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New Teachers: Surviving the Schedule

Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Presented by Dr. Elizabeth A. Potts, Assistant Professor; and Dr. Lori A. Howard, Associate Professor

Sponsored by Brookes Publishing



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New teachers are inundated with demands on their time. This edWebinar will provide practical tips for balancing the demands on your time before and after school and during planning. Learn how to organize time for easy communication with paraprofessionals, general educators, co-teachers, administrators, and parents. Learn what time wasters to avoid so that you can focus and prioritize what must be done when. Know when an investment of time upfront can save you time later and when a just-in-time approach may be OK. Attendees will walk away with solid ideas, including:

  • Using technology to prompt timely conversations
  • Using master schedules to avoid missing important deadlines
  • Scheduling necessary conversations and your own planning time
  • Self-evaluating and adjusting the plan as necessary
  • Collecting materials and ideas that work so that you can begin planning for next year
  • Remembering why you chose teaching in the first place

This edWebinar will be of interest to K-12 teachers. There will be time to get your questions answered at the end of the presentation.


About the Presenters

Dr. Elizabeth A. Potts earned a Bachelor of Science degree in liberal studies and a master’s degree in education, with an emphasis in special education, from Longwood College in Virginia. She earned a doctoral degree with an emphasis on mild disabilities from the University of Virginia and has spent time as faculty at the University of Virginia, Marshall University, and now Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph, Missouri. Her research interests include providing practical information for special educators, helping them do their jobs better.


Lori A. Howard, Ph.D. began her career in special education working with deaf and hearing-impaired students. Subsequently, she earned a doctoral degree from the University of Virginia in educational psychology. Currently, she is an associate professor of Special Education at Marshall University where she has received the Pickens-Queen Excellence in Teaching award (2015) and a Hedrick Program Award for Teaching Innovation (2019). She is a team member for the MU ACCESS project focused on using technology to increase accessibility (electronic and physical) for all people. Her current interests are including students with disabilities into math and science, co-teaching, and inclusion of people with disabilities into society focusing on employment.



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The edWebinar recording will be posted to this page the day after the presentation.

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