Lab School

AFT Higher Education members are preparing the teachers of tomorrow through collaboration with a lab school at Rhode Island College.

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Secretary-Treasurer Loretta Johnson of the National Level of the American Federation of Teachers visited and toured Henry Barnard School on August 31, 2017. Secretary-Treasurer Johnson’s tour and visit included a visit to Dr. Capraro’s Second Grade classroom where she read to students. It also included a question and answer sit down meeting with HBS Administration regarding the Laboratory School environment and how teacher candidates’ experiences at the Lab School are a major part of their experiential learning that is so vital to their growth as aspiring educators. In a thank you letter to the school from Secretary-Treasurer Johnson, she writes,

“I wish every educator could experience the collaborative and enriching environment built by your team. The students are the winners in this effort. We as a union have to do more to raise the awareness of the important research outcomes from lab schools that enhance the work of all educators.”