**CANCELLED The Catalyst Approach: Whole Group Classroom Leadership Classroom Management Strategies**

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Registration Closed.
Last Date to Register: 11/12/2023 11:59 PM
Last Date to Cancel: 11/14/2023 11:59 PM
Agency: Metro ECSU
Agency Contact: Christina Streiff Oji
Agency Assistant: Brittany Stepan -
Location: BrightWorks
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112
Facility: BrightWorks
11/14/2023 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM

The Catalyst Approach: Whole Group Classroom Leadership Classroom Management Strategies

Facilitators, Jacki Brickman & Nancy Burns, The Catalyst Approach

The CATALYST APPROACH’s Classroom Management Strategies promote strong and supportive relationships between educators and students through 12 easy and practical behavior management skills that are grounded in connection and aimed at disrupting patterns of frustration, confusion and inquiry in the classroom.

Strategies are specific to shifting students attention, providing clear communication and engagement during lessons, and supporting success during times of independent and group practice or application of learning.

Participants will learn to:

  • Be even more proactive and equitable in their practice
  • Develop approaches to support individuals and keep the rest of the group engaged in learning simultaneously
  • Increase flexibility and reduce surprise
  • Keep the focus on connections instead of student behavior
  • Support facilitation instruction
  • Provide trauma sensitive learning environments

Key Learning Objectives:

Participants are prepared to implement strategies that:

  • Prioritize connection over compliance
  • Build and preserve relationships with students while reducing the focus on student


  • Increase one’s flexibility and reduce surprise in the classroom

Each participant will receive The Foundational Skills & Beyond Introductory Workbook.

Jacki Brickman, an award-winning teacher with a passion for helping everyone become better at what they do, Jacki is a pro at relating to people. She has a reputation for empowering people through her keen observations and insightful feedback. Be prepared for hilarious reenactments for her personal and professional experiences. Her ability to captivate diverse audiences suggests that she might just practice the communication skills she teaches. Jacki developed the Catalyst Approach with creative partner Nancy Burns.

Nancy Burns, a natural empath, Nancy is driven to find away to appreciate and to advocate for every teacher and student she works with. Her passion for increasing student learning aligns with her capacity for discovering and implementing communication strategies that stabilize classrooms and accelerate learning. Nancy has an intuitive ability to read a situation and know the next steps to take. Based in part on her own 22 year s of classroom experience, Nancy developed the Catalyst Approach with creative partner Jacki Brickman.


$400 Member

$500 Non-member

Please make checks payable to Metro ECSU and mail to: 

Metro ECSU
Attn: Brittany Stepan
2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101
Arden Hills, MN 55112

Please note: If an invoice is required, an additional fee of $10 will be applied. 

Cancellation: You can cancel your own registration for an event before the cancellation deadline. (Please check the event information for specific cancellation details.) If the event has a fee, refunds are possible only if cancellation is prior to the deadline. If you do not attend and do not cancel prior to an event, you are still responsible for payment and will be billed.

Special Accommodations: Please alert BrightWorks 2-3 weeks prior to the workshop/event if you need special accommodations, including sign language interpreters. (BrightWorks requires a notice of 2 business days to cancel a sign language interpreter. If you fail to cancel, we reserve the right to bill your school/district for this expense.) Update your profile as needed. Special accommodations are not included with each registration, but are stored in your profile until you make changes.