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Gail L. Thompson

Thompson, Gail

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Fayetteville State University’s Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, has written six books, journal articles, and given numerous media interviews. She conducts professional development workshops at schools and conferences nationwide.

Areas of expertise
  • Equity
  • Diversity
  • Teaching Methods
  • Cultural Competence
  • Yes, You Can
  • African-American Boys


  • The Winning Formula for Educating African American Students: Through an examination of case studies and the groundbreaking “Mindset Study,” participants will discover the role that negative beliefs play in the quality of instruction and treatment that African American K-12 students often receive. Furthermore, in order to improve the schooling experiences of African American students, participants will learn numerous strategies. The recommended readings and homework assignments will enable participants to continue to grow professionally after the session has ended.
  • You Can’t Be Scared and Be Effective: How to Strengthen Your Classroom Management Skills: Weak classroom management skills can cause many K-12 teachers to engage in unfair discipline practices and fail capable students. This session will equip participants with research-based strategies that will strengthen their classroom management skills and thereby help