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AASSA Connect Workshop: Pillars of Joy in the Classroom

Join Shauna Hobbs-Beckley in Pillars of Joy in the Classroom

Workshop Date: March 10, 2021

Meeting Time: 5:00-6:15pm EDT

Audience: K-12 Educators

Free for AASSA Members! Register Today!


Workshop overview:

What is the nature of joy and how do you develop that in the classroom?  Based on The Book of Joy and the teachings of the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu, this series will explore some of the pillars of joy and how you can apply them in the classroom.  The first in the series will explore the idea of joy and how to foster joy within your students.  What are some ways to support students to overcome obstacles to joy such as anger and fear?


Shauna Hobbs-Beckley | Workshop Facilitator

Shauna is currently the Director of Analytics, Innovation, and Research at Graded, The American School of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Brazil.  Prior to 2018,  she was Director of Teaching and Learning at Graded.  She has been a school administrator across the US and internationally for the past 20 years.  Her experience includes leading professional development, principal coaching, curriculum design, materials adoption, student supports and grant-funded initiatives.  In addition to the Director of Teaching and Learning, she has served as Executive Director of Curriculum, Assessment & Instruction of Seattle Public Schools from 2013-2016. Previously, she led preschool and elementary principals and staff in their professional work as PK-5 Instructional Services Director for City Schools of Decatur, Georgia, from 2007 to 2010. Shauna also has served as a principal in Washington, Georgia and Tennessee. Her training includes Stanford University, LGBTQ Executive Leadership, National School Reform Critical Friends, Carnegie Institute, Continuous Improvement, Solution Tree, Professional Learning Communities, Georgia Institute for School Improvement, Principal Coaching, Cognitive Coaching.  She has an Ed.S. from Walden University and an M.I.T. and B.A. from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington.


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