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“Using Curriculum to Give Students Voice” – Dr. Diron Ford

“Using Curriculum to Give Students Voice” – Dr. Diron Ford

Wallace Ting | @TingWallace
July 4,  2020
Education News

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Dr. Diron Ford, the Assistant Principal at Woodside High School in Newport News, Virginia, meets with SchoolRubric Co-Founder Wallace Ting to discuss challenges and successes of the previous school year, upcoming school year considerations, racial tensions and unrest in the country, and previews an upcoming professional development webinar.

In addition to Dr. Ford’s role as an Assistant Principal, he also serves as adjunct faculty professor at Thomas Nelson Community College and the Program Coordinator for the Newport News Public Schools RISE! Male Empowerment Network.

  • 0:00 Welcome and Introductions
  • 0:31 Challenges and Success of Previous School Year
  • 2:12 Upcoming School Year Advice for Teachers
  • 3:45 Leadership-level Discussions for the Upcoming School Year
  • 5:43 Thoughts on Racial Injustice
  • 7:14 Engaging Students and Teachers in Constructive Yet Difficult Conversations
  • 10:03 Preview of Professional Development “Saving Our Boys”

Dr. Wallace Ting is originally from Dallas, Texas and began his career in education as a public school mathematics teacher in Texas and New York City (as part of the NYC Teaching Fellows program). He has also worked in international education for a total of 10 years as a Principal, Deputy Director, and Director in Guatemala, Colombia, and Nigeria. Currently, Dr. Ting resides in Orlando, Florida with his young son, Phillip and enjoys playing tennis, camping, and hiking.


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