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Wednesday, July 26 • 2:00pm - 2:20pm
Pierides - Creating a Joyful School

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There is a nice feeling when you walk into this school."  This is a comment I hear over and over when visitors walk through the doors of my school.  This "feeling" is not random.  It has been building over my 11 years as principal of Hamilton School.  The steps I've taken to create a joyful school have been conscious efforts to balance out the mandates, test pressure, anxiety, that are parts of today's schools.  It is an attempt to even out the scale of academics and climate.  The presenter will share concrete examples of joy-building activities that bring students together and create a happy school environment in which students thrive.  Studies have revealed that school climate is something educators should prioritize.  This workshop will provide administrators with easy ways to start this important work.    

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Irene Pierides

Elementary Principal, Hamilton School, Glen Rock
Educator for 30+ years in NYC and NJ - Child advocate, lifelong learner, literacy specialist, mother, friend.

Wednesday July 26, 2017 2:00pm - 2:20pm EDT
Statler Boston Park Plaza