Teacher Leadership Network - Janet Allison, Speaker 10.28.20
From Amy Kwong-Kwapisz on November 3rd, 2020
Why Boys Challenge You: Teaching and Parenting for Remote Learning Success
Boys need our help now more than ever. Remote learning has increased the challenges of behavior issues, academics, and ADHD diagnoses. The strategies that worked in the past (in person) are no longer effective.Feeling frustrated and out of ideas, parents and teachers need more effective strategies to help active boys (and girls) on either side of the screen.
The usual “school” issues of acting out, checking out, and extreme behaviors are intensified in these uncertain times. Without the right support, boys can experience discouragement, anxiety and depression, and disinterest in anything but video games. There is no time to waste.
The good news is, when we understand how boys naturally learn, relate and communicate - often very different than females - we can have realistic expectations and set them up for success.
In this training, you will learn:
- Common communication mistakes and what to do instead
- How and why boys need their remote learning to be more than just talking
- Simple ways to adjust the remote learning environment to dramatically reduce distractions and increase engagement and interest.