Beyond Day One: The Importance of the First Week of School

August 6, 2019
The Importance of the First Week of School
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Beyond Day One: The Importance of the First Week of School

Join us as we explore Facing History’s Back-to-School Toolkit. This new resource is designed to help social studies teachers establish a reflective and courageous classroom community where students learn to exchange ideas and listen respectfully to each other. The toolkit is designed for U.S. history classrooms but can easily be adapted for other history/social studies courses. 


During this webinar, we will:

  • Consider the role that teacher mindset plays in developing a reflective and courageous classroom community from the beginning of the school year 

  • Discuss Facing History’s unique approach that incorporates not only historical knowledge but also the social-emotional, ethical reasoning, and civic reasoning skills that are essential for a more humane and informed citizenry

  • Explore the social-emotional learning competencies and pedagogical moves that are the foundation of the lessons in the Facing History Back-to-School Toolkit 


This webinar is from 3:00–4:00 PM ET. If this time does not work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll send you the recording of the webinar.

About the Presenter: 

Daniel Braunfeld is the Associate Program Director for Special Projects at Facing History and Ourselves, with a focus on partnerships, strategic thinking and program delivery. Prior to joining Facing History, Daniel taught high school history and humanities, and served as an advisor and teacher-leader for eight years in New York City, Santa Monica and Boston.  Daniel has written and consulted on curriculum projects for the GRAMMY Museum, ITVS, and PBS and his work was profiled in Pathways to Teacher Leadership: Emerging Models, Changing Roles.  Daniel received his M.S.Ed in Leadership for Educational Change from the Bank Street College of Education and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University with a major in history and a minor in education.
August 6, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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