary School, Brampton
  • February 2003 Central Committee of Catholic School Councils, Mississauga
  • November 2002 Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School, Caledon East

 “Bullying: From the Classroom to the Staffroom – A Workshop for Teachers and Administrators”

  • January 2009 P.D. Day for Teachers, St. Joan of Arc Secondary School, Mississauga
  • November 2008 Principal’s Qualification Program, Catholic Principal’s Council of Ontario, Brampton
  • October 2008 NOEL (Northern Ontario Educational Leaders) Conference, Thunder Bay
  • June 2008 Principal’s Qualification Program, Catholic Principal’s Council of Ontario, Brampton
  • April 2008 Principal’s Qualification Program, Catholic Principal’s Council of Ontario, Brampton
  • November 2007 Principal’s Qualification Program, Catholic Principal’s Council of Ontario, Brampton
  • August 2007 Dufferin-Peel Summer Institute, Mississauga
  • April 2007 Principal’s Qualification Program, Catholic Principal’s Council of Ontario, Mississauga
  • February 2007 Waterloo OECTA Professional Development Day, Waterloo
  • January 2007 Robert F. Hall Catholic Secondary School, Staff Professional Development Day, Caledon East
  • December 2006 Guelph OECTA Elementary Unit Professional Development Day, Guelph
  • December 2006 Principal’s Qualification Program, Catholic Principal’s Council of Ontario, Mississauga
  • July 2006 Principal’s Qualification Program, Catholic Principal’s Council of Ontario, Mississauga
  • April 2006 Principal’s Qualification Program, Catholic Principal’s Council of Ontario, Mississauga
  • February 2006 Waterloo OECTA Unit Professional Development Day, Cambridge

“Understanding A.D.D.”

  • November 2011 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board Teacher In-Service, Mississauga
  • April 2008 Sts Mary and Martha Elementary School, Brampton
  • April 2008 George Vanier Elementary School, Brampton
  • December 2007 Educational Resource Facilitators Association, Peel District School Board, Mississauga

 “Improving Boys’ Literacy”

  • November  2012 ELAN (English Language Arts Network), Mississauga
  • August 2008 NOEL (Northern Ontario Education Leaders) Literacy Conference, Thunder Bay
  • November 2006 St. Peter’s Elementary School, Orangeville
  • October 2006 St. Andrew’s Elementary School, Orangeville
  • May 2006 Diversity in Education Conference, Ontario Federation of Teaching Parents, Glendon College, Toronto

“The Special Needs of Boys”

  • August 2014 Professional Development Day for Teachers, Linbrook School, Oakville
  • October 2011 When Faith Meets Pedagogy Conference, Toronto
  • May 2011 St. Paul’s Catholic Secondary School, Mississauga
  • February 2009 “Boys Night Out” St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Brampton
  • April 2007 Our Lady of Providence Elementary School, Brampton
  • November 2005 Peel District School Board CYW Professional Development Committee, Mississauga
  • June 2005 Donna LaRush Parents Group, Agincourt
  • April 2005 Ideas and Inspiration Conference, Ontario School Advocate, Mississauga
  • October 2004 Home Based Learning Network Conference, Ottawa
  • December 2003 The Homeschool Network, Oakville
  • October 2003 Ontario Middle Level Education Association Conference, Mississauga
  • September 2002 Diversity in Education VI Conference, Oakville
  • April 2002 Home Based Learning Network Conference, Ottawa
  • September 2001 Diversity in Education V Conference, Oakville

“The Special Needs of Girls”

  • February 2009 “Girls Night Out” St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Secondary School, Brampton
  • March 2007 Our Lady of Providence Elementary School, Brampton
  • November 2006 Peel Public School Board Teaching Assistants, Mississauga
  • April 2004 The Homeschool Network, Oakville

“Homeschooling With Confidence”

  • November 2011 Toronto Muslim Homeschoolers, Stouffville
  • December 2010 The Homeschooling Network, Devereaux House, Georgetown
  • August 2010 Toronto Muslim Homeschoolers Conference, Stouffville
  • October 2004 Keynote Address – Home Based Learning Network Conference, Carleton University, Ottawa
  • September 2001 Keynote Address – Diversity in Education V Conference, Oakville

“Homeschooling From A Teacher’s Point of View”

  • September 2001 Diversity in Education V Conference, Oakville
  • September 2000 Diversity in Education IV Conference, Oakville

“English For The Homeschooled Teen”

  • September 2000 Diversity in Education IV Conference, Oakville
  • April 2000 Home Based Learning Network Conference, Ottawa
  • September 1999 Diversity in Education III Conference, Toronto

“How To Survive (and Thrive) in Teaching”

  • August 2006 OECTA Summer Program, Mississauga

 “Replacing the Hard Drive: New Ways of Being A Teacher” (15 hour course)

  • August 2004 OECTA Summer Program, Markham
  • July 2003 OECTA Summer Program, Stratford
  • August 2003 OECTA Summer Program, Ottawa
  • August 2003 OECTA Summer Program, Timmins

 “The Necessary Myth of the Movie Teacher”

  • January 2004 Guest lecture, “Religion and Film” course, University of Toronto

“Summer School @ The Beach”

  • July 2003 4-night public lecture series on alternative theories of education, Toronto

“Re-Thinking School: Radical Theories of Education”

  • October 2000 – March, 2001 5-part lecture series on alternative theories of education
    School of Continuing Education, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto

“Looking Forward by Going Back: Grade 9 English On A Grade 8 Model”

  • 1995 Dufferin-Peel Secondary Unit (OECTA) Professional Development Day