Batteries NOT Included: How Teachers and Parents Can Motivate the Struggling Student

Location: Woodlynde School
Literacy Institute Speaker Series Event
Speaker: Richard Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.
In this workshop “Batteries NOT Included: How Teachers and Parents Can Motivate the Struggling Student,” Rick challenges us to go beyond a limited and often counter-productive repertoire of motivational strategies to a more individualized approach based on the six factors that motivate human beings. In his dynamic manner, Rick will provide practical strategies for teachers and parents that can be sustained throughout the year.
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Woodlynde School is a private, co-ed college prep day school located in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, that serves intelligent, talented students with learning differences in grades K - 12. Woodlynde provides a comprehensive, evidence-based Kindergartenelementarymiddle and high school program in a challenging yet nurturing environment for students with average to above average cognitive abilities (IQ) who have language- or math-based learning differences (such as Dyslexia, Dysgraphia or Dyscalculia), Executive Function Challenges, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or Auditory Processing Disorder. Even for those students without a diagnosed learning disability (LD), Woodlynde offers expert and caring teachers in small classroom settings that support academic success. Woodlynde School also offers a post-graduate (PG) program in partnership with Rosemont College as well as a regional Summer Camp for students who learn differently.