Resources for Educators

Webinar Series for Educators

Our free quarterly webinars focus on various topics of interest to our educational community. These live sessions are 1.5 hours in length, include a question and answer period, and a portion of each session is recorded for future access (see below).

Topics include everything from general teaching tips to specific information for hands-on programs in the areas of ethics, communication, business, student services, and much more. We help instructors and administrators provide the best learning environment that they can, and have fun doing it.

Content experts and leaders in education often join us. You should too!

Time to the next webinar:








Mentoring Tips for Educators

April 6, 2021, 2pm eastern

Join us as Deanna discusses Mentoring Tips for Educators, with author, educator, and therapist, Sandy Fritz.

Topics include:

  1. Reality Check: Do we know the current employment trends, and can we communicate that accurately to our students?
  2. Online Learning: How can we successfully deliver massage therapy education in an online format?
  3. Sustainability: What are some student retention and client retention ideas we can implement to help our schools and help our students?
  4. Mentoring: As educators, how can we also be better mentors to our students?


Sandy is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center in Lapeer, MI, dedicated to achieving excellence in massage practice. Sandy is also passionate about training the next generation of quality instructors and leaders She also maintains an active massage practice with individual professional football players, basketball players and others.

Sandy is the author of several massage texts including Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage and Sports and Exercise Massage. An educator for many years, she designs classes with innovative concepts and teaching strategies. A naturally gifted presenter, she is a popular instructor across the country.

2020 Webinars

When What Who  
Feb 26, 2020 Creative Ways to Teach Business Cherie Sohnen-Moe and Deanna Sylvester  
Sep 23, 2020 Employment Ethics Jill Berkana  

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2019 Webinars

When What Who  
Feb 12, 2019 Make Ethics Meaningful to Your Students Laura Allen and Cherie Sohnen-Moe  
May 15, 2019 Keeping Your Course Content Fresh and Current Ruth Werner and Pete Whitridge  
Aug 13, 2019 Motivating Students and Tackling Complex Challenges Pam Ferguson  
Nov 13, 2019 Embodied Presence: Cultivating Meaningful Connection with Self, Students and Subject Carey Smith  

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2018 Webinars

When What Who  
Feb 27, 2018 Teaching Effective Charting for Any Situation Diana L. Thompson  
May 23, 2018 Creating Rubrics for Massage Skills Assessment Susan Beck  
Aug 28, 2018 Less Boredom = More Learning! Jason Erickson  
Nov 14, 2018 How to Help Your Students Pass the MBLEx Jodi Scholes  

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2017 Webinars

When What Who
Feb 15, 2017 How to Teach Treatment Planning for Specific Medical Conditions Julie Goodwin
May 24, 2017 The Productive Management of Emotional Issues in Your Classroom Carole Osborne
Aug 9, 2017 Cultural Competence in the Classroom and in Practice Tara McManaway
Nov 15, 2017 Core Competencies for Massage Therapy Teachers Stan Dawson of the AFMTE

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2016 Webinars

When What Who
Feb 19, 2016 Dealing with Challenging Students Adrienne Asta and Deanna Sylvester
Jun 1, 2016 Preparing for Real-World Ethical Dilemmas Ben Benjamin and Cherie Sohnen-Moe
Aug 17, 2016 Technology in the Classroom Susan Salvo
Nov 16, 2016 Research — Evidence-Informed Practice in the Classroom Jerrilyn Cambron

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