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Why Are We Still Doing That? Changing Practices That Undermine Learning

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Have you ever noticed how certain teaching practices refuse to go away, even after being discredited because they are ineffective or potentially harmful? In this webinar, Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele will present various educational practices that persist despite
a lack of credible support for their use. They’ll present the problems associated with these teaching practices and then identify healthy and positive alternatives and strategies that can help educators reach their intended goals in a way that supports student achievement and well-being.

About the presenter

Pérsida Himmele is an associate professor at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. She has served as an elementary and middle school teacher, a district administrator, an English language learner program consultant, and a public speaker on issues related to student engagement and teaching in diverse classrooms.

She has lived, taught, and studied in New York, California, and Pennsylvania, becoming actively involved in advocating for the passage of educational policies and funding formulas for the betterment of urban schools and English language learners.

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Why Are We Still Doing That? Positive Alternatives to Problematic Teaching Practices

Old habits die hard, particularly when they are part of the unexamined norms of schooling. In Why Are We Still Doing That?, the best-selling authors of Total Participation Techniques lead a teacher-positive, empathetic inquiry into 16 common educational practices that can undermine student learning:

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