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Tuesday, March 23 • 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Caring for Ourselves and Our Students in Difficult Times

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In these challenging times, it’s important to attend to the socio-emotional needs of our students and ourselves. In this session, we provide strategies for dual language teachers to create a strong foundation by attending to their own self-care as well as the needs of their teaching partner. We then propose an approach to culturally sustaining classroom management to promote an affirming classroom environment for all learners. Implementing this approach jointly can strengthen relationships with students and reduce teachers’ professional stress.

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Elizabeth Howard

Professor, University of CT
Elizabeth R. Howard is an associate professor of bilingual education in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut, where she teaches graduate courses on linguistic and cultural diversity and conducts research focusing on dual language education, biliteracy development... Read More →
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Shera Simpson

Educational Consultant, Dual Language Connections
Shera Simpson holds a degree in early childhood education from Clemson University and has worked as a dual language educator for 8 years, primarily in kindergarten and first grade. As a teacher, her strengths include classroom management and organization, fostering a positive classroom... Read More →

Tuesday March 23, 2021 4:00pm - 4:40pm PDT
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