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Academic Achievement & School Leadership

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Brief Program Description

So many of the kids we identify as “at risk” have learning preferences and needs that may not be an ideal match for the way they are being taught or how they are expected to learn. For adults whose learning styles are somewhat more traditional, it can be hard to understand kids who actually learn and perform better when their preferences look very different from our own. Trying to force kids into a picture of learning or attending that is unnatural for them can create stress for them, result in behaviors that create stress for us, and ultimately interfere with the very goals of learning and achievement we claim to want! This program will explore a number of ways individuals learn, offering dozens of practical strategies for accommodating a variety of learner preferences, and examining at ways to teach students to take responsibility for their own learning needs—without creating problems for anyone else. Great ideas for adults working with non-traditional learners.

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Biographical Sketch

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jane Bluestein, Speaker/Consultant, Instructional Support Services, Inc., Albuquerque, NM

Dr. Bluestein specializes in programs and resources geared to provide practical and meaningful information, training and hope in areas related to relationship building, effective instruction and guidance, and personal development. Much of her work focuses on interactions between adults and children, especially children at risk. Her down-to-earth speaking style, practicality, sense of humor, and numerous stories and examples make her ideas clear and accessible to her audiences.

Keyword Descriptors

Non-traditional learners

Presentation Year

2015

Start Date

3-4-2015 9:45 AM

End Date

3-4-2015 11:00 AM

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Mar 4th, 9:45 AM Mar 4th, 11:00 AM

"My Brain Doesn't Work Like That" Creating Success with Non-Traditional (and Traditional) Learners by Accommodating Learning

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So many of the kids we identify as “at risk” have learning preferences and needs that may not be an ideal match for the way they are being taught or how they are expected to learn. For adults whose learning styles are somewhat more traditional, it can be hard to understand kids who actually learn and perform better when their preferences look very different from our own. Trying to force kids into a picture of learning or attending that is unnatural for them can create stress for them, result in behaviors that create stress for us, and ultimately interfere with the very goals of learning and achievement we claim to want! This program will explore a number of ways individuals learn, offering dozens of practical strategies for accommodating a variety of learner preferences, and examining at ways to teach students to take responsibility for their own learning needs—without creating problems for anyone else. Great ideas for adults working with non-traditional learners.