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Teacher lead network     

TNTP coaches work one-on-one with 30 of our Teachers of the Year over the course of one year. FTLN members focus on setting goals to improve their instructional practice and also to learn how to mentor a colleague. 


Leading from the classroom

Jessica Solano and Christie Bassett share the creation of their mentoring program Leading from the Classroom. They will dive into the goals, application process, selection of materials, coaching skills, and the benefits of teacher driven PD.

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Socratic Seminars             

Learn how to incorporate Socratic Seminars, student led discussions, based on text, into any grade-level with Robin Diedrichs and Dana Kelly.  They will address the structure and format, benefits to students, and how to implement in your classroom. 



University of Michigan Men's Basketball

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Steven Sanders

2014 Fishman Prize for Superlative Classroom Practice Winner

Steven is passionate about teaching the next generation that anything is possible with dedication and hard work, a message he shared for 7 years as a band director and advisor at UIC College Prep on the west side of Chicago. As a recent settler in New Orleans, he seeks to continue his educational goal by assisting schools in providing productive learning minutes for every student - 100% of the time. 

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