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What You Will Learn

As Director of Student Support & Discipline Review Office at the large Henrico Virginia County School District, Dr. Noel has overseen a philosophical shift in this school system from a reactive approach with challenging students to a more proactive, preventive approach. This informative 90-minute webinar will provide administrators, teachers and school leaders insight into initiatives that can help improve school climate and create a climate for academic success with at-risk, or hard-to-reach, students.

In order to reach, and successfully teach, hard-to-reach students, Dr. William Noel, Sr. believes it is incumbent upon educators to learn about students’ lives outside school - because understanding who students are outside school has direct implications for what they do inside school. Dr. Noel agrees that “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship,” as Dr. James Comer of Yale University stated.

Webinar Highlights:

  • Shift in Philosophy
  • Relationships
  • Discipline, Not Punishment
  • Emotions & Feelings
  • Our Mindset
  • Set Your Climate
  • Cultural Competency
  • What Motivates Students

In this informative 90-minute webinar, discover how Henrico County transitioned from a traditional, punitive approach regarding inappropriate student behavior to an instructional, disciplined approach. From his time as an alternative education teacher, social studies teacher, coach, assistant principal, and now director, Dr. Noel will share candid professional and personal experiences that have taught him “How to Reach the (sometimes) Hard-to-Reach.”

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize how to connect with hard-to-reach students by establishing sound relationships.
  • Describe the negative effects of punishment and the positive effects of discipline.
  • Distinguish how OUR attitudes & expectations about hard-to-reach students can negatively or positively affect them academically and/or behaviorally.
  • Understand what Henrico County Public Schools is doing to reduce exclusionary practices and use the lessons learned to create a classroom-wide, school-wide or district-wide action plan.

Who Should Attend:

  • Classroom Teachers (General Education, Special Education & Inclusive)
  • Principals & Administrators
  • School Counselors
  • Student Support Personnel
  • Behaviorists
  • Intervention Specialists
  • At-Risk Coordinators
  • Case Managers


You Will Also Receive

The $49 registration fee includes a PDF copy of the PowerPoint presentation that will accompany the live presentation. This will be emailed to each registrant the afternoon prior to the webinar.


Benefits from Taking this Webinar
  • Valuable Information – From a nationally known speaker with a reputation for providing insightful and useful information.
  • Inexpensive – Eliminate travel arrangements and travel expenses that you would ordinarily need to expend to attend a professional seminar such as this one.
  • Efficient – No need to spend time arranging for and traveling to this seminar
  • Access PowerPoint™ Visuals – as William Noel, Sr. progresses through the seminar. A copy of the PowerPoint™ presentation slides will be available to you upon registration.
  • Reproducibles – Handouts and worksheets will be available to you, upon registration.
  • C.E. Contact Hours – Contact hours are available:

    NBCC (#5602): Developmental Resources is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEP) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements.  The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the program.


Potential Funding

Research-based, outcome-based continuing education opportunities from Developmental Resources may qualify for funding under Title 1 Part A Targeted Assistance Program Grants; Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality Grants; Perkins Professional Technical Education Grants as well as other federal, state and local sources. Requirements vary from state to state. Contact your local administrator.


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    (even for the technically challenged)
  • No Additional Software to Install
  • Listen Directly Through Your Computer Speakers
  • OR Dial-in Via Telephone
    (long distance rates may apply)

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Group Discounts

Available for attendees from the same school system or private practice.

3-5 Attendees 10% off
6-9 Attendees 15% off
10-19 Attendees 20% off
20+ Attendees 25% off
Site License
for multiple participants at same site using same access; additional fee for more than 8 CE certificates
$295

In order to be eligible for group discounts, we must receive ALL registrations at the SAME time.

April 26, 2018
11:30 am Eastern Time
Grade Levels: K-12

April 26, 2018
11:30 am Eastern Time
Grade Levels: K-12

April 26, 2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time
Grade Levels: K-12

April 26, 2018
2:00 pm Eastern Time
Grade Levels: K-12

You will receive a confirmation email. A link to the webinar will be sent separately. Simply click the link at the scheduled time and follow the instructions.


William Noel, Sr.
About the Presenter

Currently the Director of the Student Support & Disciplinary Review Office for Henrico County Public Schools near Richmond, Virginia, Dr. William Noel’s calling and passion for working with students is perfectly captured by this Mark Twain quote: “The two most important days of your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.” That calling and passion is why Dr. Noel remains committed to being an influential role model for all students, but especially for those (sometimes) Hard-to-Reach students.

After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1991, Dr. Noel began his journey in education – first as a substitute teacher, then as an alternative education teacher, social studies teacher, coach and assistant principal. Upon earning his Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership at Virginia Commonwealth University, Dr. Noel assumed his current position. When asked by a colleague if he was going to miss teaching when he moved into administration, he said, “I will always be a teacher - just no longer from a classroom.”