This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Teaching Live Online Discussion

A Seat at the Table: How Can We Help Students Feel Connected to School?

Wed., July 13, 2022, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Add to Calendar
Price: Free
SeatAtTable 840x570 (1)
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

Even the best educators have struggled over how to keep their students engaged. The pandemic only deepened the challenge: With students home for months on end during COVID, isolation and alienation became engrained in their academic experiences, in spite of teachers’ best efforts. What can educators do to help students find their way back?

Join host Peter DeWitt as he discusses how to help students recover their joy of learning with leadership researcher Russ Quaglia, veteran school leader Ron Myers, and science teacher Jonté Lee (aka “#TheKitchenChemist”).

Jonté Lee
Jonté Lee has been a STEM teacher in Washington public schools for eight years, having earned his license from Howard University’s alternative certification program, Ready To Teach. At the height of the pandemic, while his students watched online, Lee regularly turned his kitchen into a chemistry lab, earning him the moniker “The Kitchen Chemist.” His kitchen lab garnered the attention of Education Week, People Magazine, Good Morning America, and NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt. He was also featured on Amazon’s “Regular Heroes” and named one of ABC News Heroes in 2020.
Ron Myers
Ron Myers has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal in rural, suburban, and urban public schools in Oklahoma and Texas for nearly four decades. In August, he will assume a full-time teaching position as an assistant professor of professional practice at the College of Education at Texas Christian University in Ft. Worth.
Russ Quaglia
Russ Quaglia is a researcher who studies student voice and aspirations and provides professional development to educators on how to support student learning. He authored the “School Voices” suite of surveys, which has surveyed more than a million students worldwide on the conditions that impact self-worth, engagement, purpose, and voice. He has written several best-selling books, including Student Voice: The Instrument of Change and Engagement by Design, which he co-authored.
Peter DeWitt
Opinion Contributor, Education Week
A former K-5 public school principal turned author, presenter, and leadership coach, Peter DeWitt provides insights and advice for education leaders. He pens an opinion blog for Education Week, Finding Common Ground and is the host of A Seat at the Table.

For all webinars broadcast by Education Week after August 1, 2019, Certificates of Completion are available to all registered live attendees who attend 53 minutes or more of this webinar. Educators can download a PDF certificate verifying 1 hour of Professional Development credit. As with all professional development hours delivered, Education Week recommends each educator verify ahead of the webinar broadcast that the content will qualify for professional development in your school, district, county, or state with your supervisor, human resources professional, and/or principal or superintendent’s office.

Education Week maintains sole editorial control over the selection of the guests and content for this virtual event.

References to products or services in the course of this webinar do not constitute endorsements by Education Week or Editorial Projects in Education.

A transcript will be available for download from the resource list within five business days after the event.

Your e-mail address may be used to communicate with you about your registration, related products and services, and offers sent to you directly from sponsors. Use of your personal information is otherwise protected according to our privacy policy.


Jobs Virtual Career Fair for Teachers and K-12 Staff
Find teaching jobs and other jobs in K-12 education at the EdWeek Top School Jobs virtual career fair.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Teaching Webinar
Challenging the Stigma: Emotions and STEM
STEM isn't just equations and logic. Join this webinar and discover how emotions fuel innovation, creativity, & problem-solving in STEM!
Content provided by Project Lead The Way
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Professional Development Webinar
Leveraging Student Voice for Teacher Retention & Development
Join our webinar on using student feedback to improve teacher performance, retention & student achievement.
Content provided by Panorama Education