HandleEducation offers professional development that can greatly enhance your classroom experience by reducing stress and increasing instructional time.

We offer three programs:

  • GO!-Getting Organized- Presents a variety of time management and study skills strategies.
  • Zoned In: Developing cognitive and non-cognitive skills such as memory, focus, and persistence
  • Time to Teach!- Classroom management techniques proven to greatly reduce disciplinary referrals and increase instructional time without adding a day to the calendar.

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“Our incoming and returning staff would benefit greatly from such a workshop.  Please send along your questionnaire so that we can share it with the staff.  Let me know if you’d be open to conducting your workshop in this timeframe.  Regardless, of course, PLEASE use us as a reference.”  Allison Rivera,   President, St. Martin de Porres Academy, New Haven CT


Laura I. Maniglia, owner of Handle Associates, holds a BA in English, summa cum laude. Her MA is in English and American Literature. She has a Certificate as well as a Sixth Year degree in Administration & Supervision.  Laura is available to  provide in-service programs for Language Arts and Writing at the school or district level.  She has been teaching English grammar and writing skills for  over thirty years, and she is enthusiastic about sharing her expertise with teachers at any grade level.  Long before Common Core became a household term, she has been emphasizing the importance of good grammar skills to optimize communication. She is the author of the Handle Associates Writing Skills Workbook, which was used in secondary schools nation-wide, and which now serves as the  primary text for her LA/Writing Program. She has taught English in high schools in the tri-state area as well as serving as an adjunct writing instructor at Quinnipiac University for 10 years. She is happy to develop a specific program that aligns with any of the strands of the Common Core ELA. Topics can include emphasis on particular parts of speech, sentence structure, case, agreement, usage, voice, verbals, word usage, or more. Contact her for details on arranging a half day or full day professional development  program that best suits your faculty.