• Education Programs

    I am committed to delivering high quality presentations on topics of interest to a broad range of people within educational organizations, including middle schools, high schools and colleges.

    Administrators, teachers, parents, secretaries, and other classified personnel have responded positively to my presentations. Most topics also can be tailored to meet the needs of a specific audience.

    After you have read the titles and descriptions, let’s have a meaningful conversation to see if we are a match. If not, I can recommend other qualified speakers who can more effectively meet your expectations and needs.



    These presentations have been successfully delivered as a keynote or workshop for a conference, convention, inservice, and/or seminar.

    The Inspiration Chip™ Theory: A Spark of Hope in Challenging Times

    We are in the midst of discouraging and challenging times. If ever there was a time needed for hope it is now. In this well received presentation Arlene shares poignant stories, research, and practical examples to enlighten, validate and inspire others. The content is rich, and Arlene is a master at involving her audience through her enthusiastic approach. Participants will receive their own Inspiration Chip™ as a reminder of the powerful concepts shared.

    How to Thrive When You’re Bombarded, Broken and Ready to Bail Out

    It has been said that if gold should rust what can you expect of iron. During these difficult times teachers standing undefeated may be the only symbol of hope for many students. If teachers turn their backs on kids what is left for them? Yet, how can teachers maintain their enthusiasm for teaching? This presentation is not a Pollyanna approach but includes practical and simple strategies to thrive. Arlene shares her experience of wanting to bail as a teacher and administrator and how she turned the negatives into positives through a five-step process.

    How to Be a World-Class Teacher: 45 Ideas

    What do successful teachers do to promote student achievement? How can you create a positive learning environment? How can you meet the needs of a diverse student population? This presentation provides answers to these questions and more – 45 ideas to put into practice immediately.

    The Power and Perils of Expectations: How to Build Better Relationships Between Parents and Teachers

    Parents and teachers often have difficulty communicating in a way that creates a win-win situation for their child. This presentation introduces ideas that allow parents and teachers to effectively communicate, connect and create a partnership that will benefit everyone concerned. This presentation can be adapted for teachers, parents or both.