Bring Out the Best in Your Adolescents: Use Developmental Psychology to Unlock the Learning Potential of Grades 6-10 Students


Speaker: Karen Hume


SKU: 145-13

Webinar Description

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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.

Webinar Topics:

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


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About the Speaker

Karen Hume

Karen Hume is the author of 6 professional books for teachers and administrators and 4 literacy programs for adolescents. In her more than 30 years in education, Karen has been a teacher, administrator, system leader, author, keynote speaker, and workshop leader. She holds an MEd in curriculum and teacher development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. Karen is on the editorial board of the Canadian Journal of Action Research. She also is the recipient of three ‘Teacher of the Year’ awards.  Her books include Supporting and Sustaining Differentiated Instruction:  An Administrator’s Guide,  Evidence to Action, 50 Tools and Techniques for Classroom Assessment, Tuned Out: Engaging the 21st Century Learner,  The Evidence-Based School: An Administrator’s Guide and Start Where They Are:  Differentiating for Success with the Young Adolescent.

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