Inspiring Better Engagement!
Cristal McGill received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Arizona State University. Those who have taken her workshops and classes praise her creative style, innovation, and passion for teaching. She has a solid reputation for facilitating upbeat, interactive, and meaningful sessions that are marked by engaginginstructional practices.Part-time for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Cristal designs engaging action-based leadership courses. Most recently she has been awarded an opportunity to coach a collegiate leadership competition with UCCS students.
Her consulting work with Alaska boarding schools is highly rewarding. Each time she works with the residential staff, a unique set of needs arise. Cristal prepares staff to be trauma-informed while developing communication skills, mental health intervention skills, emotional well-being, and resilience. She helps the staff touch and influences the hearts and minds of Native and Indigenous Alaskan youth. Relationship capital pays huge dividends.
Cristal also facilitates dynamic ‘train the teachers to be trainers’ seminars allowing her to model and coach her engaging practices with school districts that require teachers to provide professional development for their peers. She holds these seminars in high regard as sharing the tricks of the trade with teachers is not only fun but provides an impact on their own teaching.
As a leader in the field of engagement practices, Cristal conducts innovative seminars that emphasize teacher resilience, train the teacher as trainers, leadership development, conflict resolution, and communication skills seminars. Workshops with Cristal have a consistent record of increasing attendance, cooperation, and participation due to her consistent facilitation of active learning strategies. Her workshops are loaded with easy to use practical tips and tricks of the trade, a game changer in a professional development experience. Cristal offers one-day to four-day programs customized to your specific needs. Participants walk away with an “explosion” of ideas guaranteed to lift any classroom to an entirely new level.
If you ask Cristal how she stays resilient, she will give you many reasons, but the one she favors most is her experience as a whitewater river rafting guide.