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JBSA New Faculty Conference

Each August, Eaglebrook hosts the Junior Boarding School Association (JBSA) New Faculty Conference. 

The 2020 conference will take place on Thursday, August 27. The cost per person is $150. If you are interested in attending the conference, please register here or contact Melissa Rudder at mrudder@eaglebrook.org or (413) 774-9249. 


8:30 a.m.  -  9:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee 

9:00 a.m - 9:50 a.m.  Keynote Address 

10:00 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. Session One 

11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. Session Two 

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Lunch 

1:00 p.m. -  1:50 p.m. Session Three

2:00 p.m. -  2:50 p.m. Session Four

3:00 p.m. -  3:30 p.m. Questions, Reflections, and Feedback 

2019 Sessions

Names of sessions held during the 2019 conference are below.

Keynote: Brooklyn Raney "Making the Most of the Moments"

Breakout Sessions: 
  • Approaches to Planning: Lessons, Units and Year
  • Words Matter: How the Words We Choose and the Way We Say Them Affects Our Students
  • Many Trusted Adults: Connecting With Colleagues to Best Serve Our Students
  • The Faraway Journey: How to Care For Our Families from China (and/or Asia) and Why
  • Happiness: Yours, Theirs, Ours
  • # Library
  • Maintaining Boundaries: Protecting Youth and You
  • The Value of Values
  • Defining Your Coaching Philosophy Within The Boarding School Environment
  • Bridging the Gap: Where International Students are Coming From, What Their Parents Expect and How Faculty Can Be Culturally Aware
  • Online Radicalization in the Age of Internet Research
  • Dormitory Life: A Community & A Home
  • Coaching Like a Master Teacher
  • Being Your Best Self as You Build Bridges for Learning and Growth
  • ABC's of Classroom Tech Tools
  • Growing Your Professional Learning Network
  • Increasing Joy at Work, When Work is Home
  • Sprinting Into Coaching

2018 New Faculty Conference