Presentation on theme: "West Virgina Alternative Education Conference June 28 - 29, 2010 President, National Alternative Education Association ADE / Director."— Presentation transcript:
West Virgina Alternative Education Conference June 28 - 29, 2010 Lori.Lamb@Arkansas.Gov President, National Alternative Education Association ADE / Director of Alternative Education Connecting the Pieces For Our Challenging Students
Background Music Waterfall or Aquarium 60 Beats A Minute Piano Familiar Appropriate
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Never Stop Trying There is no greater challenge than teaching an alternative student. If youre willing to be creative, to risk, to try and fail and try again, working with an alternative student can teach you more, and touch you more deeply than any other encounter. CARL…
Dropout Student Survey Opportunities for real-world learning 81% Better Teachers / More Interesting Classes 81% Smaller Classes/ More Individual Help 75% Better Communication with Home 71% Parents check on Attendance Every Day 71% Increase Supervision / Ensure class attendance 70%
Negotiate Tough Issues Compromise is a lifelong skill
Einsteins genius came not from being smart, but from being creative and rebellious and being able to think in pictures. Walter Isaacson
There are innumerable explanations for a childs behavior. Your explanation will dictate the intervention you select. If an intervention that should work doesnt, take a second look at your assumptions.
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