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Building Educator Relationships: They Make a Difference

Monday, April 15, 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Building Educator Relationships: They Make a Difference

Presented by Opal Davis Dawson, Faculty, ASCD

Sponsored by ASCD

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It’s evident that relationships have always been at the core of education, but the journey has sometimes been challenging. How can we construct authentic, inclusive, and purposeful relationships, ensuring that all parties strategically choose to cooperate for a shared outcome? What will enable us to actively listen, ask for, and provide feedback in a mutually beneficial way?

Viewers of this session enhance their knowledge, skills, and tools to:

  • Establish structures for ongoing collaboration and professional growth
  • Identify strategies for empowering adults to connect personally, engage in meaningful interactions, and share appreciations and reflections

This recorded edWebinar is of interest to PreK-12 teachers, librarians, school leaders, school counselors, support staff, and paraprofessionals.

Opal Davis Dawson

About the Presenter

Opal Davis Dawson is an author, educational consultant, coach, and award-winning PreK–5 public Montessori school principal with nearly 30 years of experience in education. While principal, she led her school in the implementation of the Understanding by Design® framework, with a focus on early childhood and primary school. Also, during her tenure, Opal led her school’s implementation of professional learning communities (PLCs) to work collaboratively to improve teaching skills and the academic performance of students.

Opal has taught, led, and consulted in Title 1 and non-Title 1 schools, and her work spans small, large, urban, rural, and suburban districts. She supports school leaders, district leaders, and teachers nationally and internationally in planning and implementing improvement initiatives, capacity building, and supporting high academic achievement for diverse student populations and instructional best practices. Opal holds Master of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees in elementary education from the University of Louisville.

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