Keynote Speakers

Ms. Joy Marchese
Author and Trainer

Joy delivers training and workshops internationally through Positive Discipline UK. Concurrently. she also works as a secondary teacher at The American School in London, England, where she successfully implements Positive Discipline in the classroom and delivers teacher training and parent education courses within her school and community. 

With her combined passion and experience in parenting, education, professional development and wellness, she is able to give a comprehensive look into the modern world of parenting, relationships, and personal and professional development.


Pre-Conference Workshop: 
Positive Behavior

Dr. Janet Goodall
Researcher and Author

Janet is a lecturer in Educational Leadership and Management at the University of Bath. For many years, she has been interested in parents’ engagement with their children’s learning; she has written and spoken on this widely. Her newest book, with Dr Kathy Weston, will be published by Bloomsbury in November: 100 Tips for Primary Teachers: Parental Engagement.
Pre-Conference Workshop: 
Increasing Parental Engagement: From Principles to Deploying a Toolkit 


Dr. Michael Lovorn
Renowned Author and Professor

Michael Lovorn is an Assistant professor of social studies at The University of Alabama. He has spent more than a decade researching the use of humor in the classroom.
Lovern’s interest in classroom humor took root during his first teaching job in the 1990’s, when he faced the challenge of conducting classes in noisy, overcrowded spaces. As he worked toward his master’s and doctoral degrees in the ensuing years, humor became the target of his research, both as ways of presenting material and as a means of classroom management.


Pre-Conference Workshop:
The Power of Humor in Engaging Students 



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