Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Oklahoma Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (OASCD) is proud to host Ms. Annette Breaux of Thibodaux, Louisiana. A former curriculum coordinator and classroom teacher, Ms. Breaux now serves as the Teacher Induction Coordinator for Nicholls State University.
Annette Breaux is a firm believer in the major differences between successful and unsuccessful schools. Unsuccessful schools stress programs, spending millions of dollars in pursuit of "quick fixes" or the "fad of the year." Successful schools stress practices. They wisely invest in training, supporting, and retaining a faculty of competent, caring teachers who are committed to the success of every child.
Her down-south warmth, infectious humor, and ability to touch the hearts of educators invariably bring audiences to their feet. Teachers agree that they walk away from her presentations with user-friendly information, heartfelt inspiration, and a much needed reminder that they have truly chosen the most noble of all professions - teaching.
Annette's presentation is entitled "Student Achievement - A Result of Good Classroom Management"
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