Snapshot: 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–physical, social, emotional, moral and cognitive. Just as parents of toddlers need to be ever aware of developmental psychology to parent effectively, so do educators of early adolescents need a solid understanding of their students in order to support them in learning during this rich learning time.
In this webinar, early adolescence expert Karen Hume will enrich and deepen your understanding of this developmental stage and provide you with fresh ideas, strategies and insights for engaging and motivating your grades 6-10 students. Karen will connect the latest information from brain research and 21st century learning organizations to give you a wide variety of instructional and assessment strategies that you can bring to your classroom the next day.
Some of the practical strategies you will learn about during the webinar:
- Differentiating instruction using structures such as learning stations, cubing and tiered assignments
- Building a powerful classroom community
- Creating meaningful hands-on activities for your kinesthetic learners
- Ensuring that all students are participating in partner and small-group activities
- Structuring manageable and meaningful choices for all learners
- Engaging students through creative and challenging activities
- Planning learning goals and success criteria