This session will provide a practical guide to optimize mental energy by making positive changes in work habits. Teachers can improve self-management skills by setting up simple, effective systems that will be shared in the session. By creating efficient planning and teaching spaces, educators can clear up their mental space and make the work day more manageable.
Lanae Dickstein is the director of bands at Haynes Bridge Middle School in Alpharetta, Georgia. Prior to this position, Dickstein was the director of bands at Central Middle School in Carrollton, Georgia. She received her degrees from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She serves as an organizer for the Georgia Music Educators Association Middle School All-State Band and also organized the Carroll County Middle School Honor Band. Dickstein has been a clinician at the 2022 Georgia Music Educators Association In-Service Conference as well as the 2022 Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra and Music Conference. She is a French horn player and enjoys teaching and performing in the metro Atlanta area. Dickstein is also a member of the Georgia Music Educators Association and the National Association for Music Education.