Hope you can come down to Community Scholars Day at Lesley University and see my presentation Using Meta-Cognitive Problem Solving to Promote Achievement in At-Risk Students and many other programs. The overarching theme for this year is WORK IN PROGRESS, which was chosen to encourage the sharing of works that represent various stages of scholarship, and to celebrate risk-taking with respect to going public with scholarly pursuits that impact others in significant ways.
I will be doing a very special presentation titled Using Meta-Cognitive Problem Solving to Promote Achievement in At-Risk Students, which outlines the history and development of Wholistic Problem Solving. It is being held as part of Lesley Universities annual Community Scholars Day event. I did not initially realize that is open to the public, thinking it was strictly for the university community, but I just found out that it is not only open to the pubic, but it is also free. So if you can get the time off work, please come. I will be presenting with one of my former students, Mathew Aquasvivas, and possibly my former tutor and mentor Ned Bradford, Director of the Academic Enrichment Center at Curry College. It will be a real inter-generational look at learning disabilities and the power of meta-cognition to empower achievement.
The presentation will take place at 12:00 March 28 in room 3-100 on the third floor of University Hall at the Porters Square campus. (Right by the T)
There are so many amazing things happening in the field of therapeutic skateboarding. It is hade to believe that when I started teaching skateboarding in my spare time five years ago to students with special needs that there were actually other people out there doing the same thing in their own corner of the world!
This organization is blazing a trail for all to follow. They have major support form the skateboarding community and Vans sneaker company. They also have movie called Heart Child outlining the incredible story of Crys Worley, the mother who started the entire program to support her autistic son. Truly inspirational. More information visit the Askate Foundation web page.
At 1:00 on April 1 at R.I. Convention Center–Providence, I will be presenting the lecture Neurology, Emotion and Education. Part of the 33rd Annual NELMS Conference.This workshop will look at the latest research in the neurology of emotion and how it affects attention, memory and behavior in the classroom. Specific brain based strategies on how to integrate this knowledge into your classroom. Also, how to address individual students emotional motivation, behavior and learning .
Even though it is cold right now it will soon be spring skate boarding season and I am proud to announce an expansion of my therapeutic skateboarding program. Skate Dojo has partnered with Skaters Edge in Taunton. This is one of the finest skate parks in the state and has some amazing ramps.
As always, the program is tailored to the students skill level, and we will still do home flat ground and street lessons. If you are interested contact me a firstname.lastname@example.org.