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AFT 6h
.: Let's educate our nearly 2 mil paraprofessionals, mostly african american, to become teachers
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AFT 6h
Replying to @urbaninstitute
.: stopping public service loan forgiveness is terrible for black teachers. Learn more
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AFT 6h
Replying to @AFTunion
Becky Pringle, @NEAUnion: unions provide training & support to retain black teachers, !
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AFT 6h
Standing room only, working on how to increase the number of & why it's important
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AFT 8h
At powerful discussion of equity in education, underscores commitment to stand elbow to elbow in the struggle
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AFT Sep 20
He, She, They: Understanding Gender Theory and Society in Classroom with AFT educators!
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AFT Sep 20
Signing off from & heading back to . Thanks for the , everyone! -mcr
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AFT Sep 20
Thank you, , for the chance to talk about effective mtgs. We are a team working together for our students.
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AFT Sep 20
A4 Parents have rights to disagree, ask questions, share your expertise about your child. Call with questions. We appreciate you!
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AFT Sep 20
A3 Maybe just as importantly, be a jargon interrupter. Ask to define acronyms. This will build shared understanding-including yours!
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AFT Sep 20
A3 Ask clarifying questions & be an active listener to others at the mtg. Know the role they play for your student-you are partners.
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AFT Sep 20
A3 Advice for new educators: Relax, introduce yourself, connect w/everyone there. You're a team w/the same goal: to help a student.
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AFT Sep 20
A3 First: Welcome! You are about to participate in a mtg that will improve the learning conditions of one of your students. You are valued.
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AFT Sep 20
A2 Important to recognize leadership role paraprofessionals can play in mtgs.They can offer input & share their role w/student.
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AFT Sep 20
A2 Also a great idea to discuss what implementation could look like outside of school, like goals at home or in activities.
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AFT Sep 20
A2 Take time to create a student-centered environment & share photos, discuss interests or reflections. Don't jump into paperwork.
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AFT Sep 20
Inclusion works in mtgs, too! It's no small thing to address family members correctly, using preferred names, pronouns, titles.
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AFT Sep 20
A1 Also, lack of timeliness. Consider multiple ways of communicating(email/text/call) to be respectful to family & adhere to laws.
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AFT Sep 20
Replying to @AFTunion
This must include language or accessibility accommodations that are determined prior to, not during the mtg.
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AFT Sep 20
A1 Poor communication: families needs must be incorporated into the discussion prior/during/after the meeting.
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