Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

TRICIA WELLS is experienced as a classroom teacher, principal, behavioral specialist consultant, and staff developer. She has extensive experience supervising programs for students with behavior disorders, including serving as the assistant principal in charge of discipline at Boys Town, Nebraska. She is the author of RESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE: Help Your Students Improve Their Behavior and Strengthen Their Learning, the extensive resource handbook each participant will receive at the seminar. Tricia is the co-author of numerous training materials in use by hundreds of schools throughout North America who have significantly improved the effectiveness of their discipline referral process.

Tricia is a proven "change agent," possessing a powerful ability to challenge long held beliefs about troubled and troublesome students, and offers practical, proven strategies to effectively improve student behavior. Participants leave Tricia's seminars equipped with new ways to devise compelling classroom procedures, teach students to be more responsible for their own learning behavior and improve relationships with students, creating a powerful classroom environment where students are both academically and socially successful.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"Excellent! It's nice to attend a seminar devoted to the classroom teacher."
Emmet Reeb, Art Educator

"Tricia is very knowledgeable. I learned a lot of strategies I can use with my students."
Matt McConnell, Teacher

"Tricia does an amazing job! I learned so much and would love to come back and hear more. She presents many practical strategies."
Sarah Childs, Assistant Principal

"Tricia Wells presents positive, thoughtful and research-supported strategies for supporting students and staff when presented with disciplinary issues."
Matt Klarmann, Dean of Students

"I would highly recommend Tricia."
Janet McClouden, Vice Principal

"Great information!"
Frank Venezia, High School Assistant Principal

"I have learned additional strategies and language to use when working with students."
Carmen Cabreara, Social Worker

"Well organized and full of useful information. I have always agreed that building relationships is the first and most important step when working with children – especially with students who exhibit difficult behavior in the classroom. I enjoyed the ideas that were demonstrated on how to put each step into effect."
Lisa Bowe, Elementary School Counselor