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Neurodiversity:
Good Practice for Educators

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

10:00 - 11:30 GMT

About the event

Educators have a really important role in ensuring neurodiverse students feel included, understood, and empowered in their ability to do well - both in school, higher education and in life!
 

But many of our education systems are not designed to support learning differences or may be targeted towards ‘neurotypical’ learning styles. So how can we be flexible and make positive change?
 

Please join us for a panel discussion exploring how we can integrate neurological differences into our teaching practices. By appreciating that different students will process information in different ways, our classrooms can be designed to be more inclusive for all.
 

We will explore topics such as:

  • Creating a psychologically safe teaching environment

  • Diversifying and adjusting your teaching strategies

  • Managing bullying or challenging conversations amongst students

  • Exploring strengths and challenges of neurodifferences

  • Thinking about inclusive design in education
     

As this is a panel discussion, there will be lots of time for questions and interaction with you!
 

This is a free online event via Zoom.

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Host: Andrew Nowak, Head of Kensington Queensmill, a special school of autistic children

Panelists: 

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Siena Castellon, Founder of Neurodiversity Celebration Week 

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Zoe Mather, Education Officer at Nasen. Previously Assessment and Achievement Lead as part of the SLT of autism-specific all-through special school

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Laura Watkins, CEO of Donaldson Trust, Scotland's leading neurodiversity charity

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Matthew Potger, Deputy Head of The Moat School, a special school for neurodivergent children

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Jacqueline HeywoodHead of Academic Mentoring at Latymer Upper School Latymer Prep School

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Amanda McLeod, Founder of McLeod Centre for Learning, a CReSTed Tutorial Centre for Neurodivergent children and Interim-Chair of the National Handwriting Association


 

Audience: Educators and those working in the education sector

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