Seminar Links

All of our seminars have been uploaded to our YouTube channel, but are also linked on this page. Some presentations also have accompanying PowerPoint presentations you can download.

Special thanks to Pete Grant and the staff at the Center for Academic Technology Support (CATS) for its work on this project.

Positive Living – Positive Teaching

Discussion of how a positive living environment allows for positive teaching.

  • Kim Sherwood: Middle school teacher and Pacific Institute trainer.
  • Click here to open the PowerPoint presentation. You can then print for handouts.

Mastering Non-Verbal Communication in Teaching Relationships: Observation Skills, Attending Skills and Cultural Context

Discussion of ways to maximize effective communication within teaching relationships.

The Certification Process

A seminar outlining the process involved in gaining certification in teaching.

  • Doug Bower: Associate Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies and Certification Officer for EIU.

Interviewing: How to Find the Right Fit for You

Job interview tips and explanation of the interviewing process for teachers.

First Year Teacher Evaluations: What to Expect

A seminar about teacher evaluation procedures.

School Law: Answers to Real Teaching Issues

A seminar presenting and answering questions relating to school laws.

  • John Dively: EIU Faculty (School Law - Educational Administration), Former Principal, Assistant State's Attorney, and Executive Director of the Illinois Prinicpals' Association

Toward Higher Ground: Building Character by Teaching Self-Respect, Self-Discipline and Responsibility

With more than 23 years of experience as a classroom teacher, coach, researcher, and speaker, Jim Kestner delivers his nationally recognized Toward Higher Ground seminar, equpping teachers with character development perspectives and strategies that work.