Keynote Addresses

Our keynote speakers, Jonathan Cohen and other members of NSCC’s staff have delivered speeches on a wide range of topics including:
  • Social, emotional, ethical and academic educational research, policy and practices
  • School climate: research, policy, teacher education and school improvement
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Violence prevention
  • Cultural sensitivity, the celebration of diversity and self-empowerment
  • Communication, collaboration and negotiation
  • The impacts of race, nationality, class and gender on school social climate and student success
  • Learning disabilities: linguistic, attentional and non/verbal disabilities
  • Educators and mental health professionals working and learning together

NSCC is also a multi disciplinary center of educators (teachers and faculty, principals and administrators), school based mental health professionals, and parent leaders who are available to deliver presentations to your organization.

If you are interested in scheduling one of our keynote speakers to deliver addresses to your organization please click here.

Sampling of Keynotes
  • Sports Bullying: Winning, Losing and Everything in Between. Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center. A pilot educational program presented by the Museum & Learning Center and NSCC. February 6, 2004.
  • Nonverbal Learning Disabilities: Promoting social, emotional and academic learning. 8th Annual Nonverbal Learning Disorders Association Symposium, San Francisco, March, 2004.
  • Current Research and Practice in Social, Emotional & Academic Education.U.S. Department of Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Targeted Capacity Expansion: Prevention/Early Intervention and Youth Violence Prevention Program National Conference: Transformation in Progress—Building and Leaving a Legacy, June 2, 2005 - Reston, VA.
  • Social, Emotional and Academic Education: Current Research, Practice and Next Steps.Lehman College, City University of New York in partnership with PS 304, PS 291, SCRL , Supporting Social Emotional Development to Promote Academic Success. Sixth Annual Professional Development School Conference. Tuesday, November 8, 2005
  • Strategies, Tools, and Frameworks for School Connectedness.MCPS Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Montgomery Country Collaborative Council. June 21, 2006.
  • The Thoughtful School: Social, Emotional, Ethical and Cognitive Education as the School-Wide Landscape for Learning. North American Montessori Teachers Association. Baltimore, MD. October 6, 2007.
  • Social emotional learning and learning disabled students. Connecticut Association for Children with Adults and Learning Disabilities Annual Conference. October 28, 2006.
  • Evaluating and Improving School Climate: A strategy that promotes students learning, and safe, civil and democratic school communities. Policy Forum on “Establishing School Climate for Academic Success “ Sponsored by the Office of the State Superintendent of Eduation, and the DC Education Compact. December 11, 2007, Washington, DC
  • Using School Climate Assessment to Support Student Learning. Farmingdale School District, Farmingdale, Long Island, August 27, 2008
  • School Boards and School Climate: Where are we now and where do we need to go? National School Board Association Meeting, Washington, DC. January 31, 2009

Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Co-founder and President of NSCC
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