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Powerful and Positive Behavior Support to Bring Out the Best in Each Student Every Day

Broadcast on February 11, 2023
With Dawn D. Eidelman, PhD
Hosted by Daniel Sunshine

Join Dawn D. Eidelman, PhD, as she explores how to understand the importance of building community as a guiding philosophy/framework of positive behavior support (works at all ages), connecting community building to high student EQ and academic achievement, understanding the 12 key strategies in the "Spirit of SEL Positive Behavior Toolkit," and begin exploring the first of these — “Know Yourself” with a Medicine Wheel activity and apply these findings

In this session, you’ll:

  • Experience a discussion of the transformative impact of positive community building for student engagement — the key to positive behavior support
  • Receive a train-the-trainer tool kit to promote the spirit of SEL in their classroom — or to share at the school or district level, adapted to their own SIP needs
  • Learn about mistaken goals — and what different behaviors really reveal about student needs Strategies to redirect the focus, and teach love rather than fear
The opinions expressed here are those of the author/presenter and are not representative of Shift Network employees, customers, or other presenters.
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Dawn D. Eidelman, PhD

Chief Education Officer, The Shift Network

Dawn D. Eidelman, PhD currently serves as Chief Education Officer for The Shift Network. She has 30 years of experience as a humanities professor, international education entrepreneur, online curriculum designer, and business executive. She holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Emory University and completed her undergraduate work at Occidental College.

Dawn’s career is defined by her work as a passionate practitioner of transformational education. She led a talented global design team for over 18 years to create an award-winning K-12 interdisciplinary hands-on journey through the history of great ideas and luminaries in world culture, touching the lives of hundreds of thousands around the globe.

Her program had a dramatic impact in closing the equity and achievement gaps in the US, and the UK. The company she co-founded won for four years in a row (2003-07) a top 5 fastest-growing spot on the Inc. Magazine and Harvard Business School Inner-City 100 list of honorees. She also led professional development for the education company she and her partners scaled from a start-up to 1,800 employees on 3 continents.

Dawn Eidelman was selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans for 2000 for her innovative work in education reform as Chief Education Officer of Mosaica Education, Inc. (The winner the previous year was Wendy Kopp, Founder of Teach for America). In 2009, she and her co-founder were honored by their industry peers with the Entrepreneurial Leadership Award in the Education Industry Association. In 2013, Dawn was recognized by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) with the award for Outstanding Leadership by an Individual.

Dawn’s WHY is to actualize human potential through transformational education. Her professional passion has been to study the works of cultural mystics as change-makers in the evolving history of consciousness.

Dawn D. Eidelman, PhD