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Together: Cathy and Kisha Reflect on the Healing Power of Human Connection

In a time of social isolation and feelings of loneliness among many children and adults, ABPC’s Cathy Gassenheimer and education consultant Dr. Kisha Tolbert Simmons discovered they were both reading an insightful book: Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World, by Vivek Murthy, MD, the 19th U.S. Surgeon General. They’ve teamed up to share their reflections in this joint blog post.

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Great Summer Learning at the 2020 CLAS Convention @Home

Summer is a great time for professional learning, even in a pandemic, as Stoney Beavers found out during last week’s CLAS 2020 Convention @Home. He loved the dress code (Zoom Casual), managed to find the venue (“Your couch”), and fully appreciated the agenda, filled with insightful and thought-provoking speakers – including John Hattie, George Couros, Regina Louise, Hamish Brewer and an impressive array of Alabama school leaders. Read his reflections here.

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