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  • Wednesday
    18
    May

    New Teacher Chat

    May 18, 07:00 PM - 08:00 PM (ET)
    Have you ever wondered the secret is to all those teachers who seem to do their job effortlessly and well? Have you ever thought that achieving excellence in the classroom is far past your capacity? Do you… ...feel like you can’t be yourself as a first year teacher? ...worry that you will never manage your classroom effectively? ...believe that pursuing excellence is a nice thought, but you’re unsure how to do it? Learn first-hand from “MyPursuitofExcellence,” Daryl Williams, who will share sound advice about the struggles of being an educator and helpful tips on how to succeed in your career. Together we will laugh and learn, and be poured into by one of the field’s most inspiring voices. New teachers need to know how to pursue excellence in their careers in a realistic and manageable way, and Daryl is here to provide just this type of advice for KDP’s New Teachers! Join us as we hear from Daryl Williams, for a New Teacher Chat in pursuit of excellence, with an educator who lives, models, and shares excellence in everything he does! Join us on Wednesday, May 18 at 7:00 p.m. EDT as we hear from Daryl Williams, KDP's latest New Teacher Chat speaker. #newteacherchat

  • Tuesday
    24
    May

    Virtual Initiation Ceremony

    May 24, 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM (ET)
    If your chapter cannot host a local or virtual initiation ceremony, initiates can attend a National Virtual Initiation Ceremony. To register, you can login to MyKDP and select “Register for Virtual Initiation Ceremony” in the right-hand column.

  • Thursday
    26
    May

    Webinar: Nurturing a Culture of Caring in the Classroom

    May 26, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM (ET)
    Learning in a classroom setting is one common experience that most children have in our society, and teachers have a tremendous opportunity to model caring behaviors for students to emulate. Our presenter Dr. Qvarnstrom conducted a survey of more than 100 teachers, and she will discuss the positive student behaviors most commonly identified by those teachers for promoting a culture of caring. Participants in this webinar will learn: The top positive student behaviors identified by teachers in the survey Strategies for promoting positive behaviors in the classroom Integration of literature to promote positive behaviors Integration of simulations to promote positive behaviors References for building a culture of caring in the classroom About the Presenter Dr. Jeanne Qvarnstrom became a faculty member in the Education Department at Sul Ross State University in 2012, and she is currently an Associate Professor. In 2015, she was selected to be the Assistant Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness. Prior to Sul Ross State University, Dr. Qvarnstrom served as a public school teacher, school principal, and director of curriculum and assessment in school districts in Oregon, California, and Delaware , as well as curriculum coordinator in the San Diego County Office of Education. She earned her BS from Iowa State University, her MA from California State University, and her EdD from the University of the Pacific. Dr. Qvarnstrom’s scholarship interests are in school climate, student teacher preparation, and assessment.

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