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Strengthening Classroom Management Skills

Service Overview

Weak classroom management skills cause many PreK-12 teachers to fail African American students academically, engage in unfair discipline practices, and push students into the prison pipeline.  This research-based, interactive workshop will equip participants with practical strategies that will strengthen their classroom management skills and improve their relations with African American students.


  • Effective strategies
  • Relationship-building
  • Interactive

What You'll Leave With

  • Relationship-building strategies
  • Strategies to identify unconscious fears and biases
  • Practical classroom management strategies

Dr. Gail L. Thompson is focused on helping to develop more racially equitable policies and programs within school districts. In her previous positions, Dr. Thompson has served as Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education at Fayetteville State University and board member on the African American Advisory Committee for the California State Board of Education. She has written six books and was awarded the “Distinguished Alumna Award” by Claremont Graduate University in 2009.

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