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About the Presenter
Lisa Dabbs has worked in the education industry for over 20 years. She has served as an elementary school principal, a federal programs project director, an English language arts consultant, and an adjunct professor.
Currently, Dabbs is an educational coach and consultant. Her passion is supporting new teachers.
Dabbs is the originator of New Teacher Chat, a weekly chat for new teachers on Twitter. She is also the facilitator for the New Teacher Connections group on edutopia.org.
Recorded June 14, 2011
The first years of practice for teachers can be filled with great hope and exhilaration, as well as fatigue and anxiety. Without adequate support, new teachers often struggle through their early days, months, and years in the classroom. Beginning teachers need access to support so that they can be empowered to use strategies to help them not just survive, but also thrive in the classroom.
By providing some simple tools to new teachers, we can guide them to be more successful as they begin work to create quality 21st century learner–centered classrooms. This webinar will present a new teacher tool kit that new teachers can easily use as they begin their first years of instructional focus in the classroom.
Drawing on simple, research-based ideas that are widely known, we will examine five basic tools that will lay the foundation for further growth and learning. We will pay particular attention to the emerging role that social media groups and global connections can play in supporting new teachers.
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