Germantown, Tennessee--July 26, 2018
Next week, as teachers return from the summer, the district will be teeming with professional development activities and guest speakers that aim to provide staff with new tools to begin another school year.
Riverdale School will be hosting a special guest speaker for its middle school teaching staff from the organization Facing History and Ourselves on Wednesday, August 1, at 9:30 a.m. Fostering a Reflective Classroom, as the session has been titled, will promote the use of ‘contracting’ in the classroom. Contracting is the process of openly discussing with students a teacher’s expectations about how classroom members will treat each other. It is a proven strategy for creating a reflective community in the classroom. For more information on the contracting strategy, click here