North Carolina Association for the Education of Young Children

Featured Presenters and Sessions

Sunday—Featured Speakers

Join us in Ballroom C—Upper Level of the Raleigh Convention Center to connect around impactful talks by these Featured Speakers:

  • Bari Koral—Promoting well-being of children and adults through Yogapalooza, 9:30 – 10:30 am
  • Lilian Hubler—Supporting children’s social and emotional development through sign language and bi-lingual communication, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Karen Ponder—Power to the Profession panel discussion and audience engagement, 1:30 – 2:30 pm
  • Michael Bonner—Author of Get Up or Give Up and a Featured Guest on Ellen, 3:00 – 4:20 pm

Featured Presenter Michael Bonner

We are delighted to have Michael Bonner back as a featured presenter this year. He is an inspiring second grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary. In early 2017, Mr. Bonner was honored by Ellen DeGeneres in recognition of his positive and innovative educational approaches for children coping with the challenges of poverty. With only four years in K-12 education, Mr. Bonner is consistently seen as a visionary leader who strives to create a positive mindset among all of his students. He is a fellow teacher who understands feeling underappreciated, overworked, underpaid as well as the burden of wanting the best for students who can not recognize it for themselves. He will encourage your “formidable heart and ability to give children an unforgettable experience in your classroom every single day. And at the end of the day, that is all that matters.”

Featured Sessions

Conscious_Discipline_logoCONSCIOUS DISCIPLINE: Because of the generous support from a talented team of Conscious Discipline® certified trainers, NCAEYC is again able to offer a full array of sessions based on the work of Dr. Becky Bailey so that attendees have the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in Conscious Discipline content for all or part of their NCAEYC Conference experience.

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