Scott Habeeb, Salem High School Principal and popular VaASCD conference keynoter, reflects on the importance of "aiming for the heart". If you had to choose, would you want to be remembered as a teacher who covered a lot of content, or as a teacher who changed someone's life? Hear more from Scott at our professional development institute on April 9; see our events link to register.
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This three-day institute is designed to help elementary and middle school principals support systemic high-quality mathematics learning throughout their schools. The Institute is co-sponsored by the Virginia Mathematics and Science Coalition, VASCD, VCTM, and the Virginia Department of Education. (These sessions are full for this semester)
Go Beyond the Content: Creating Inspirational Culture
April 9 in Richmond
Scott Habeeb, Principal, Salem High School
Just as teachers actively create engaging content lessons, they must also actively create an inspiring culture. Academic problems are rooted in what students believe about themselves and life more than in intellectual weakness. Learn practical ways to address student belief systems and inspire students in your classroom.