Palmerston North Conference

Monday, 13 August
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Conference Schedule

9:30 am
Registration
10:00 am
Cultivating Language Talents from Pre-School through High School
Listening and reading well, speaking and writing clearly, thinking and debating effectively are abilities that most parents hope to cultivate in their children. With that goal in mind, Andrew will explore various environments and activities which will accelerate the development of these language skills, beginning with the youngest students and continuing into the high school years.
11:30 am
Morning Tea
12:00 pm
Reading Strategies for Struggling or Non-Readers
As schools have made reading their new god, believing that producing good readers will solve all their academic problems, many children—the dyslexic, the easily distracted, the auditorily challenged—are truly left behind in the rush to improve test scores. What schools don’t know (but what many parents discover) is that reading is not simply being able to rapidly decode symbols with the eyes. With humour and insight, Andrew will share stories and strategies for helping students who need to engage the cognitive processes of reading, but who are more likely to excel through a wider variety of practical, creative, and imaginative approaches.
1:30 pm
Lunch
2:30 pm
Teaching Boys and Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day
Children like to do what they can do, they want to do what they think they can do, and they hate to do what they think they cannot do. If you want excited and enthusiastic children who learn well, you must understand these key laws of motivation, and focus on the essential requirement of relevancy. If it matters, children will learn it, and if it doesn’t, they won’t. This session will enlighten you with specific ways to find and create relevancy for children, even when they have no apparent interest.
4:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
4:30 pm
Reaching the Reluctant Writer
Many children really do not like to write. Why? This workshop will answer that basic question and teach a specific and successful method of separating the complex process of writing into the smallest possible steps, making it possible for even the most reluctant writer to produce short but complete compositions. He will be proud and motivated to write again. If you remove the problem of what to write, you will be free to help your child learn how to write, using source texts, key word outlines, and “dress-up” checklists. Results guaranteed!
6:00 pm
Dinner
7:00 pm
Nurturing Confident Communicators
Many parents think that good readers will naturally become good writers. Others think that writing talent is just that—a natural ability—some have it; others don’t. Both are myths. History and modern research show very clearly how good writers have developed. What are the two most critical things you can do as a parent to develop a high level of aptitude, from a young age and into high school? With humour and insight, Andrew will share the two easy but unbelievably powerful things you can do to build language patterns and nurture competent communicators in your family.
8:30 pm
Finish

Caccia Birch House

Caccia Birch House

130 Te Awe Awe Street
Palmerston North

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$25 for any two talks

Morning and afternoon tea will be provided
Please make your own arrangements for lunch and dinner

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