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PD Webinar Series:
The Inspired Teacher: Cultivating Resilience and Motivation in the Classroom

Faced with mounting professional and instructional challenges, many teachers today find themselves struggling to thrive in their practice. This special PD Webinar series seeks to help teachers renew their excitement about teaching by offering fresh interpersonal approaches to professional growth and engaged teaching. Featuring two widely esteemed teaching experts, these webinars are designed to give educators practical tools to cultivate a greater sense of well-being and pedagogical confidence in the classroom.


Choose one of these vital webinars for just $59, or select both and pay only $99. You will also get a certificate of completion and three months of on-demand access.

Neither the author nor EPE have an affiliation with Center for Inspired Teaching, Washington DC or its “Inspired Teacher” programs, and the content is not endorsed, sponsored or provided by Center for Inspired Teaching.


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Emotional Resilience for Educators

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Instructional and leadership coach Elena Aguilar defines emotional resilience as the ability to “rebound from adversity” and respond effectively to “stress, setbacks, change, and struggle.” The skills and knowledge needed to develop emotional resilience, she says, are “essential for anyone working anywhere in the education world these days.” They can help educators avoid burnout, get out of professional “ruts,” and in general bring greater joy and resourcefulness to their work. And yet they are seldom addressed in teacher-preparation or professional-development programs. Drawing on her experiences in working with teachers, Aguilar will discuss nine core building-blocks of emotional resilience and provide strategies to help teachers develop in each of these areas. She’ll give participants practical tips on using these skills in their schools and classrooms and responding to challenging situations with increasingly greater self-knowledge and strength. She’ll also discuss the connections between emotional resilience and teacher effectiveness. Original Air Date: Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Expert Presenters:

Elena Aguilar, former teacher and transformational leadership coach, Oakland Unified School District, Calif., and author, The Art of Coaching. She also provides independent consulting services on organizational development, professional development, and leadership coaching.

 

Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher



The Highly Motivating Classroom

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What drives student engagement in the classroom? How can you maintain student interest and tap their true potential? How can you create lessons that inspire them to work toward mastery? Noted education author Kathleen Cushman has explored these questions with rare depth and nuance, both by examining the research on neuroscience and learning and by directly interviewing hundreds of students on what motivates them. In this webinar, Cushman will delve into examples of highly motivating curriculum and instruction, interweaving teacher reflections, student feedback, and commentary from learning scientists. Through her examples, Cushman will offer practical illustrations of what “draws students into a learning challenge, helps them persist through difficulties, and brings them to mastery.” The webinar will include multimedia examples. Original Air Date: Monday, June 23, 2014


Expert Presenters:

Kathleen Cushman, co-founder, What Kids Can Do, and author, Fires in the Mind: What Kids Can Tell Us About Motivation and Mastery and The Motivation Equation: Designing Lessons that Set Kids’ Minds on Fire

 

Moderator:
Ross Brenneman, assistant editor, Education Week Teacher




Four-Part Rebroadcast Series:
Using Digital Tools to Personalize Learning

Rapid advancements in classroom technology have created new opportunities for educators to tap dynamic learning resources and better cater instruction to students' individual learning needs. But the use of digital tools in the classroom can also pose challenges around integration, know-how, and instructional strategy. This PD Webinar series brings together four presentations designed to help teachers navigate such complexities and better understand how instructional technology is being used to deepen students' learning.


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Flipped Learning for Students and Teachers

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The process of flipping classroom instruction—assigning video-lecture homework to make time for more hands-on activities in class—is spreading quickly to schools around the country, but questions remain about how powerful this approach can be to improve student learning. Some teachers say it’s the new frontier in learning and one that has proven very effective, while others have tried it and discarded the technique. Guests discuss how flipped learning can work best for students and for professional development for teachers. Original Air Date: Oct. 17, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Kristin Daniels, education technology consultant, Technology and Information Education Services, St. Paul, Minn.
Todd Nesloney, 5th grade teacher, Fields Store Elementary School, Waller, Texas; co-author, Flipping 2.0, Practical Strategies for Flipping Your Class

 

Moderator:
Michelle R. Davis, senior writer, Education Week Digital Directions



Using Video Games to Assess Students' Noncognitive Skills

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Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison believe new video games like Crystals of Kaydor and Tenacity can measure student learning in real time while literally rewiring kids' brains to help them pay better attention and improve their behavior. It's digital media meets big data meets state-of-the art brain research. But can a role-playing video game about aliens change the way U.S. schools think about testing students and boost the noncognitive skills that are critical to success later in life? Join a pair of prominent academic scholars as they demystify the implications of games designed to develop and assess grit, tenacity, and persistence. Original Air Date: Sept. 27, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Angela Duckworth, associate professor of psychology, University of Pennsylvania
James Gee, presidential chair and professor of literacy studies, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University

 

Moderator:
Benjamin Herold, staff writer,Education Week



Making Digital Curricula Meaningful

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Using digital curricula effectively is much more complicated than just firing up a laptop in class. As more schools and districts turn to digital materials for education, experts say it’s important to emphasize teacher training and professional development and to be deliberate in how it is used. School and district leaders also need to determine how to organize and evaluate materials and integrate them into the curriculum appropriately. Our guests help educators find and implement digital curricula in the most effective ways possible. Original Air Date: May 22, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Calvin Baker, superintendent, Vail school district, Ariz.
Kevin Carney, executive director, Beyond Textbook Program, Vail school district, Ariz.
Spike Cook, principal, R.M. Bacon Elementary School, Millville, N.J.

 

Moderator:
Michelle R. Davis, senior writer, Education Week Digital Directions



Blended Learning in the Math Classroom

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Schools around the country are starting to blend online learning into their instructional design as a means of personalizing students’ learning experiences. But with the myriad options for structuring the combination of online and face-to-face learning, teachers and administrators are faced with tough decisions on how to best implement technology for their students. Join our experts and explore the different blended-learning models that schools are using to support math instruction. Discover the national trends emerging around blended-learning math programs, and take an up-close look at the challenges and successes one school has experienced with the blended math model. Original Air Date: May 30, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Kaylie Dienelt Reed, lead teacher, Acton Academy, Austin, Texas
Heather Staker, education senior research fellow, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation, and co-author, research report “Classifying K-12 Blended Learning”

 

Moderator:
Liana Heitin, associate editor, Education Week Teacher




Three-Part Series:
Deeper Literacy: New Insights and Strategies for Teachers

With schools facing new standards in language arts and with complex literacy skills becoming a national education priority, many teachers and school leaders are looking for ways to deepen students' reading and writing capabilities. In this special PD webinar series, three master educators—Mike Schmoker, Jim Burke, and Donalyn Miller—will offer insights into how teachers can deepen literacy instruction and give students the tools and opportunities they need to build close-reading and analytical-writing skills. The presentations will look at how teachers can support in-depth literacy instruction through the Common Core State Standards and how students' engagement in reading and writing activities can boost self-efficacy and achievement.

Choose one of these vital webinars for just $49, or select all three and pay only $129. You will also get a certificate of completion and 3 months of on-demand access.


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Boosting Authentic Literacy Through Common-Core Instructional Shifts

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Instructional expert and former school administrator Mike Schmoker has long been an influential proponent of authentic literacy in the classroom, emphasizing the value of giving students greater opportunities for close engagement with real texts and purposeful writing. He believes that the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts, if interpreted wisely, could give teachers a chance to instill this kind of intensive literacy instruction in schools.

Schmoker will discuss the three instructional shifts inherent in the common standards and demonstrate how teachers across subject areas can use them to transform literacy lessons and unit planning in ways that he believes will dramatically boost students' capabilities. Schmoker will also address what he sees as potential pitfalls of the common standards—areas that could easily divert educators' attention from the "essence of authentic literacy."


Expert Presenter:

Mike Schmoker, a former administrator, English teacher, and football coach, is the author of the bestselling education books Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning and Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning. He is a featured author for ASCD's Master Class DVD series and the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher


Core Considerations: Building Effective Literacy Lessons Around Inquiry and Nonfiction Texts

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Language arts teachers in 46 states are digging into the Common Core State Standards, trying to figure out how to create "teachable" lessons that meet new criteria for in-depth literacy instruction. Jim Burke, English teacher and author of The Common Core Companion, has done much of this difficult work already—and he has a range of what-works advice to offer.

Burke will explain how teachers can develop successful lessons and units around the English/language arts common standards through sustained inquiry into a single topic. He will demonstrate how to teach close reading, critical thinking, and argument writing using a primary nonfiction book and supplemental readings. Participants will analyze a sample unit from Burke's class and discuss ways to apply the methods to their own teaching.


Expert Presenter:

A widely known speaker and writer, Jim Burke has been an English teacher at Burlingame High School in California since 1992. He is the author of more than 20 books, including The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded and The English Teacher’s Companion: A Complete Guide to Classroom, Curriculum, and the Profession. Burke received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the California Association of Teachers of English, and he currently serves on advisory committees for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and the College Board/Advanced Placement program. His website is English Companion.


Moderator:
Liana Heitin, assistant editor, Education Week


Cultivating Deep Reading Skills and Habits in Students

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Celebrated teacher and author Donalyn Miller subscribes to a simple dictum: Students who read more tend to perform better on assessments and have better career outcomes. But are schools today doing enough to cultivate independent-reading skills and habits in students? Miller—author of The Book Whisperer and the just-published Reading in the Wild—will discuss specific classroom and schoolwide strategies educators can use to build students' self-efficacy in reading and help them internalize strong literacy habits. She'll explain how giving kids opportunities and tools to read widely and deeply can help them gain competency and develop the close-reading skills they'll need in college and careers. Looking broadly at students' reading lives, she'll also address ways to bridge school- and home-reading environments.


Expert Presenter:

Language arts teacher Donalyn Miller has worked with a variety of upper-elementary and middle school students and currently teaches 5th grade in Fort Worth, Texas. She is the author of The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child and the recently published Reading in the Wild: The Book Whisperer’s Keys to Cultivating Lifelong Reading Habits, both from Jossey-Bass. She co-writes a regular column for Scholastic's Principal-to-Principal Newsletter. Her articles have appeared in Education Week Teacher, The Reading Teacher, Educational Leadership, and The Washington Post.


Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher



Three-Part Rebroadcast Series:
The Art of Classroom Management

Classroom management—the ability to create a purposeful and supportive learning environment—is a central element of effective teaching. Yet for many teachers, both new and experienced, it can be a daily struggle. This special professional-development webinar series aims to help. In it, a stellar lineup of educators—including Rafe Esquith and Doug Lemov—discuss their secrets for creating order and engagement in their classrooms and offer solutions for fine-tuning your own practices, as well as deepening your understanding of student behavior. Register today and discover how effective classroom management can boost your sense of professional satisfaction and empowerment.

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Improving Classroom Climate Through Social-Emotional Learning

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While structure and routines can make a learning environment more productive, the success of any management plan is also dependent on the relationships and overarching culture within the classroom. In this webinar, Kyle Miller, lead coach with the New Teacher Center, and Taiesha Durham, a veteran reading teacher, explain how the concepts and competencies of social-emotional learning can lay the foundation for an ideal learning environment. They discuss how you can build resilience, empathy, and other social-emotional competencies in your students by becoming more confident and consistent leaders. They also answer questions on the ways you can use social-emotional learning techniques to create a space in which students feel safe and empowered. Original Air Date: Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Kyle Miller, lead coach for the Chicago New Teacher Center, has authored and facilitated numerous professional development sessions on classroom management and social-emotional learning. He is in his 11th year working in the Chicago school district, in various capacities. His experiences include teaching 3rd, 7th, and 9th grades, working as a professional school counselor, and coaching new teachers.


Taiesha Durham began her career with the Chicago school district in 2007 and has worked with students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade. During her first two years as a teacher, she received mentoring from New Teacher Center coaches, including Kyle Miller. For the last several years, she has been a 1st and 2nd grade reading teacher, with a focus on preparing students for the Common Core State Standards. She has presented at an array of professional-development events on various topics, including balanced literacy, assessment administration, and classroom management.


Moderator:
Liana Heitin, associate editor, Education Week Teacher


‘Real Talk’ on Teaching With Rafe Esquith

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There's no use sugar-coating it: Whether you are a novice or seasoned veteran, teaching can be both demanding and discouraging. Disruptive students, stubborn parents, unsupportive administrators, seemingly senseless instructional mandates, demoralizing media coverage—all are part of the job. Even so, world-renowned educator and author Rafe Esquith believes that teachers can thrive in their classrooms and in their lives. In this webinar, Esquith—author of Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire and Real Talk for Real Teachers—discusses how you can create an atmosphere of consistency and energetic purpose in your classrooms that generates excitement about learning and encourages student independence. Drawing on his own experiences, he also offers advice on how teachers at any career stage can remain emotionally strong in the face of discouragement and frustration and continue to build relationships with students—which he says constitute "the most important data of all." Original Air Date: Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013


Expert Presenter:

Rafe Esquith has been teaching at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles for 28 years and is the author of Real Talk for Real Teachers: Advice for Teachers From Rookies to Veterans: ‘No Retreat, No Surrender!’ Esquith is the only teacher to have been awarded the president’s National Medal of Arts. His other honors and awards include the Compassion in Action Award from the Dalai Lama, the American Teacher Award, Oprah Winfrey’s Use Your Life Award, the Kennedy Center’s Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award, and People magazine’s Heroes Among Us Award. A widely known speaker, Esquith presented at the prestigious TED conference in 2012. His previous books include Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire and Lighting Their Fires.


Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher


Defining the Consequences: Student-Behavior Management With Doug Lemov

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Doug Lemov, author of the widely read Teach Like a Champion, has spent much of his career trying to figure out what makes great teachers great—and through his research, he’s determined that much of it comes down to the concrete techniques teachers use to manage their classrooms. In this webinar, Lemov, along with two math teachers from Troy Prep Middle School, describe how you can use consequences to positively shape student behavior. They discuss how to employ logical consequences in a timely and consistent manner. Lemov also shares the common mistakes made in behavior management and how you can improve your use of corrections to make the classroom a more productive place. Original Air Date: Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Doug Lemov is a managing director of Uncommon Schools, Taxonomy Project. He is the author of Teach Like a Champion, a nationally recognized study of high-performing urban teachers and their methods, and co-author of Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better. Prior to his work at Uncommon Schools, Lemov was the vice president for accountability at the State University of New York’s Charter Schools Institute and a founder and principal of the Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter School in Boston. He has also taught English in a variety of schools. He has degrees from Hamilton College, Indiana University, and the Harvard University Business School.


Bridget McElduff is a 5th grade math teacher, and Ana O'Neil, a 6th grade math teacher, at Troy Prep Middle School in New York. Troy Prep is part of the Uncommon Schools charter school network.


Moderator:
Liana Heitin, associate editor, Education Week Teacher



Three-Part Rebroadcast Series:
Common-Core Teaching: Broadening the Scope

While the Common Core State Standards specifically focus on mathematics and English/language arts, teachers of other subjects must also adjust their content and instruction to infuse the common core in their own classrooms. This professional-development series aims to tackle that periphery. For instance, how will the arts and cross-disciplinary writing play a role in implementing the common core? And how can educators help their English-language learners master advanced literacy demands? In this webinar series, educators, experts, and advocates share guidance on how schools can improve outcomes by integrating the common standards across a variety of teaching areas.


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Common Core State Standards: Literacy and English-Language Learners

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English-language learners are the fastest-growing group of students in U.S. schools, so as educators around the country begin putting the Common Core State Standards into classroom practice, what instructional strategies and supports will they need to bridge the gap between acquiring language and truly mastering academic content for ELLs? What tools do teachers need to ensure that ELLs meet the more sophisticated language and literacy demands in the new academic expectations? Expert guests in this webinar discuss how teachers across all grade levels and content areas can develop and support literacy and academic-language skills of ELLs in their classrooms, as well as the importance of selecting grade-level, complex texts across the subjects. They also highlight efforts to prepare teachers for supporting English-learners' success with the common standards in the 90,000-student Albuquerque school district, where nearly one-fifth of students are ELLs. (This will be a 90-minute webinar.) Original Air Date: Dec. 4, 2012


Expert Presenters:

Rebecca Blum-Martinez is professor of bilingual and ESL education at the University of New Mexico.
Lily Wong Fillmore is professor emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley.
Lynne Rosen is director of language and cultural equity at Albuquerque public schools in New Mexico.
Gabriela Uro is manager of English-language-learner policy and research with the Council of the Great City Schools.

 

Moderator:
Lesli A. Maxwell, staff writer, Education Week



Art and the Common Core

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As educators work to help students meet the demands of the Common Core State Standards in English/language arts and mathematics, many arts education advocates are making the case that the arts can be a valuable partner. For example, some teachers are seizing on works of art as “text” to be the subject of a close reading, much like a novel or essay, as called for in the new English standards. This webinar features two experts who discuss the potential of arts integration with the common core and provide practical examples of how to put the concept into practice. Original Air Date: Feb. 19, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Lynne Munson is president and executive director of Common Core.
Susan M. Riley is an expert in arts integration, curriculum innovation, and the resource development specialist at Anne Arundel County public schools in Maryland.

 

Moderator:
Erik Robelen, assistant editor,Education Week



Teaching Writing in the Common-Core Era

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The Common Core State Standards demand that teachers of all subjects teach literacy skills that are specific to their disciplines. They also expect students to prepare for the workplace by reading and writing about a wide variety of nonfiction texts. In this webinar, two experts who coach teachers in the field share the guidance they’ve developed for cross-disciplinary writing and for writing that builds workplace-relevant skills. Original Air Date: Jan. 29, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Cathy Fleischer is a professor of English at Eastern Michigan University and the co-director of the Eastern Michigan Writing Project.
Kathleen Yancey is a professor of English and director of the graduate program in rhetoric and composition at Florida State University.

 

Moderator:
Catherine Gewertz, assistant editor, Education Week




Four-Part Rebroadcast Series:
The Driven Classroom: New Strategies to Motivate and Engage Students

Six influential thought leaders in teaching and learning explore cutting-edge instructional practices and strategies designed to increase student engagement and learning potential. Attendees will come away with actionable plans for facilitating student self-direction, creating a clear sense of purpose in their instruction, and using creative sales techniques to "move" students to higher levels of achievement.


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Developing Intrinsic Motivation in Students

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Motivating students to engage fully with their schoolwork is a perennial challenge for educators. What’s more, many time-honored motivational tactics, such as offering incentives or rewards for specific outcomes, tend to produce only short-term effects—and sometimes backfire completely. This webinar provides teaching strategies to sustain students’ levels of interest and effort.


Our expert guests—teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo and principal Chris Wejr—will provide background and actionable strategies for creating conditions in classrooms and schools that inspire students to take greater ownership of their learning and futures. Among the topics they will address are relationship-building, collaborative learning, praise strategies, opportunity-based instruction, and meaningful communication of expectations. They'll also respond to viewers’ questions on specific challenges and problem-areas concerning motivation. Original Air Date: March 5, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Chris Wejr is principal of Kent Elementary School in British Columbia, Canada and a former math and science teacher. Under his leadership, Kent Elementary has moved away from awards, rewards, and honor rolls, and has seen increased achievement and a more positive school culture as a result. Wejr writes about student motivation and other education issues on his blog, The Wejr Board. Follow him on Twitter at @chriswejr.


Larry Ferlazzo is an award-winning English and social studies teacher at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, Calif. He is the author of Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges and the forthcoming sequel, Self-Driven Learning: Teaching Strategies for Student Motivation among other books. He writes the popular Websites of the Day Blog, as well as Education Week Teacher’s advice-column blog Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo. He is on Twitter at @LarryFerlazzo.



Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher



Intentional Teaching: Infusing Instruction With Purpose

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One of the most critical factors in effective teaching and learning is the establishment of a clear purpose, say teacher-authors Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey. By explaining what students will be learning and why, and by making that purpose relevant to students, teachers can increase motivation and attention.


In this webinar, Fisher and Frey—authors of The Purposeful Classroom: How to Structure Lessons with Learning Goals in Mind—will clarify the differences between an objective, which a teacher establishes for him or herself in lesson planning, and a purpose, which the teacher communicates to students. They'll offer strategies for crafting purposes that are neither too broad nor too narrow, but that appropriately guide student learning. And they'll discuss how intentional planning can lead students to take ownership of their learning and become better, more motivated critical thinkers. Original Air Date: March 20, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Douglas Fisher Ph.D. is a professor of educational leadership at San Diego State University and a teacher leader at Health Sciences High and Middle College. He is the recipient of an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award, the Farmer award for excellence in writing from the National Council of Teachers of English, as well as a Christa McAuliffe award for excellence in teacher education. He has published numerous articles on reading and literacy, differentiated instruction, and curriculum design as well as, among other books, Better Learning Through Structured Teaching and Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading.


Nancy Frey Ph.D. is a professor of literacy in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University and the recipient of the 2008 Early Career Achievement Award from the National Reading Conference. Nancy has published articles in The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, English Journal, Voices in the Middle, Middle School Journal, and Educational Leadership, as well as numerous books with co-author Douglas Fisher. Nancy is a credentialed special educator, reading specialist, and administrator in California, and teaches at Health Sciences High and Middle College.



Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher



Daniel Pink on How Teachers Can ‘Sell’ More to Students

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For many, the quintessential image of a salesperson is still that of a slick, pushy man in a suit. But these days nearly everyone, including teachers, is involved in selling—or "persuading, influencing, and convincing others," says author Daniel Pink. And in an Internet-fueled world where knowledge is readily available, sellers need new tactics.


In this webinar, Pink will offer strategic advice for educators from his book To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others. He'll explain what he calls the new ABC's of selling—attunement, buoyancy, and clarity—and how educators can use these tactics to "move" students. Drawing on a wealth of social science findings, Pink will also discuss the qualities of an effective salesperson, ways to make a message clearer, and the importance of understanding others' perspectives. Original Air Date: April 9, 2013


Expert Presenters:

Daniel H. Pink is the author of five books about cognitive science and the changing worlds of work and learning—including the long-running New York Times bestseller, A Whole New Mind, and the #1 New York Times bestseller, Drive. His latest book, To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Moving Others, offers a fresh look at the art and science of sales. Pink has provided analysis of business trends on CNN, CNBC, ABC, NPR, and other networks in the U.S. and abroad. He also lectures to corporations, associations, and universities around the world on economic transformation and the new workplace.


Pink served in the White House from 1995 to 1997 as chief speechwriter to Vice President Al Gore. He also worked as an aide to U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich and in other positions in politics and government. Pink lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and their three children.



Moderator:
Liana Heitin, associate editor, Education Week Teacher



Changing Mindsets, Motivating Students with Carol Dweck

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In this webinar, renowned psychologist Carol Dweck discusses how teachers can change the way they praise and challenge students to boost motivation and engagement. Through her intensive research, Dweck has found that students who believe intelligence is a fixed quality are more likely to avoid challenging tasks, while students who believe intelligence can be developed with effort tend to be more successful. She discusses some of the most common mistakes teachers make in trying to motivate students and details strategies for promoting a "growth mindset" rather than "fixed mindset" in the classroom. Original Air Date: Feb. 16, 2012


Expert Presenter:

Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., author of Mindset: The New Science of Success, is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Her research focuses on why students succeed and how to foster their success. She has held professorships at Columbia and Harvard Universities and has lectured and worked with schools and other organizations all over the world. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recently won the Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award from the American Psychological Association—the highest honor in psychology.



Moderator:
Anthony Rebora, managing editor, Education Week Teacher


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