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Local Jackson educators to speak at Union teaching seminars

JACKSON, Tenn.Feb. 13, 2001 – Two local Jackson educators will speak at this week's student teacher seminars sponsored by Union University's Department of Education Thursday, Feb. 15 from 3:30 to 4 p.m. in the Blasingame Academic Complex.

Joy Jackson, a retired educator who formerly taught second grade at Andrew Jackson Elementary School, will speak in BAC-44 on the topic of "Elementary Classroom Management." She will focus on classroom management techniques that have been found to be particularly effective at the elementary level.

Kenneth Newman, a former middle school instructional supervisor with the Jackson-Madison County Schools, 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. Newman currently serves as a part-time instructor for Union's Department of Education.

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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