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Michele Hill

Teacher, blogger, speaker, and passionate presenter

Michele Rispo Hill is a passionate educator who has dedicated a lifetime to the education profession as a teacher, author, and presenter of professional development. During her tenure in the classroom, Michele was honored as the teacher of the Year in 2014. She served on numerous committees, mentored new staff and was an advisor for the classes of 2009 and 2018 and the Jostens Renaissance program. Today, she serves as the Coordinator of Admissions and Strategic Marketing and Equity Specialist for a career and technical school in New Jersey.

Michele has developed and implemented professional development with a sharp focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, engaging students, and educational leadership. Michele has authored numerous articles published in the area of education, as well as co-authored 100 No-nonsense Things that Teachers All Teachers Should Stop Doing, and now is the co-author of Fired Up Teachership. Michele is a champion for students and staff; her enthusiasm and positive energy is contagious!

Michele completed her undergraduate studies at LaSalle University and then went on to acquire two master degrees — one from LaSalle in Bi-Lingual Studies and one from Wilmington University in School Leadership. She is the mother of four children: Zachary, Victoria, Julia and Jennifer — and the Nonni of 4 grandsons: Michael, Dean, Julian and Vincent. Michele resides on Long Beach Island, New Jersey with her husband of over 35 years, John.

Each presentation can be fully customized to your specific needs, and can be presented as a workshop, keynote, breakout or training.

Speaking Topics

Tackling Educator Burnout:

A teacher shortage has been predicted for the past two decades-- and unfortunately, it’s here! Now more than ever, we need to retain quality teachers in our schools and in our classrooms-- and keep them from burning out.

In this presentation, Michele will show you:

● How to uncover gaps in educator satisfaction in the profession and in your organization.
● Identify obstacles for creating a common vision and mission inclusive of staff
● Develop a strategic plan of action for educators at all levels that support their individual needs for success in and out of school.
● Create on-going assessment tools and strategies to evaluate the success of the strategic plan.

Classroom Management That Works:

A teacher’s ability to effectively manage student behavior is arguably the most important indicator of the short and long term success of a teacher. The challenge with teaching teachers to effectively manage their students’ behaviors, teachers tend not to understand the impact or reaction caused by their own actions. They tend to struggle with creating a comprehensive repertoire of management strategies.

Michele will show you:

● How to make meaningful connections with students that lead to a sense of respect from the students to the teachers.
● How to engage students in meaningful learning and support struggling students to avoid boredom and frustration that often become behavior issues.
● How to properly follow up on negative behaviors and properly recognize positive behaviors in order to create a sensible balance within the classroom.

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