2017 STA Convention
May 5, 2017
My Workshops

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Embracing Conflict in the Classroom? It's all about Personal and Social Competency!highly recommended

Relationships, with ourselves and others, lie at the heart of Personal and Social Competency. Teaching teens how to communicate effectively, especially in times of turmoil and conflict, is not only critically important for their relationships with peers and teachers but is also essential for their mental health. In this workshop you will learn how effective communication can help teen students to become emotionally proficient and socially responsible in any classroom.  

Stories from my former students who have used The Communication Model to calm angry arguments, to assert their rights, and to get clarity in personal and professional relationships, will be shared during the workshop.

If you’ve taken my previous workshop - Teaching Teens in the Age of Google – you’ll know that during that workshop I touched briefly on The Communication Model and how it's used in my classroom. 

This workshop, which is co-led by Cathy McNally, an accomplished communication specialist with over 30 years’ experience, is a more in-depth, practical look at how the model can be used in a classroom to create a socially and emotionally safe learning environment. 

This workshop is also for teachers who want to learn how to communicate effectively with colleagues with whom they are occasionally in conflict. 

Target Audience

High school


Lizanne Foster

Lizanne Foster, B.A.  M.Ed.  began teaching her teaching career in South Africa. Since she first began teaching in Surrey in 1996, she's looked for ways to make her classroom a place where students would want to be - a place that is intellectually stimulating, socially inviting and emotionally safe.

Cathy McNally

Cathy McNally BSc, DipC is an accomplished communication specialist with over 30 years’ experience in management, training, consulting, and counselling. She has been closely involved with The Haven Institute and Foundation for many years. The Haven’s focus is “self-responsible relational living.” Cathy is passionate about people and possibility. Growing up in a mix of cultures, she is curious about the gift of differences, and is committed to connection and understanding. Cathy believes that "living well, together" is necessary, urgent, and possible. Her trademark kindness, caring and fun make her a sought-after group leader.

10:30 am - 02:30 pm

Seats Available

10:30 am - 02:30 pm

Seats Available

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