I offer the following teacher trainings. I have worked with SSCAC, PACE and the YMCA but have also performed my trainings for privately owned preschools and kindergartens.  For more information about offering one of my trainings for your school or company please call (508) - 641 - 5336. 

Teacher Training 1

Enhancing Children’s Literature I - (2 Hours)

An in-depth view of children’s literature, it’s role in the classroom, and what importance it plays to children’s development.  You’ll learn the tricks to tell fun, exciting, engrossing stories, learn new ways to expand the stories to other areas of your classroom, and which stories tell those subtle lessons so important to growing children.  After this workshop you will have a better understanding of which stories to tell with a book list specially made to help teachers in their classroom.

Created by Olivia Racette, M.Ed.
and Ryan A. Racette, creator/owner of Big Ryan’s Tall Tales

Enhancing Children’s Literature II - (2 Hours) 

Goes even further to show you how to broaden those stories to other areas such as puppets and how they can have recurring roles, music, art, and even circle time activities.  You’ll learn new ways to conduct circle time with “Imagination Trips” and “Time Share Stories”.  After these workshops you will leave with the enthusiasm and drive to become “storytellers” in your classroom rather than book readers – you’ll want to become a player in your circle time rather than a facilitator, and you will have the tricks to do so.

Created by Olivia Racette, M.Ed.
and Ryan A. Racette, creator/owner of Big Ryan’s Tall Tales

Teacher Training 2

 

The Perfect Circle - (2 Hours)

A training about one of the most important parts of your day.  Tricks and tips on getting your children excited to come to circle and, more importantly, how to keep them engaged while there!  Learn ways to make easy transitions, from clean-up time to circle, from circle to activity time, and more!  Keep your children entertained and still educate in the process!

Created by Olivia Racette, M.Ed.
and Ryan A. Racette, creator/owner of Big Ryan’s Tall Tales

Active Play for Everyday! - (2 Hours)

A fun and addictive training chock-full of songs, finger plays, music and movement techniques, Imagination Trips that is sure to get the wiggles out of the most energetic child!  Everything in this training is appropriate for indoor and outdoor play!

Created by Ryan A. Racette, creator/owner of Big Ryan’s Tall Tales

Enhacing Children’s Literature

 

“Have You Read…?” - (2 Hours)

Bookstores can be daunting.  Libraries as well - What’s new?  What’s good?  Well, let Big Ryan take you into the world of children’s literature and guide you through some of the most amazing, visually stunning, fascinating, and entertaining children’s books over the last 60 years!  Also included, storytelling tips on how to make those books come alive!

Created by Olivia Racette, M.Ed.
and Ryan A. Racette, creator/owner of Big Ryan’s Tall Tales

 

Creative Arts - (3 Hours)

One of the most fun, addictive trainings I do - because once you start playing, you never want to stop! This training contains many, many art activities that are appropriate for Infants and Toddlers as well as Preschool, Kindergarten and School-age kids. We cover how to talk to children about their art and how to reduce messes in the classroom, how to get children excited about art and how to keep you, the teacher, excited about exploring different types of mediums with things as simple as crayons and paint. This training can be cut down to fit into any schedule so please call today!

Created by Ryan A. Racette, creator/owner of Big Ryan’s Tall Tales

~All Trainings are designated for a 2 hour period but Big Ryan CAN shorten or even lengthen the time of a training.  Just call to find out the details!  Call today!!!!