Dr. Toni Tollerud
How do we as educators help our students identify and develop their passion for their professional careers? Professionals in the field of counseling, counselor education, and teaching need to nurture this desire in order to obtain the necessary knowledge and skills to be competent educators. Dr. Tollerud will draw from her experiences and insight in the classroom to discuss ways she facilitates student learning to promote competence and confidence in a multicultural world. This seminar will include a panel of doctoral students who will reflect on how interactions in the classroom contribute to their personal and professional growth.
Toni Tollerud's passion for teaching began over 40 years ago, starting her career as a middle school/high school music and physical education teacher. For the past 23 years she has taught courses for the preparation of professional counselors in mental health, career, and school settings. She has mentored numerous doctoral students and directed over 20 dissertations. She has extended her work into the field by consulting and teaching classes for school districts, counseling agencies, and state initiatives. She has been President of the Illinois Counseling Association as well as other state associations, and a state coach on Social-Emotional Learning, helping to write the state standards in 2003.
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Last Updated: 07/14/2014