Joan is a 4th grade teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area after teaching Kindergarten/1st grade for many years. She is passionate about helping kids discover their strengths and stay excited about learning. Joan is also the author of “25 Super Sight Word Songs & Mini-Books” published by Scholastic. She enjoys helping teachers find creative opportunities and solutions in everyday classroom challenges.
Presentation:Maximizing Engagement and Learning through Positive Climate
Description: Current research emphasizes the importance of a positive classroom environment for engagement and learning. What are some practical strategies that we can employ to invigorate our learners and excite them about learning both in and out of the classroom. Come discuss ways to maximize the use of novelty, humor and curiosity to engage learners from K-6.
Date & Times: 7pm-7:30pm PST, New York 10pm EST, Denver 8pm MST, London 3am Sun. GMT, Paris 4am Sun. CET, Perth 11am Sun., Sydney 2pm Sun., Tokyo 12pm Sun.
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Presenter’s Website: All Kids Can Flourish
The Reform Symposium, August 2010 Recording: View the Elluminate Live! recording
Interview about the upcoming presentation!