News: Teacher Training

An Inaugural Poem for the Ages Challenges All Educators as the Torch is Passed: A Lesson Plan to Help School Staff Become Part of the Solution

Blog discusses the national events of the past month’s inauguration and insurrection, the Presidential election now past, and the past four years of anxiety and stress on educators and students. It en...

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Training Racial Bias Out of Teachers: Who Ever Said that We Could?

Training Racial Bias Out of Teachers: Who Ever Said that We Could? Will the Fact that In-Service Programs Cannot Eliminate Implicit Bias Create a Bias Toward Inaction?Dear Colleagues,Introduction...

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Classroom Management and Students’ (Virtual) Academic Engagement and Learning: Don’t Depend on Teacher Training Programs

Classroom Management and Students’ (Virtual) Academic Engagement and Learning:  Don’t Depend on Teacher Training ProgramsDistricts Need to Reconceptualize their School Discipline Approaches—For...

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Celebrating Our Labors on Labor Day . . . While Recognizing the Contribution of White Privilege

Celebrating Our Labors on Labor Day . . . While Recognizing the Contribution of White PrivilegeDear Colleagues,Introduction   Earlier this week, I was on a conference call with a superintend...

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Why Stress-Informed Schools Must Precede Trauma-Informed Schools

When We Address Student Stress First, We Begin to Impact Trauma. . . If It ExistsDear Colleagues,Introduction   I hope that you, your families, and your colleagues are safe, healthy, and pro...

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Preparing NOW to Address Students’ Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Needs Before They Transition Back to School (Part II)

Let’s Use Caring and Common Sense as Our Post-Pandemic Guides (Including a Bonus Podcast)Dear Colleagues,Introduction   Last time, in Part I of this Blog Series, I discussed concerns that some in the...

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