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Duration: 1 hour 9 minutes
Sonia Nieto on rethinking professional development:
I think we need to rethink professional development and change the culture of teacher preparation. We need to shift it from a focus on what and how to questions of why…. This means teaching prospective teachers and practicing teachers more about the students they teach. They need to know who their students are, and often they don’t know about them. We need to be serious about recruiting a more diverse teaching force, because the more diverse the teaching force, the more voices get heard in these conversations.