What Kind of Support Is Essential for First-Year Teachers?

Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair with Patricia Russac 

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For some teachers, this back-to-school season will be their first.  What ae the essential support systems needed  to ensure their success. 

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Can Faculty Meetings Change School Culture?

Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair with William Chamberlain

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Back to school means back to faculty meetings. To kick off the new school year we discuss whether faculty meetings can change school culture.  

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Discussing Racial Topics in School: Why, What, How, When?

Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair with Neena Grosvenor

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Talking about race anywhere is challenging. The difficulties can be compounded in the school setting for various reasons.  How should we discuss race in the context of education?

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How Does Blogging Help All School Stakeholders?

Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair with John Robinson

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Bloggers have diverse reasons for blogging.  Many believe that blogging benefits all school stakeholders. Join us as we discuss how.  

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Teacher Observations Would Be Better If...

Tom Whitby and Nancy Blair with Shane Capps

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Join us as we play "what if" on the subject of teacher observations. Is there a better way? 

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