Neil Nathan builds capacity and improves instruction in high functioning and high needs schools across the country by training both teachers and teacher leaders, consulting principals, and designing and facilitating stimulating professional development.
Neil graced the cover of American Teacher Magazine for his stewardship of an Annenberg grant funded arts education program that married interdisciplinary Humanities planning with team teaching and teaching artists from such esteemed arts organizations as New York City Opera, Guggenheim Museum, and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Neil was Lead Mentor of Region 9 in New York City and designed and facilitated professional development for 40 master teachers/mentors while he mentored first year teaches in 15 varied schools. He was extensively trained by the nationally renowned experts at the University of California Santa Cruz’s New Teacher Induction program and presented at their National Conference on the topic of Mentoring Resistant Teachers.
Neil taught Global History, Economics, English, and Arts Appreciation for ten years in New York City before becoming a staff developer.
Managing Your Classroom For Success - This workshop explores a variety of tried and tested methods for establishing a supportive and trusting learning environment for teachers and students. This is accomplished through the methodical implementation of procedures and routines and the consistent use of consequences incorporating what Robert J. Mackenzie refers to as "the vocabulary of choice," in his book, "Setting Limits in the Classroom." The workshop begins with a Success Analysis/Give One - Get One sharing protocol, where teachers have an opportunity to reflect on and share what is already working for them. The theory of Guided Discipline is introduced as are Rick Smith's Conscious Classroom Management Strategies. Participants will have the opportunity to role play a variety of authentic scenarios and collaboratively plan next steps.