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Saving Our Boys: An Academic and Behavioral Perspective – Dr. Diron Ford

Saving Our Boys: An Academic and Behavioral Perspective – Dr. Diron Ford

Diron Ford | @dr_diron
September 15,  2020
Education News

Dr. Diron Ford, an Assistant Principal at Woodside High School in Newport News, Virginia, shares his perspective on “Saving Our Boys: An Academic and Behavioral Perspective”. Dr. Ford interweaves both his personal and professional experience as a father, student, mentor, and leader to provide three pathways to success. This presentation was recorded at SchoolRubric’s live professional development session held on August 29, 2020.

Link to presentation: http://bit.ly/SR-PD-DironFord

  • 0:00 SchoolRubric Introduction
  • 0:41 Greetings from Newport News, Virginia
  • 1:32 What’s your why?
  • 2:15 What young man do you want to work with this year?
  • 3:25 Glass half full
  • 4:25 Pathway #1: Build and sustain positive relationships
  • 6:29 Pathway #2: Set high expectations
  • 8:28 Active learning strategies
  • 9:26 Boys Read Too Summer Reading Program
  • 11:43 The road leading to my house
  • 12:28 My coach
  • 13:40 Contact Dr. Ford

Dr. Diron T. Ford is an Assistant Principal at Woodside High School located in Newport News, Virginia. In addition, to his administrative role, he also serves as the Executive Director of the Newport News Public Schools RISE! Male Empowerment Network. He has twenty-five years of experience as an educator with extensive research on educating and mentoring African-American males while conducting presentations at the local, state, and national level. Dr. Ford also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia.

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