Nuggets of wisdom from 37 years of teaching from her book Developing self-confidence and body language Organizing yourself and your students Communicating with parents & being the most compassionate teacher Dede presents with humor and passion from education
About the Course
Language of Instruction: English
Dede Rittman will present highlights and nuggets of wisdom from her award-winning book, Student Teaching: The Inside Scoop from a Master Teacher. Dede will discuss topics that all teachers need to know, but that are not really taught in college, like developing your “teacher voice” and how and when to use that voice; reading students’ body language, as well as making sure that your body language is saying what you want it to say; getting yourself and your students organized; dressing for success and minding your manners; dealing with administrators and parents; discipline and classroom management skills; developing your teacher style; getting involved with activities at your school; and many other subjects. Dede will also discuss her Three C’s of Classroom Success: Confidence, Communication, and Creativity, essentials for every classroom teacher. Dede is eager to share her story, some humorous and poignant classroom anecdotes, and her love of education with the audience.
For more information about Dede’s book, please see the five star reviews at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss/177-9028908-1315615?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=student+teaching+the+inside+scoop
Who should attend?
College students who are education majors, anyone who is entering school for a field experience, new teachers, and even veteran teachers! Some knowledge, fun, and inspiration for everyone.
Date and time: June 24, 2015 at 2:00 p.m EST
Duration: 60 minutes
STUDENT TEACHING: THE INSIDE SCOOP FROM A MASTER TEACHER, by award-winning author Dede Faltot Rittman. Available at www.dederittman.com and Amazon.com and Kindle
Dede is a 37 year veteran English/ Theater teacher, with 2 years in the Penn Hills School District, and 35 years in the North Allegheny School District, where she also was Varsity Head Boys’ Golf Coach for 33 years, directed the Spring musical and talent shows, worked with student council, and contributed to many district initiatives. Dede sat on the North Allegheny Foundation Board, and served the WPIAL Golf Committee, the Women’s Golf Association of Western PA, the West Penn Golf Association, and many other groups. She was a PA TOY semi-finalist in 2011, the year she had to retire when her husband, Scott, was dying from stage four colon cancer. Dede completed her book and it was published in September, 2014. Point Park University and Thiel College are using the book, and Dede is now accepting speaking engagements around the country, with some focusing on education, and some on motivation. A popular topic is The Three C’s for Classroom Success: Confidence, Communication, and Creativity. Always a positive person, Dede writes a weekly blog for teacher inspiration at www.bunnyteacher.blogspot.com. She is a guest blogger for Teachers.net, My Town Tutors, and Educator Help, and other venues, and she is a Producer for The Total Education Network and a Co-host of The Total Education Q and A Radio Show. Dede is a guest writer for Forests of the Rain Productions, and a webcast contributor for Teachcow. Dede has presented a special webinar for Learning Liaisons and WIZ IQ. Connect with Dede: firstname.lastname@example.org ; TWITTER @dederittman; LinkedIn Dede Faltot Rittman; Google + Dede Rittman; Facebook Dede Faltot Rittman and Rittman Rules