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'Behind the Blue': Kim White On Training Teachers of the Future

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2021) — Kimberly White is in her seventh year as a faculty member in the University of Kentucky College of Education’s Department of Curriculum and Instruction. As teachers in training, students at the college learn the content they will teach, in addition to how to manage a classroom.

White, who is an associate clinical professor of elementary education at UK, has authored a new textbook tailored to match the structure and content of the classroom management course she teaches for future elementary teachers.

In this edition of the "Behind the Blue" podcast, Carl Nathe talks with White about her career as an educator, how she came to be part of the UK family, and what led to this new book which is expected to be widely used in college and university teacher training programs across the country.

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