Institute for Educational Development

Uniquely Qualified Instructor

MATT HALPERN is an experienced kindergarten educator, author, nationally recognized presenter and consultant with a passion for learning and teaching. Matt draws on almost two decades of experience as an early education classroom teacher and literacy coach. He is passionate about making classrooms child-centered and putting the effort and work of students at the forefront. His love for teaching social-emotional skills and literacy often combines as he is always looking for new ways to help others become the best versions of themselves. Matt leverages the power of literacy and community to empower children. Matt is the author of Social-Emotional Strategies to Increase the Success of Your KINDERGARTNERS, the extensive digital resource handbook each participant will receive. Join Matt for an exciting day filled with the best, most practical strategies for integrating social-emotional learning into your existing kindergarten program.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

Matt was wonderful and motivating! I'm eager to implement these ideas in the classroom. Thank you, Matt!”

“I appreciate his big heart for children and his thoughtful suggestions and ways of teaching.”

“He was a very relatable teacher/presenter! Loved it!”

“I loved the emphasis on community and culture. ”

“Thank you for all the ideas! I like all the real-life examples. They were simple and easy ideas I feel comfortable implementing.”

You got me excited about going back to school!

“Thanks for being real and giving research and real-life examples. I liked the breakout sessions; I learned a lot from others!

Loved the workshop. As a first-grade teacher, I really liked the ideas for building community and relationships.”

I quite enjoyed learning with Matt. I learned a lot of new things that I want to put into action in the classroom.”

“Matt was very educational and so for the sake of the kindergarten students that we adore. I loved having handouts, visuals, and anchor charts.