Opening Keynote: Changing the Trajectory of Academically Vulnerable Learners: What Works
It’s a long journey from K-12, with countless opportunities to miss something or fall behind. But these points along the way also present opportunities to change the academic trajectory of students who have gotten off track. And changing this trajectory is urgent. Students who continue to lag behind may withdraw from tasks completely – afraid to fail again. Older students may sink into an educational malaise and exhibit a decline in motivation.
It doesn’t have to be this way. This session offers a different instructional and motivational path and perhaps even a mindset shift. What our students who have fallen behind need is a fresh start with high value, intriguing tasks… with scaffolding just in time.
Because it’s tough to teach a child who has given up hope. Every student wants to be successful…this session will spark that success.
Meet the Author
Wednesday, February 7 from 10:30am - 11:00am Pacific
Suzy Pepper Rollins will be greeting in-person attendees at the "Meet the Author" counter in the Portland Ballroom lobby on Level 2.
Suzy Pepper is a passionate educator with a mission of creating academic success for ALL learners. She is the author of Teaching in the Fast Lane, Learning in the Fast Lane, and Teaching Vulnerable Learners. Her new workbook, The Promise of Acceleration, creates a path for setting students up for success on new targets, as opposed to interventions after students falter.
Suzy consults and provides PD across the nation and beyond. Prior to consulting, Suzy coordinated 6-12 remedial programs for a large district. She holds an M.A. in School Business Administration from Kean University.
Learn more at www.SuzyPepperRollins.com