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Bonus: Summit: Connecting with Students for Greater Well-Being w/ Monte Syrie

Join Monte Syrie - a proponent of student relationships who operates a daily educational reflective blog at Monte serves as an adjunct professor of education at Eastern Washington University, and as a high school English teacher and department chair at Cheney High School in Cheney, Washington.

In this interactive discussion, we will discuss connecting and relating with students to improve well-being, both from a resource and systemic perspective.

Participants will be posed with these questions, but the conversation will take us on a journey of its own:

What are some practices or systems that get in the way of connecting, or are disconnecting, students and educators?

How can we foster a class/school culture where students listen, learn, and support one another?

How can we systemically change our class/school to support learners and their social/emotional well-being?

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101: Imagining Education Outside Capitalism w/ Dr. Nick Stock

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