Events & Publications

The image below depicts the conferences that Dr. MC has presented at or will be presenting at in 2020.

Past & Upcoming Conference Presentations


Presentation Topics

Below is a listing of workshop topics that Dr. MC has presented on in the past to provide a balcony view of the scope of the options available.

  • The Mind-Body Classroom – Caring for Yourself and Your Students
    • Ideal for teachers looking to incorporate self-care techniques into their classrooms including how to create a self-care space.
    • Provides an overview of different self-care approaches.
    • Participants learn and practice quick, easy and free self-care practices.
    • Includes an opportunity to assess current strengths and weaknesses as they pertain to various domains of self-care.
    • Can be adapted for administrators or other school leaders.
    • An overview of Dr. MC’s dissertation research findings and recommendations can be added.
  • Self-Care as Protest: Choosing to Renew and Rejuvenate while Rejecting Societal Norms
    • Stereotypes and misconceptions about self-care exist and can make us feel unworthy or undeserving of self-care.
    • This workshop examines societal norms and our own bias towards self-care while stressing the importance of it for everyone.
    • Provides an overview of different self-care approaches and an opportunity to learn and practice quick, easy and free self-care practices.
    • Includes an opportunity to assess current strengths and weaknesses as they pertain to various domains of self-care.
    • Can be adapted for all audiences.
  • Treat Yourself to Self-Care and Balance
    • Provides an overview of self-care practices and potential health risks if we neglect our self-care.
    • Includes an opportunity to assess current strengths and weaknesses as they pertain to various domains of self-care.
    • Participants learn and practice quick, easy and free self-care practices.
    • Suitable for all audiences and can be adapted accordingly.
  • Examining Implicit Bias & Microaggressions
    • Designed for educators.
    • Provides an overview of implicit bias and everyday microaggressions.
    • Participants review examples of microaggressions and how they can appear in school settings.
    • Explore ways to respond to microaggressions after they occur and tips for preventing them from happening.
    • Participants will understand the impact microaggressions can have.
    • Can be adapted for other audiences.
  • Promoting a Growth Mindset for Yourself & Your Students
    • Learn the difference between a growth and a fixed mindset.
    • Participants will evaluate their current mindset.
    • Explore ways to shift our mindsets.
    • Review examples from history of people with growth mindsets and famous failures that ended up being fantastic inventions.
    • An excellent workshop for students.
    • Can be adapted for other audiences.
Dr. MC presenting at an event.

All workshops are highly interactive with various activities to maximize engagement.

Length of workshop presentations can be adapted to meet the needs of the participants.

Professional Development Certificates of Attendance can be issued for educators looking to bundle the hours towards licensure requirements in Massachusetts. Dr. MC can work with the venue to review the particulars of PDP regulations (603 CMR 44.00).

New workshops are being added regularly, so be sure to check back or reach out to Dr. MC to discuss creating a new presentation to meet you needs!


Upcoming Publications

Below is a listing of upcoming publications set to be released in 2020.

Chase, J., & Melito-Conners, T. (2020). Self-care is not selfish: The impact of self-care and renewal on school climate. Handbook of Research on Leading and Managing Change in Schools. Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Chase, J., & Melito-Conners, T. (2020). Self-care for earlier schooling: how self-care may help students have emotional competencies to face transitions at younger ages. Supporting Children’s Well-Being During Early Childhood Transition to School. Hershey, PA: IGI Global


Podcast Guest Appearances

Dr. MC was featured on the Staples Connect Spotlight Podcast interviewed by Julie Kramer. Click here to listen to the Podcast as Dr. MC shares, “Tips for Managing Life During Covid-19.”

Dr. MC was an invited guest on the Resilient Teacher Project Podcast with Julie Sochacki. Click here to listen to the Podcast and learn more about Self-Care in this casual yet informative 30 minute Podcast.


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