Below are some of the presentations and workshops that I have put together and delivered. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about these. If you click on the picture of the title of the workshop it will take you a page that further explains the presentation/workshop.
Barriers to learning and participation can be created, even by those with the best of intentions. They can be embedded in teaching methods, learning materials, assessment processes, options for expression, and even in the physical and social environments themselves.
To reduce barriers to learning, we must recognize that no single method can reach all learners. Multiple pathways to achieving learning goals are needed. In this session we will examine the barriers to learning that may exist and present a variety of approaches, tools, and strategies for creating more flexible curriculum and environments that will support a wider diversity of learners.
This session is about deign. It is about creating learning environments that are designed to be accessible to a greater range of learners. Designing for diversity enables educators to individualize learning more quickly and easily when necessary.
Recent advances in developmental neuroscience are dramatically altering attitudes towards the possibility of maximizing the educational potential of every child. Scientists now understand that the better children can self-regulate, the better they can rise to the challenge of mastering ever more complex skills and concepts. But what exactly is self-regulation, how does it develop, why do some children struggle with it, and what can schools do to enhance its development?
Using the Shanker Self-Reg framework this presentation will provide an introduction to Self-Reg and discuss:
- the impact of an excessive stress load on energy, mood and behaviour
- the limbic system and the brain
- the five domains of Self-Reg: biological, emotion, cognitive, social and pro-social
- the difference between self-regulation and self-control
- individual differences in stress reactivity, including differences between stress behaviour and misbehaviour
- what you can do to enhance other's self-regulation