School of Education talks will explore why 'choice theory' is important in helping others on May 2 and May 9

April 21, 2009

DEARBORN / April 21, 2009---Gerald LeCureux, adjunct professor of education at UM-Dearborn, and retired teacher and coach David Clark will present "Individual and Group Techniques for Behavioral Change" from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on two Saturdays--May 2 and May 9--as part of the Teachers Academy series at the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s School of Education.

The talks will take place at the campus’s Fairlane Center South building. The workshop is geared toward teachers, counselors, social workers, volunteers, parents, and anyone who works with children.

Participants will learn how to help children choose appropriate behavior; how to help others self-evaluate and take responsibility; and explore why ‘choice theory’ is important in helping others.

LeCureux served as a middle- and high-school teacher, counselor and administrator. In 1994, he received a national Milken Educator Award in Los Angeles.

Clark has developed and used reality-therapy and choice-therapy strategies in his own classroom. He also has led responsibility-training workshops in more than 150 schools.

Cost is $125 for the public and $75 for UM-Dearborn students and alumni.

The workshop also may be taken for one undergraduate or graduate credit. Please contact Judy Garfield, academic services secretary, at 593-5285 for more information on tuition and registration procedures for academic credit.

For more information about the program, contact Becky Dresselhouse-Nauss at 313-593-3893.

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