Dr. Beverly Cross to discuss building trusting relationships with students from diverse backgrounds, Fri., Sept. 9

Dr. Beverly Cross will present on “Building Effective Tutor/Student Relationships” a discussion on how to build trusting relationships with students from diverse backgrounds on Friday, September 9 from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Dr. Cross is the Lillian and Morrie Moss Chair of Excellence in Urban Education at the University of Memphis. She is nationally recognized for her teaching, research, scholarship and service. Dr. Cross has conducted research in urban education, multicultural and anti-racist education. She writes frequently on issues of race, class, and culture in urban schools.

Dr. Beverly Cross

Dr. Beverly Cross

Using a multi-media approach, Dr. Cross will share a powerful example of one teacher’s journey through establishing trusting relationships with his students. Participants will be led through a lively discussion of current research about why schools fail and how community volunteers play a vital role in their success. Attendees will receive a wealth of practical resources that can be used at their worksites.

Space for the presentation is limited. To reserve your attendance, please contact Marilyn Rabinowitz at mrabinowitz@literacymidsouth.org. You can also call 901-327-6000 ext. 1009.

The session is part of the Advanced Tutor Training Brown Bag Lunch series (bring your own lunch, beverage and dessert will be provided) at Memphis City Schools Teaching & Learning Academy.

The Memphis City Schools Teaching and Learning Academy is located at 2485 Union Avenue. The  event will be held in the academy’s multi-purpose room. The program is presented by Literacy Mid-South, Memphis City Schools and United Way of the Mid-South.

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