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Union offers first teaching seminars of the year

JACKSON, Tenn.Jan. 26, 2001 – Union University's Department of Education will hold two student teacher seminars Thursday, Feb. 8 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. in the Blasingame Academic Complex.

Bill Hedspeth, professor of education at Union, will speak in BAC-44 on the topic of "Elementary Classroom Management." He will focus on classroom management techniques that have been found to be particularly effective at the elementary level. Hedspeth has many years of experience in teaching classroom management in addition to drawing from his own elementary teaching and administration experiences.

Chereyl Crossett, assistant professor of biology laboratories at Union, will speak in BAC-85 on the topic of "Secondary Classroom Management," and will present techniques that are effective at the middle and high school levels. Crossett, who pulls from her teaching experience in secondary science, will offer strategies that have worked in the classroom and which research has supported to be successful.

The seminars are free and open to any educators or those involved in the teaching profession. For more information, contact Union's Department of Education at (901) 661-5383.

Media contact: Sara B. Horn, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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