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to improve student learning.



Teacher Voices: Attending Summer Conferences Like ISTE Can “Reignite the Fire” for Teaching (Renee Dickerson, Pike Road)

This summer, ABPC Program Coordinator Emily Strickland has been asking teachers in  our statewide educator networks how they’re spending their summer break. We have one more contributor! Renee Dickerson is a third grade teacher (the “Community 3 Lead Learner”) at Pike Road Elementary School. Among other learning activities this summer, she attended the always amazing ISTE Annual Conference.

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Educator Teams Have Their Own Emotional Intelligence. Here’s Why It Matters!

Becoming more intentional about growing a team’s Emotional Intelligence supports us in the important work of teaching and learning, writes Dr. Beth Thompson, School Improvement Specialist for Blount County (AL) Schools. Thompson points readers to an insightful Edutopia article by Elena Aguilar and shares insights from her own experience as a coach and team leader.

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