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AJ Rinaldi

Residential Administrator, Speaker


Bring Back Our Village: How Multi-Tiered Systems of Support Can Achieve Instructional Excellence and Create a Positive Culture.

It takes a village to raise a child. Now, more than ever, young people need effective support systems. With teachers leaving the education field at alarming rates, increasing poverty, mental health issues on the rise, substance abuse and addictions, and other societal pressures, our village is under siege. These hosts of issues create a barrier to learning and affect school culture. This keynote will examine how the use of multi-tiered systems of support can benefit student and organizational outcomes. Participants will learn how a data driven system of evidence-based practices rooted in human behavioral science can increase academic results, reduce behavior challenges and exclusionary discipline all while creating a positive culture and climate for youth and staff.

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About Me

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Getting to Know AJ



What was your first job? What did you learn from it?

As a residential education administrator, my first experience was working with kids in detention centers and street gangs. I learned that the human development that takes place in the first several years of life is extremely potent. However, it is not a final determination on who an individual will become. A well-intended, highly skilled adult can be transformational in the life of a young human being.


What sparked your interest in work-based learning?

I learned through application and education that practices rooted in Human Behavioral Science is a necessity to develop people to their maximum potential. It’s like investing in a stock that has done well for decades. It plays the percentages on what’s good for young human beings.


What missteps would you caution others to avoid as they work to promote or develop work-based learning opportunities?

In education, we often focus on the results. The test score, the graduation rate. Results are important, but process is paramount. Being at your healthiest is a worthy result. Having a happy long lasting marriage is a worthy result, but you had better become focused on the process if you’re going to achieve it. Lets find and learn the best evidence based practices available to us, but more importantly, lets get obsessed about applying them.


Instructional Excellence

Are you ready to (re)ignite your passion for teaching and take your instructional prowess to the next level?  Educators are the driving force behind shaping young minds and transforming lives. This masterclass is designed exclusively for you, honoring your dedication and recognizing your vital role.
Get ready to be inspired, challenged, and empowered as fellow subject matter experts guide you through an immersive experience to unlock the tools, techniques, and inspiration to make a lasting impact in the classroom. As iron sharpens Iron, so does on person sharpen another. Together, we will explore innovative strategies, research-backed methodologies, and game-changing insights that will elevate your teaching to new heights.

Each concise keynote in this masterclass has been distilled to be motivational and actionable - no time for fluff - and are available on-demand because we know your schedule is impacted and variable.  You are also invited to a live, VIP Q&A session with each speaker. 

13 powerful keynotes.  13 actionable Playbooks.  Live Q&A sessions. 
This is the professional development you, and your students, deserve. 

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“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men“.

Frederick Douglas

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