Teach Students How Their Brains Work: How Executive Function, Self-Regulation and Mindset Can Help Them Learn
Speaker: Kathleen Kryza
We are at an exciting time in education when we understand so much more about how the brain learns. Kathleen shows you how to best share this valuable information with students so that they can learn and achieve more in your classroom.
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First Weeks of School: Best Practices for Teachers
Speaker: Mike Anderson
in the critical first weeks of school, teachers need a special set of practices to make a positive first impression and set the tone for the year ahead. Here’s how to get the new year off to a running start.
Get Surprising Results with Underachieving Students by Addressing Executive Function Deficits
Speaker: Margaret Searle
The importance of executive function is often overlooked when it comes to academic performance and behavior issues in the classroom. Discover how you can identify and address executive function deficits early on before discouraged and frustrated students develop major behavior problems.
Bring Out the Best in Your Adolescents: Use Developmental Psychology to Unlock the Learning Potential of Grades 6-10 Students
Speaker: Karen Hume
Early adolescence is second only to the first two years of life for growth spurts and dynamic change in all areas of a child’s development. Just as parents of toddlers need to be ever aware of developmental psychology to parent effectively, so do educators need a solid understanding of adolescence to effectively support their students during this rich learning time.
Improve Behavior, Increase Learning: How to Use RTI to Promote Positive Learning Behaviors in the Classroom
Speaker: Tom Hierck
Patient with your students when they have learning problems but not so much when they have behavior problems? Tom will convince you to approach behavior problems with many of the same tools you use to address learning problems.
RTI Strategies for Grades 6-12: How to Reach Your Struggling Students Earlier
Speaker: Susan Fitzell
Here are RTI strategies developed especially for the grade 6-12 level: How to identify students at risk for poor learning outcomes, top evidence-based interventions, how to monitor student progress and adjust the intensity and nature of interventions based on student response.
42-page excerpt from RTI book
How to Effectively Use Classroom Number Talks to Teach Fractions to Grades 3-7 Students
Speaker: Sherry Parrish
The top reason students struggle with fractions is that they must follow rules they don’t understand. If they want to add, subtract, divide or multiply fractions, they either can’t remember the right rule (e.g. to add fractions with a common denominator, just add the numerators, to add fractions without a common denominator...) or can’t apply the rule because they don’t yet understand what a fraction is.
Sherry shows you how to guide classroom conversations to increase understanding.Listen Now
Visual Teaching of Math Concepts
Speaker: Marian Small
Have you ever noticed how a simple pie chart can immediately turn your classroom into a group of fast learners? Our brains process visual information, the brain’s native language, much more efficiently than words and numbers. Here’s how to make greater use of visual information in your math classes to accelerate student learning.Listen Now
Guided Math for K-8: Help Your Students Move Ahead in Learning With Differentiated Small-Group Instruction and Workstations
Speaker: Laney Sammons
Your students don’t enter your math classes on a level playing field. Even if they all receive the same instruction from you, as the year progresses, the gaps among them will only widen. Here’s how to set up small-group instruction and workstations to support children with similar learning needs.Listen Now