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.
Host: Andrew Nowak, Head of Kensington Queensmill, a special school of autistic children
Siena Castellon, Founder of Neurodiversity Celebration Week
Zoe Mather, Education Officer at Nasen. Previously Assessment and Achievement Lead as part of the SLT of autism-specific all-through special school
Laura Watkins, CEO of Donaldson Trust, Scotland's leading neurodiversity charity
Matthew Potger, Deputy Head of The Moat School, a special school for neurodivergent children
Jacqueline Heywood, Head of Academic Mentoring at Latymer Upper School Latymer Prep School
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