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Kathryn Fishman-Weaver

Director of Academic Affairs and Engagement, Mizzou K–12

Kathryn Fishman-Weaver, PhD, has a group of exceptional public-school students from Oakland, California to thank for teaching her how to be a teacher. These lessons have informed her work in special education, gifted education, language arts, and school administration.

Kathryn writes and presents frequently on student support, leadership, and differentiated approaches to learning. She is the author of three books: Wholehearted Teaching of Gifted Young Women (2018), When Your Child Learns Differently (2019), and Brain-Based Learning with Gifted Students (forthcoming 2020).

Kathryn currently serves as the Director of Academic Affairs and Engagement for Mizzou Academy, a global school district housed in the University of Missouri’s College of Education. In addition to serving as a school administrator, Kathryn also coordinates an undergraduate course on culturally responsive teaching.
 

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  • Special Education

    6 Ways to Transition IEP Goals to Remote Learning

    During the Covid-19 pandemic, meeting IEP goals can be a challenge. We offer ways to help.
  • Education Equity

    How to Audit Your Classroom Library for Diversity

    A bingo card can tell teachers a lot about the people and genres that are represented in their class library—and the ones that are missing.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    How Creating Visual Art Contributes to SEL

    A teacher-student research project looked at how social and emotional learning was enhanced when students spent time making art.
  • School Leadership

    Practicing Community-Based Leadership

    Six strategies administrators can use to encourage everyone from students on up to be leaders in their schools and districts.

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