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2019 Conference

May 28–31, 2019

Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center, Framingham MA

MATSOL 2019 Conference Online Program

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Creating Community to Lower the Affective Filter

Thursday, May 30, 2019 at 8:30 AM–9:15 AM EDT add to calendar
Session Abstract

This session is geared toward middle/high school educators. We explore some of the best practices geared toward lowering the affective filter in order to create a community of learners. We will focus on how we use poetry to increase student participation, build a classroom culture, and encourage creative writing.

Session Type

Practice-Oriented Presentation (45 minutes)

Topic Strand

Co-Teaching and Collaborative Practices

Education Sector

PK-12 Education

PK-12 Focus
High School
Newcomer Programs


Mrs. Bethany Whinnem, Fairhaven High School
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Mrs Melissa Duarte, Fairhaven High School
Mrs. Whinnem, Fairhaven High School

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