Webinar Series with Larry Bell: Honoring & Supporting the Diversity of Our Students

KASA is partnering with Larry Bell to bring a video series in three 60-minute segments.

Webinar 1: Ensuring ALL Students Feel Welcome and Respected | August 12 | 3-4 p.m. ET/2-3 p.m. CT
•    Ten suggestions for schools to better support African American students
•    Strategies to give classroom teachers they can use to support ALL students
•    Eliminating five inadvertent actions of administrators that totally alienate black students
•    Proactive planning – developing an action plan to deal with protests or disruptions

Webinar 2: Reducing Cross-cultural Miscommunication Frictions | August 19 | 3-4 p.m. ET/2-3 p.m. CT

•    Social characteristics of African American students often misinterpreted as discipline problems
•    Using a language of unity – totally eliminating "code words" that divide!
•    What students mean when they say, "you are picking on me because I am black," and what to do about it.

Webinar 3 Removing Institutionalized "Systemic" Barriers for Students of Color | September 3 | 3-4 p.m. ET/2-3 p.m. CT
•    A dichotomy of communication – avoiding the potentially catastrophic consequences of the way referrals are written
•    Ten reasons African American parents do not want to come to the school, unless something is very wrong, and how to reverse that trend.
•    Keys to bonding with the African American community

Larry Bell’s passion is teaching. He taught for 15 years at Gar-field High School in Woodbridge, VA which is about 30 miles south of Washington D.C. Gar-field is a large and diverse high school which had over 3000 students and there Larry taught many of the most challenging students. Larry made it a personal goal to reach all of his students.

For the last 20+ years Larry has been working with teachers and administrators nationally and internationally.  He has helped educators significantly increase the achievement levels of students. He has also helped teachers improve discipline and classroom management. Larry provides ongoing guidance to numerous “Larry Bell schools and districts” nationwide. These schools and districts have institutionalized his strategies and methods with impressive results. Larry rekindles the joy of teaching in teachers and administrators. He helps educators remember why they became educators in the first place and inspires them to be their very best.