Date and time:  Thursday, October 28, 7:00 PM ET


Join us to learn about the new edition of How to Bullyproof Your Classroom! Hear from author Caltha Crowe as she shares strategies for creating both in-person and virtual learning environments that reduce the possibility of students engaging in bullying behaviors. Learn about the power of careful observation, and hear from educators about the practices they use in classrooms to create an environment of inclusion, kindness, and safety. Caltha will also share about why she wrote a second edition of this book, and what types of updates are included.

Participants will:

  1. Consider three key questions:
    1. What is bullying?
    2. What are gateway behaviors?
    3. Where might bullying take place, both in school and in virtual environments?
  2. Be empowered to create a classroom and school environment of inclusion and kindness that reduces the possibility of bullying behaviors
  3. Learn how to notice and act calmly, respectfully, and firmly when gateway and bullying behaviors emerge in students


Speaker and Moderator:

Caltha Crowe 

Caltha’s teaching career spanned thirty-eight years before she left the classroom in 2007. She taught a range of elementary grades and preschool in a variety of settings, including schools in urban New Haven, Connecticut, the Chicago suburbs of Winnetka and Glencoe, and Westport, Connecticut. During many of those years, Caltha was involved with Connecticut’s Beginning Educator Support and Training (BEST) program, working as a mentor to new teachers, helping with mentor training, and serving on program advisory groups. Caltha currently lives in Colorado and volunteers in the local schools there. As a Responsive Classroom consulting teacher, she travels around the country to present workshops and coach teachers on using the Responsive Classroom approach. Caltha has a bachelor’s degree from Smith College, a master’s degree in early childhood education from Goddard College, and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Bank Street College of Education.



Patricia Cano

Patricia is a consulting teacher for the Center for Responsive Schools. She received her bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s  degree in linguistics with an emphasis in second language acquisition. During her twenty-five years of teaching, Patricia has taught PreK8 students in a variety of bilingual settings in Colombia and the United States. She currently teaches grades 2/3 at the Missoula International School, in Missoula, Montana. She leads professional development workshops with staff and administration to support the school in the implementation of Responsive Classroom practices.


Natalie Cardenas

Natalie has been a classroom teacher, a math and reading interventionist, and an instructional coach. Since 2009, she has practiced the Responsive Classroom approach in her classroom, and has helped other educators implement the practices as well. Natalie has a bachelor’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a master’s degree in math curriculum from the University of Texas at Arlington. Natalie currently serves as the academic coordinator at the SFA Charter School in Nacogdoches, Texas.


Ina Pannell-Saint Surin

Ina is a special education teacher with over twenty-seven years of experience teaching elementary and preschool children in New York City public and nonpublic schools. Ina is also a Responsive Classroom consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools. She recently received the honor of being nominated and accepted into the Academy of Teachers. When not teaching and presenting, Ina enjoys spending time with her family and friends, dancing, and deepening her commitment to and work with culturally responsive teaching and antiracist education.