Solutions for Smart but Struggling Students

Session 5: Words of Wisdom on Meeting the Needs of Bright & Quirky Learners

Susan Baum, Ph.D.
Running time: 21:56

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  1. April on October 22, 2019 at 12:10 am

    This is amazing! I have been wanting to have this kind of learning implemented in teaching my children and felt that I may be doing it all wrong if I did it this way. They learn in many ways. Thank you for the added confidence to our homeschooling experience.

  2. Sara on September 22, 2019 at 10:50 pm

    I love the “out of the box” thinking/teaching Susan Baum talks about in this talk. My takeaway Fit = learning potential.

    Sara, with B&Q Team

  3. Andre and Willa on September 20, 2019 at 10:55 am

    It is not a good fit for the child – no judgement for child or teacher – find what works for the child though 😉 Susan Baum is amazing!

  4. Debbie on September 19, 2019 at 1:32 am

    Loved this great reminder about Maslows hierarchy of needs, and also the wonderful non-judgemental idea of finding the right fit. As a teacher I try to be everything for everyone, and it is disheartening if I can’t get through to a child. But by realising that it is not personal, just perhaps not the right fit for that child we can look at what the child really needs. Thank you so much for sharing.

  5. Susan Heady on September 18, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    As a teacher I really appreciated this talk. The hiarchy of needs is spot on. Also her ideas of a non judgmental approach to finding a good fit for the student is good for everyone involved.

  6. Elizabeth on September 18, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    I found your discussion of Maslow’s Hierarchy helpful — you framed it really well for parents. Sleep is a huge issue for my son, and it’s helpful to remind myself that working on sleep is part of meeting his core physiological needs. My son also struggles with belonging — even though his school and his teachers put real effort into creating positive community. It’s helpful to think of playdates as part of meeting his need for safety and belonging. It’s hard for me as an introverted parent with three kids to schedule playdates during the school year — our lives and our household are already so full and busy — but I am re-thinking the importance of them.

  7. Maureen on September 18, 2019 at 12:00 pm

    Wonderful talk. Thank you! Because they work hard to prepare and believe so much in their teaching, I have never had a teacher admit that their classroom was not a good fit. This also needs to be a shift in paradigm for teachers.

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