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Education forum tackles tough question: how to “Build A Better Teacher”

A guest signs in during Teacher Town's Building a Better Teacher forum.  The event was moderated by Chalkbeat TN.
A guest signs in during Teacher Town's Building a Better Teacher forum. The event was moderated by Chalkbeat TN.
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Teacher Town hosted a forum Monday night to discuss how to build better teachers in Memphis.

The event was moderated by Chalkbeat TN and also included a presentation from Chalkbeat’s co-founder and CEO Elizabeth Green. Green’s book, “Building a Better Teacher” explores the history of teacher training in America.

Local educators who participated in the panel discussion included Tonye McBride, Treadwell Middle principal, an iZone school; Yetta Lewis, chief academic officer for Gestalt Community Schools; Robin Henderson, director of Memphis Teacher Residency and Daniel DeShon, a teacher at Treadwell Middle.

Memphis Teacher Residency Director Robin Henderson shares how they prepare teachers to work in urban schools.
Memphis Teacher Residency Director Robin Henderson shares how they prepare teachers to work in urban schools
Tajuana Cheshier, Chalkbeat TN

Nearly 30 people attended the Monday’s forum.

This is one of several slides presented by Chalkbeat TN co-founder Elizabeth Green during Monday night’s forum about building better teachers in Memphis.
This is one of several slides presented by Chalkbeat TN co-founder Elizabeth Green during Monday night’s forum about building better teachers in Memphis.
Tajuana Cheshier/Chalkbeat TN

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A brief meet and greet was held before the forum started.
Tajuana Cheshier/Chalkbeat TN

During the Q & A portion of the forum, one attendee asked how schools share successful practices.
During the Q & A portion of the forum, one attendee asked how schools share successful practices.
Tajuana Cheshier/Chalkbeat TN

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