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"The Best Schools" - How Human Development Research Should Inform Educational Practice
Start Date: Fri, Mar 04, 2011 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm Workshop #: 5226
Presenter(s): Dr. Thomas Armstrong

Spectrum School, 2909 N. Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103 (View Map)
Date Summary:   1 Session on 03/04/2011.  


This workshop (based on Dr. Armstrong's ASCD book of the same name) explores how educators have spent too much time engaging in an "academic achievement discourse," and not enough time participating in a "human development discourse" focused on developmentally-appropriate teaching methods. Dr. Armstrong describes key developmental features of good schools at four levels of education: 1) early childhood education and the importance of play, 2) elementary school education and the need to teach kids how the world works, 3) middle schools and the necessity of emphasizing social, emotional, and meta-cognitive learning, and 4) high schools, and the need to prepare students for an independent life in the real world. The workshop will also include references to differentiation through a multiple intelligence's approach to teaching and learning as well as a discussion of the neuro-diversity of learners in schools today. It ends with practical suggestions for creating "best schools", models that meet the developmental needs of every child/adolescent.


  • Continuing Professional Development Unit  (CPDU)
Date Time Location
03/04/11 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm Spectrum School
2909 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
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