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Accelerating the Learning of Students
with Special Needs: Increasing Motivation,
Mindset and Grit

(Grades K-12)

Presented by Catherine Wilson
Outstanding Special Educator, Author and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Special Education Staff, Classroom Teachers, Interventionists, Title I Staff, Program Specialists, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators Serving Grades K-12

  • Ready-to-use resources to help your students with special needs develop a positive growth mindset to increase their success in school – socially, emotionally and academically
  • Innovative ways to teach grit and increase stamina that will maximize instructional time, reduce “I can’t” language and self-defeating attitudes, and your thinking of students with disabilities
  • Proven strategies to strengthen rigor, metacognition and executive function skills of students with special needs
  • Receive an extensive special education resource handbook filled with an abundance of practical strategies, activities and examples designed for students with special needs to accelerate their learning and achieve greater success in your classroom

Practical Ideas and Strategies

In this outstanding, NEW seminar, experienced special education and inclusive practices expert, Catherine Wilson, will share dozens of practical ways to address the challenges of working with students with special needs and how you can help them achieve greater motivation, grit, determination, and perseverance. Throughout the seminar, you’ll receive highly practical tips, strategies, instructional techniques, and activities to not only increase the rigor of your teaching, but engage your students with special needs in meaningful ways that will allow for greater connections and increased understanding. You will learn powerful ways to help students develop a positive growth mindset and a stronger capacity to actively engage in the learning process. Learn to help students understand the importance of effort and how to persevere when they meet obstacles in their path towards achievement.

Catherine provides innovative ways to open doors for your students with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders and executive function deficits. You’ll leave this seminar with a renewed sense of purpose, equipped with an expanded “toolbox” of proven strategies that will allow your students with special needs to become more engaged and motivated in ways that make learning more meaningful and achievable.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Help Students with Disabilities Experience Greater Motivation in Your Classroom
    Connect positively with the most difficult students and breach their cycles of failure and misbehavior … Gain proven ways to increase students’ motivation to learn and succeed
  2. Increase Student Engagement
    Learn how feedback and frequent responses lead to engagement and increased academic achievement … Gain useful resources, tools and tricks for embedding effective feedback and increasing students’ opportunity to respond
  3. Help Your Students Develop Growth Mindsets
    Discover the difference between fixed and growth mindsets and how mindset directly affects student achievement … Learn specific ways to develop growth mindsets while increasing grit and perseverance
  4. Enhance Students’ Attention and Memory
    Gain insight from the latest scientific research on how students learn and what you can do to strengthen your classroom teaching … Learn proven strategies that enhance students with special needs’ motivation, attention and memory
  5. Help Your Students with Special Needs Take Greater Responsibility for Their Own Learning
    Help your students take greater responsibility for their own learning and experience increased success in your classroom … Learn highly effective techniques to strengthen student rigor, metacognition, grit, and executive function skills
  6. Develop the Powerful Drive Inside All Learners
    Learn how to cultivate a classroom built on curiosity and increase student drive – the drive to know, understand and experience the world in a meaningful way
  7. Increase Active Engagement, Decrease Negative Student Behavior
    Learn specific techniques, activities and routines to increase active engagement, student interest and collaboration, while decreasing negative student behaviors
  8. Make Instruction More Meaningful for Students with Special Needs
    Discover how the use of explicit, relevant instruction allows for increased success and understanding for students with disabilities when applied to everyday activities and concepts … Here’s how!
  9. Help Students With Special Needs Handle More Complex Content
    Learn highly effective ways to address your literal or struggling learners who have difficulty making inferences, sequencing events, making predictions, and identifying character traits … Discover new ways to promote and develop thinking skills and dispositions to increase your students’ understanding of content and gain a greater motivation for learning
  10. Receive an Extensive Special Education Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook filled with practical strategies and useful resources presented in this seminar

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Ready-to-use resources to build a growth mindset in your classroom, including mindset assessment tools
  • The best instructional practices for students who struggle, including effective teaching strategies, scaffolding and accommodations that students with disabilities need to overcome academic challenges
  • Practical approaches to building positive, trusting relationships with students and creating a learning community where students not only want to put forth their maximum efforts but enjoy learning
  • The latest scientific research on how students learn and what you can do to motivate them to give their best efforts
  • Engaging and relevant instructional strategies for students with disabilities that increase student interest, time-on-task and self-reflection
  • Specific strategies to improve students’ attitudes toward learning and themselves as learners
  • Proven ways to increase student attention, memory and engagement in your classroom with strategies based on the latest scientific research
  • Tips and tools for effectively responding to “I can’t” language or self-defeating attitudes of struggling students
  • Research-based instructional techniques that provide scaffolding while supporting your students in overcoming learned helplessness, making progress academically and learning new skills
  • How to create a culture of accountability with effective ways to increase students’ intrinsic motivation
  • Innovative ways to provide students with special needs choices and avoid high-stakes situations
  • Easy-to-implement activities to replace worksheets with engaging and meaningful activities
  • Numerous ways you can turn your special needs learners into critical thinkers, readers and writers
  • Motivating individual and group activities to keep students with special needs engaged throughout your lessons and throughout their school day
  • Winning approaches to connect positively with the most difficult students, and breach their cycles of failure and misbehavior
  • Activities, games and high-interest hands-on exercises that increase student engagement and participation without risking student humiliation
  • Specific strategies to overcome difficulties with executive function skills and help students develop attention regulation and self-control so they can increase stamina and practice skills

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

I know from my own experience that among the many challenges of working with students with special needs, often the most difficult is how to engage students who seem unmotivated, unreachable, refuse to participate, and disrupt other students. Many students have struggled for years, just don’t believe they can be successful and that they are doomed to fail.

But all the current research confirms that humans are natural learners and that we are not limited by IQ or disability. As teachers, if we can provide the right environment to unleash students’ curiosity we can produce increased motivation, engagement and time spent on task for all learners. We now know which elements are needed to accomplish this … We also know the value in explicitly teaching our students about mindsets. We can literally teach our students the skills to move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset, changing how they think about their own abilities and responsibility for learning.

Students who have learning differences are often very aware of which tasks are difficult for them. They may experience frustration that can result in a lack of confidence and eventually low self-esteem. Students often make a decision about themselves early on as to whether they are good at something and about their intelligence. This is why the development of skills such as perseverance, resiliency, grit, emotional regulation, and optimism; along with providing the right learning environment has never been more essential.

It is my goal that this seminar will open new doors to help you better reach the needs of all your struggling students using growth mindset, grit and motivation strategies. You will learn practical strategies that can be used immediately within your classroom to help your students with disabilities. I will share proven ways to teach students how to increase their academic success and quickly become aware of their own negative self-defeating attitudes that get in the way of learning.

I look forward to meeting you and sharing many innovative ideas and strategies you can add to your instructional “toolbox” for working more effectively with special needs learners.

Sincerely,
Catherine Wilson

P.S. This seminar is a MUST if you work with students with disabilities who don’t believe they can learn, give up easily, don’t want to try without significant assistance or believe that they’re just “not good at school.”

Who Should Attend

Special Education Staff, Classroom Teachers, Interventionists, Title I Staff, Program Specialists, Paraprofessionals, and Administrators Serving Grades K-12.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive special education resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Key ideas, specific tips, and numerous strategies for increasing achievement of students with special needs
  • Essential strategies for increasing students’ intrinsic motivation and curiosity for learning
  • Specific interventions that address mindsets, learning strategies and resilience
  • Practical approaches for increasing students’ grit, their determination, ability to learn from failure, and their perseverance
  • Ready-to-use ideas to help students achieve a growth mindset
  • Powerful ways to increase engagement, participation and collaboration amongst students
  • Digital tools to help educators promote a rigorous and supportive classroom climate including resources, information, materials, and tools

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in helping their students with special needs be more successful socially, emotionally and academically.

Consultation Available
Catherine Wilson will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions about the unique needs of your instructional program for students with special needs.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!