Join Us For Our October Workshops
Featuring Brendan Mahan, M.Ed., M.S.
Founder, ADHD Essentials
Wednesday, October 9 | 7-9pm
130 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA
ADHD is a challenge faced by many, but it is often misunderstood. This workshop will offer some clarification. We’ll start with an overview—why the name Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is problematic, how the disorder works in the brain, co-morbidities, and related topics. We will then explore executive function broken down into its component parts, and in terms of the role it plays in the academic and behavioral struggles of our students. From there, we will look at the social/emotional impact of ADHD and executive function disorders, examining the role repeated failure plays in
difficulty with risk taking, task initiation, and similar productivity challenges.
Participants will have an opportunity to share their specific questions and concerns, and will receive guidance in the development of practical, personalized strategies for addressing ADHD and executive function challenges at home and school.
Do the Math!
Making Mathematics Memorable
Featuring Bill Atwood, M.Ed.
Educational Consultant, Collins Education Associates
Thursday, October 24 | 7-9pm
220 Reservoir Street, Suite 6, Needham, MA
According to cognitive scientists, learning is changing your long-term memory. Sounds simple enough, but changing long-term memory requires the learner to spend time and effort with the idea or skill to be learned. The challenge for math teachers or parents is to find ways to make mathematics engaging enough that children will want to spend time retrieving, practicing, puzzling and developing the key skills and concepts.
In this workshop, participants will learn how to help students, especially students with language-based learning disabilities, build mathematical vocabulary and procedural fluency; break down and solve complex problems; and experience mathematical concepts in ways which are social, visual, oral, and kinesthetic.
A sampling of strategies:
- Math Vocabulary charades and games
- Breaking down math word problems
- Strengthening math reasoning with puzzles
- Building fluency with playing cards and dice
- Restaurant games to entertain and teach
Admission is FREE, but space is limited and first come, first served. Please RSVP at your earliest convenience using the buttons above. Light refreshments will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!
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