Alpha Zeta Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International (DKG) met on Saturday, Sept. 18.
The meeting, which took place at St. Peter’s First Community Church, was opened at 8:30 a.m. by President Ann Ambler with 20 members present. Those members attending the meeting from Huntington County were Ann Ambler, Mary Sell, Carol Herzog, Jadean Barnes, Karen Kinney and Barb Buroker.
The chapter’s program, “The Most Important R In School Is School: Relationships” was presented by Adam Drummond. He stressed that no learning occurs without a relationship between the teacher and student. Teachers need to know their students’ interests so they can connect content and curriculum to them and make learning relevant. Spending five minutes every day in a one-on-one uninterrupted conversation with a child would add up to 900 minutes a year.
Drummond is from the International Center for Leadership in Education.
During committee reports, it was announced that current teachers should apply for Grants-In-Aid scholarships, and applications were handed out. Money may be used for projects in the classroom or for workshops.
Kinney wrote an article about how the chapter stayed together by communicating and calling each other during the pandemic. The article will hopefully be printed in the November issue of the DKG Collegial Magazine.
Members who have iPads or laptops are encouraged to bring them to the next meeting for a tutorial on how to record books for the Virtual Library.
Roxanne Thomas, the Indiana State Organization (ISO) Janet O’Neal Seminar for Personal Growth Chair, reported that the Leadership seminar will take place in Columbia City in November 2022.