What’s Going On In There? The Learning Process and Its Impact on Reading, 10/25/16

What’s Going On In There?
The Learning Process and Its Impact on Reading
with Beth Bucher
An event for educators, parents, and friends, hosted by READ 718

October 25, 6:30-8:00 PM

Tickets are FREE, but please RSVP to emily@read718.org

What happens in our brain when we learn? What steps are involved in mastering a new skill? When it comes to learning to read, the answers are not so obvious upon first glance. Anyone who has ever helped a student struggling to read has probably wished for the ability to get in there and “take a look under the hood”. In this hands-on talk, we will attempt to do just that: analyze the learning process, identify potential trouble spots, and discuss their impact on reading in order to help students more effectively. The role of executive functions, working memory and attention will be highlighted. Questions are encouraged and come ready to participate!

Beth Bucher is a learning specialist with 16 years of experience in education. As a classroom teacher at the Mary McDowell Friends School, she designed and taught a 10-week course to help middle school students understand their own learning disabilities. She also directed the first in-house private school advocacy department as CSE Director, supporting families through the IEP process with the Committee on Special Education. Beth is also an adjunct instructor at the Bank Street College of Education, focusing on differentiated instruction in the social sciences, where she happily indulges in her passion for New York City history while guiding beginning curriculum developers.


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