Now in its fifth year, the Teaching All Kinds of Minds Workshop, for K-12 educators and school leaders, approaches the science of teaching and learning through academic themes (e.g., listening, speaking, reading and writing) and provides tools and activities for next-day classroom use.
Participants develop an understanding for the All Kinds of Minds Neurodevelopmental Framework for Learning (NDFL) that was revised in 2016 to reflect the most current research in Mind, Brain, and Education Science research. Each module over this three-day workshop helps participants to practice applying the language and framework of All Kinds of Minds to the demands of specific academic skills placed on each student's learning brain.
One of the key outcomes of this workshop is that each participant will have a framework and language to inform how they design their classes and work with each individual student and evaluate each student’s current learning strengths and weaknesses.
This workshop is facilitated by the co-authors of Neuroteach and teachers from St. Andrew’s Episcopal where 100% of the Pre-school through 12th grade faculty have been trained in the All Kinds of Minds program.
· Dr. Ian Kelleher is the coauthor of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education and Head of Research for the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning. He grew up in Cambridge, England and went to the University of Manchester as an undergraduate where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in geochemistry. He returned to Cambridge as a Ph.D. student at the University of Cambridge, Churchill College, working in the Department of Earth Science. Ian teaches chemistry, physics and robotics, as well as coaches boy’s JV soccer. Ian also co-facilitates the CTTL”s “Creating Innovators through Design Thinking” workshop and is responsible for the CTTL’s Teacher and Student Research Fellowship Program.
· Susheela Robinson is the Head of the English Department at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Susheela Robinson joined St. Andrews in 2006 as a 6th and 7th grade English teacher. Her career in education has included teaching in places from South Dakota to the Virgin Islands. Most recently she taught at an all girls school in Greenwich, Connecticut for eight years, the sister school to Stone Ridge. She earned her B.A. at Hope College, in Holland, Michigan and her M. Ed. at Plymouth State College, in New Hampshire. She lives in Reston, VA with her husband and enjoys reading, cooking, and long walks.
· Glenn Whitman is the coauthor of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education and directs the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (@thecttl) at St. Andrew's Episcopal School. Glenn is a former Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence Fellow and author of Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History as well as co-editor of Think Differently and Deeply, the national publication of the CTTL. Glenn is also a blogger for Edutopia. Glenn earned his MALS from Dartmouth College and a BA from Dickinson College. Follow Glenn @gwhitmancttl or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.