Best Practices: Equity and Equality
What Is It About Me You Can’t Teach? — Reaching Every Child
Diane Watkins, Director of Assessment and Accountability, Chesapeake Public Schools, VA and Stephanie Johnson, Coordinator of Educational Leadership Program, Hampton University, VA
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
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
NAESP Conference Presentations
Concrete Steps to Recognize and Combat Unconscious Bias in Schools
Sarah E. Fiarman, Ed.D. — Harvard Graduate School of Education
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.
Band of Brothers — a Focus on Making Good Boys GREAT Young Men
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
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.
Boys At-Risk: A Schoolwide Game Plan for Reversing the Trend
Paula Noe, M. Ed. - Austin ISD, Austin TX
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.
The Heart of the Matter: Deconstructing Discipline of Black Male Students and Providing Restorative Practices
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.
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.
Improving Practices to Engage Hispanic Families in Education: Perceptions, Expectations and Recommendations
Cristina Hernandez, Master of Education, Bachelor of Science in Education - Crisal Education
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.
Education for Every Child: Connecting Educators and Schools Around the World
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
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.