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The Alabama Best Practices Center works to help teachers and administrators
develop the competence, commitment, and courage to do whatever it takes
to improve student learning.



Our A+ Board Members Try Out the Key Leaders Network Visioning Protocol!

Tables were turned when Cathy Gassenheimer introduced members of the A+ Education Partnership Board of Directors to a visioning protocol the Alabama Best Practices Center uses in our Key Leaders Networks. Our board members, accustomed to listening to reports and asking strategic questions, found themselves in the collaborative learning mode. And they liked it!

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How Can We Be Sure We’re Reaching Our “Quiet Kids”?

With half our population thought to be introverted to some degree, it’s important for educators to pay attention and adjust our lesson plans and teaching styles to better support our “quiet” kids, writes professed introvert and assistant principal DeAnna Miller. “Learning to help both extroverted and introverted students understand more about themselves and each other will only enhance our learning environments.”

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