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2019 Virtual Conference: March 12-14 

Join 10,000 educators from around the world for AFT Share My Lesson's annual Virtual Conference March 12-14! You'll discover 30+ free, for-credit sessions filled with "use-right-now" strategies and tools for teachers, paraprofessionals and school-related personnel, parents and community members. For related resources, follow Share My Lesson Webinars on SML and @sharemylesson on Twitter.

At this year's Virtual Conference, we are offering 15+ webinars that span the curriculum. Choose professional development webinars that address topics in math, social studies, English language arts, science, the arts, literacy, standards and assessments. Follow conference presenters like EDSITEment! and Peekapak on SML.

Four Myths About Motivating Students

"The student is just not motivated." Have you heard that one before? It’s a myth. Motivating students, especially those who seem to constantly cause trouble, can be difficult. In this post, Barbara Blackburn explains four myths about motivation that, when dispelled, can help us better understand how to motivate students. For more ideas, follow Barbara Blackburn on Twitter and sign on for her upcoming Virtual Conference webinar Differentiating Instruction Without Lowering Rigor.

Mount Vernon: Remembering the Enslaved People Who Built America

In this video lesson, students meet a tour guide at George Washington's Mount Vernon estate who, as a distant relation of an enslaved person at the Virginia estate, offers his perspective about American history, slavery and the founding fathers. Then, have students explore the essential question: How might learning the history of slavery and the lives of enslaved people at Mount Vernon give a more complete picture of U.S. history and George Washington's life? For more current events resources, sign up for Virtual Conference sessions featuring PBS NewsHour Extra and George Washington's Mount Vernon on SML.