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Thursday, October 12 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
The Invisible Classroom

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No feeling compares to the inadequacy one feels when facing the first day of school as a new teacher. With such an emphasis on high-stakes testing and college and career readiness, the importance of students’ emotional and mental health becomes secondary or non-existent. Coursework in lesson planning, backwards design, scaffolding, and classroom management prepares an educator for the invisible classroom, but few classes exist to prepare one for the invisible classroom. According to Dr. Kirke Olson, the invisible classroom is “the web of neurological and human connections that create the context for teaching, learning, and living” (2014, xiii). This session is designed to help counselors enable educators or other school personnel build an effective invisible classroom environment (even through non-classroom interactions).


Mary Alice Bender

Counseling Intern, Freedom Preparatory Academy
Mary Alice Bender has taught English for nine years at the middle and high school level. Prior to this, Mary Alice spent seven years working at the preschool level in addition to assisting at an after school program for grade school children. Mary Alice also teaches part time at a... Read More →
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Lyndsi Drysdale

Counseling Intern, Corner Canyon High School
Lyndsi Drysdale has her degree in Psychology with a minor in Child and Family Studies. Lyndsi spent 2 years teaching social skills, coping skills, and mindfulness to individuals in a co-occuring substance abuse treatment center. She believes that mindfulness and positive coping mechanisms... Read More →

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Thursday October 12, 2017 3:10pm - 4:00pm MDT