Unlock the Teacher
“You are the Difference”
for Birmingham Public School District’s
MLK Educational Training Conference
January 16, 2012
Unlock the Teacher was asked to present at Birmingham Public School District’s MLK Educational Training Conference. The district invited over thirty presenters to come in an speak on various topics. The entire educational staff for the district was then able to look at all presentations being offered, and choose two to add to their professional development plan.
I was happy to come in and share Best Practices, Anti-Bullying techniques and remind educators the very important responsibility and role we play in the life of a child. As Carol Buchner once said, “They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.”
As educators, we pass on wisdom/skills by modeling the expected behavior. Of course, all the wonderful educators knew the importance of these tips. However, sometimes even the most qualified and most dedicated teachers need reminders, and these teachers were positive and a joy to collaborate with today.
“A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank…but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.”
— Forest Witcraft
May we continue to seek knowledge in all things,