Historically, we have accepted the fact that the brain reaches a stage of development and then stops. This thinking was extremely disappointing because it appeared that we could no longer change the nature of our brains. Following this concept became disappointing for those who had brain injury (or any other brain development issues), because it seemed there was no hope. Now, research tells us differently.
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Teaching in today’s classrooms
One of the hardest jobs to do well is teach in our schools. Increasingly, teachers are being asked to do more with less. They also must navigate multi-dimensional issues they face in early childhood centers, elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.
Teachers or parents who struggle with motivating kids to achieve when it feels impossible will do well to hear the approach of Alex Shevrin. This post is from the Edutopia.org, the website sponsored by the George Lucas Educational Foundation. The post originates from a teacher of alternative/therapeutic background and is very consistent with many of the approaches that we take with both students and staff at Lakeside. Here is a strength-based and very helpful perspective by Ms. Shevrin.