Document: Closing the Empathy Gap: Creating an Equitable Learning Environment

The impact of Implicit Bias on educational outcomes has been well-documented. This presentation by Claudia Morrell, Senior Consultant at Morrell and Associates, discusses ways that Implicit Bias in our education system can be addressed by developing empathy in educators. Morrell proposes that equitable learning environments have three main components: 1) Inclusion; 2) Normalized; and, 3) Empowered. Learn more about this approach, the research behind it, and suggested areas for further research by exploring this presentation.  

Discussion: Dealing with Difficult Students

Managing difficult student behavior is exhausting. Expert in compassionate discipline, Grace Dearborn, provides words of wisdom. According to Dearborn, teachers lasting several years:

Discussion: Submitting a Successful Call for Proposal and Developing Conference Sessions

It's that time of year again! Conference planning and call for proposals are out for conferences across the country. The annual COABE conference has recently opened up their call for proposals, asking educators, administrators, coordinators, librarians, and intake staff members to share their best practices and ideas. Conferences are a wonderful way to share your expertise with peers. Have you ever considered submitting a proposal to a conference but hesitated? If so, why? Do you worry about presenting a conference session?

Discussion: ICYMI: September Discussions and Resources for EBPD

It's been a busy month with relevant discussions started, cross posted to the EBPD group, and user generated. I am highlighting a few of the resources shared and invite you to review the conversations and check out the resources and strategies discussed. 

  • We started our month discussing student resiliency. The wealth of ideas and resources in this conversation is worth checking out. Some of resoruces include: 

Event: Free Online Conference for Evidence Based Professional Development

The American Institute for Research (AIR) Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) is hosting a free, online conference October 24, 26, and 28th. However, registration is limited to the first 250 people. Registration closes on October 21, 2016. The conference provides diverse opportunities to build a variety of skills. 

Topics include: 

Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 1:00pm to Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Online

Event: FREE ONLINE Conference: Visualizing Information with Communication Science Tools

The American Institute for Research (AIR) Center on Knowledge Translation for Disability and Rehabilitation Research (KTDRR) is hosting a free, online conference October 24, 26, and 28th. However, registration is limited to the first 250 people. Registration closes on October 21, 2016. 

By participating in the conference, you will learn how to increase the use of evidence based research findings through knowledge translation activities. Below is the agenda for Monday, October 24th.  

Date: 
Monday, October 24, 2016 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Online

Discussion: Women in the Workforce

Several years ago, I read Sheryl Sandburg's book, Lean In. One of the most powerful comments I read was, “We are most effective when we are able to lean in fully to the resource of the other people in our lives.” If you haven't read the book, check out a brief synopsis. Sandburg's focus is on how women are challenged to move ahead in the workplace.

Discussion: Creating Conditions for Success

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