TAGteach International is a company dedicated to promoting positive strategies for increased productivity and success in every facet of life.
Joan Orr, M.Sc.,Joan is a scientist with 20 years of experience in the application of scientific principles to study design and data interpretation. She has used positive marker based techniques for more than 10 years and more recently has instructed others in TAGteach.
Joan is a former competitive athlete and has competed at a national level. She is the mother of two competitive athletes and has coached using TAGteach in several sports including volleyball, soccer, Special Olympics rhythmic gymnastics, long jump and high jump. She has worked with experts Theresa McKeon and Karen Pryor to develop methods for TAGteach with child athletes and many other applications.
Joan holds a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Waterloo and a Master's degree in Biochemistry from MacMaster University and operates a private consulting practice in the fields of human health and environmental risk assessment. Joan lives in Campbellville, a small village in Southern Ontario, with her husband, Dave, and two daughters.
Karen Pryor,Karen Pryor is a scientist with an international reputation in two fields, marine mammal biology and behavioral psychology. Through her field work in the 1960's she pioneered modern, force-free training methods and ever since has been a pioneer in and leading proponent of marker based teaching and training, the science underlying the TAGteach system (see clicker training).
Beth Wheeler,Beth is the owner and director of A Dancer's Dream, Inc. a successful dance studio and school with a number of offshoot businesses all geared toward educating and raising children with compassion and consideration. In keeping with this mission, Beth has been responsible for creating some of the most innovative children's programming in the Boston area.
A Dancer's Dream is the nation's first studio whose teachers are all TAGteach certified and where the TAGteach philosophy is an intrinsic element of the curriculum. In addition to her continued attention to studio development, Beth has chaired the Marblehead Children's Arts festival (the nation's longest running arts festival), produced & directed Boston based Dance-Runway Productions and has sat on the board of the Massachusetts Arts Council & the Marblehead Festival of Arts. Additionally, her choreography has been seen on national television commercials, music videos, industrials, Marblehead Little Theatre productions and, of course, on thousands of young dancers throughout the years.