2019 Keynote Speaker:
Creating a Culture of Thinking Right from the Start: 10 things to say every day to your students…and why they matter.
From the first day of school we begin the process of growing a culture of thinking. We do this by marshaling each of the eight cultural forces (expectations, time, modeling, language, routines, interactions, opportunities and the physical environment) as we teach day-by-day, week-by-week, and month-by-month. While each force is important in building a strong and cohesive culture, our interactions with students early on are especially salient in setting the tone and building the relationships and trust we need for a productive year.
This keynote session will focus on important ways we interact with students to build a culture of thinking while exploring the skill-set and mindsets needed to use these tools most effectively. The end of the school year provides a perfect opportunity to reflect on how we have built a culture of thinking with our current students, learn from effective practices of others, and begin to prepare for the next school year.
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Welcoming Remarks: Scott Morrison, Superintendent of Tri-Town School Union
Scott Morrison is the Superintendent of the Tri-Town School Union, a PreK-6th grade school district serving the towns of Boxford, Middleton and Topsfield. As a former teacher, principal, and Director of Curriculum and Technology, Scott has spent over 25 years in the field of public education. Scott holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.Ed in Educational Leadership and recently received his doctoral degree at Northeastern University where he focused his research on Crisis Leadership.