Unfortunately, with our present accountability system that focuses on numbers more than social-emotional learning, conferences are at risk of focusing more on what children can't do rather than what they can. Flipping the conference can lead to a more positive outcome.
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October 26, 2013
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October 19, 2013
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October 16, 2013
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October 10, 2013
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September 29, 2013
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September 07, 2013
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August 01, 2013
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