Speaking Topics and Workshops
Phyllis presents at conferences, sits on panels and speaks at both public and independent schools
Coping With The Mess That Is Middle School
Your sweet kid suddenly turns into an unpredictable, moody tween or teen. And that’s just Monday. By the end of the week, you’re shell-shocked and wondering what happened. In this interactive talk, Phyllis shows you that you’re not alone, and shares tips that will help you preserve your relationship with your child as you guide them through the ups and downs of middle school. Everyone can emerge with their sanity intact!
IDEAL AUDIENCE: Parents of Middle Schoolers, PTOs, PTAs, Middle School Teachers and Counselors
When School Is Your Workplace
Everyone wants kids to treat each other with kindness, and parents, coaches, mentors and educators are role models who can set the tone. The politics, the processes, and the mysteries of working in a school can be difficult to manage. In this talk, Phyllis helps you sort out the do’s and don’ts of life in the grown-up versions of middle school and offers tips and techniques for navigating a complex professional environment with success and grace.
IDEAL AUDIENCE: Middle School Teachers, Administrators, and Counselors
Why Middle School Can Set You Up For Life
Contrary to popular lore, middle school can be a wonderful stepping stone to a successful adolescence and life. The lessons that you can learn from this tumultuous time will set you up for the rest of your working life. In this interactive talk, Phyllis sets out the ways in which a smart navigation of the perils of middle school can provide a map for happiness in adulthood.
IDEAL AUDIENCE: Parents and Educators
What People Are Saying
Phyllis Fagell is the kind of counselor every kid deserves. She loves her work and it clearly shows in her dedication to understanding her students' challenges and helping them manage their out-of-control emotions. I especially appreciate her effectiveness as a character educator and her understanding that relationship-building is the most important skill people need in their personal and professional lives.”
- Annie Fox
Annie Fox, M.Ed. author of Teaching Kids to Be Good People
``Phyllis Fagell is my new go-to source for sage advice in child development. She speaks from the heart but also from real experience``
- Michele Borba
Educator, Speaker and Bestselling Author of Unselfie - Why Empathetic Kids Succeed in an All-About-Me World
``Phyllis said that if we don’t teach our children about love, the outside world will do it for us. That is so true.``
- Kim Saulsbery
School Counselor and Speaker
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