NAESP National Principals Resource Center

Best Practices: Equity and Equality

Webinars

What Is It About Me You Can’t Teach? — Reaching Every Child

Presenters

Diane Watkins, Director of Assessment and Accountability, Chesapeake Public Schools, VA and Stephanie Johnson, Coordinator of Educational Leadership Program, Hampton University, VA

Description

Though parents send us the best they have every day, schools are not comprised of perfect children. In this webinar we will explore what makes it so difficult to teach some children and discuss exciting new ideas for reaching every student’s potential.

Articles from Principal Magazine

Principal coverPrincipal November/December 2015:
“Breaking the Cycle”

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Principal coverPrincipal March/April 2014:
“Poverty”

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Articles from Communicator

Communicator July 2016:
“Achieving Excellence and Equity”

NAESP conference keynoter Pedro Noguera, who urged principals to find balance in constantly changing environments, asked if we if are expanding opportunities or if we are reproducing inequalities. Read more.

Posts from NAESP’s The Principals Office Blog

The Principals Office January 29th, 2015:
“Principals At ED: Setting The Tone For Excellence And Equity”

The Principals Office July 26th, 2016:
“Achieving Excellence and Equity”

NAESP Conference Presentations

Presentation imageConcrete Steps to Recognize and Combat Unconscious Bias in Schools

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Primary Presenter

Sarah E. Fiarman, Ed.D. — Harvard Graduate School of Education

Description

Every day, educators respond to a range of student behaviors. Our responses – often quick and instinctive – are inextricably tied up in unconscious racial biases. Effective school leaders understand how racial bias manifests in schools and use specific strategies to ensure educators’ actions match their aspirations and intentions.

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Presentation imageBand of Brothers — a Focus on Making Good Boys GREAT Young Men

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Primary Presenters

Shane Wolfe, 2014-15 President of VAESP, 2011-12 President of FAESP, VAESP Board of Directors - Fairfax Public Schools- Aldrin Elementary School; and Barbara Gist, National Outstanding Assistant Principal of the Year - Aldrin Elementary School- Fairfax County Public Schools

Description

Introduce the audience to the Band of Brothers, a leadership group designed for fifth through eighth grade young men in need of additional opportunities to realize their full potential as leaders and gentleman. The program focuses on the power of teamwork, accountability and determination.

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Presentation imageBoys At-Risk: A Schoolwide Game Plan for Reversing the Trend

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Primary Presenter

Paula Noe, M. Ed. - Austin ISD, Austin TX

Description

Boys are a common ingredient in every achievement gap we face. Across all racial and socioeconomic groups, too many young men are checked out. Join me as we move towards capturing students through engaging instruction utilizing best practices with accountability measures and leveraging your instructional leadership for new outcomes.

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Presentation imageThe Heart of the Matter: Deconstructing Discipline of Black Male Students and Providing Restorative Practices

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Primary Presenter

Tracy M. Hinds, Ph. D, National Board Certified Teacher - The School District of University City/ University of Missouri-St. Louis and Erica Lawrence, Ed.D. - Jefferson County Public Schools.

Description

Has the educational system tacitly engaged in perpetuating the “school to prison pipeline?” This session will deconstruct discipline of African-American students and provide strategies to cultivate restorative practices. A paradigm shift from discipline and punish to repair and restore will be emphasized to lead to increased levels of student achievement.

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Presentation imageImproving Practices to Engage Hispanic Families in Education: Perceptions, Expectations and Recommendations

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Primary Presenter

Cristina Hernandez, Master of Education, Bachelor of Science in Education - Crisal Education

Description

Family and community are increasingly seen as powerful tools for making schools more equitable, culturally responsive, and collaborative. This highly interactive session highlights Hispanic family engagement focused on supporting their children and their school. The learning outcomes explore and identify techniques and approaches that increase parent communication, collaboration, and understanding.

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Presentation imageEducation for Every Child: Connecting Educators and Schools Around the World

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Primary Presenters

Darrell Rud, Past President-NAESP - World Education Forum in the United States; Mary Kay Sommers - World Education Forum in the United States; and Richard Barbacane - World Education Forum in the United States

Description

Join us for an interactive sharing of viewpoints on issues about educating all children in the world. Topics will include access to education and skill development for principals. National and international conference registrants are encouraged to attend and will leave with additional opportunities to network with other global education leaders.

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