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Education alumna Abraham giving back to newer teachers

School of Education alumna Jessica Abraham recently presented at the third annual WJCT TEACH conference in downtown Jacksonville.

Abraham, along with two UNF graduates, presented a panel discussion at the Oct. 4 event on “What I Wished My Professors Would Have Told Me,” which was geared toward pre-service interns and first-year teachers for professional development. The session covered the interview process, establishing effective classroom management and time management for teachers.

Abraham, a first-grade teacher at Louis Sheffield Elementary, completed her student teaching internship at Sheffield and is now in her third year. She said she enjoys sharing her experiences at various conferences, as well as working with college education students.

Dr. Steven Davis
Dr. Steven Davis

In addition, Dr. Steven Davis, Associate Professor of Education, reviewed the evolution of the JU graduate-level Action Resource projects over several years of the 5-year Elementary and Physical Education programs.

The presentation demonstrated how teaching Action Research methodology helps teachers working in public schools face unprecedented challenges helping K-12 students learn while managing increasing curricular and assessment demands.

The TEACH conference is a day meeting in which teachers can share ideas with fellow educators, learn new ways to engage students and empower themselves to further inspire others.