11-8-2019, 12-13-2019 Strengthening Student Persistence and Resilience

First Literacy Two-Session Workshop Registration

Strengthening Student Persistence and Resilience

Friday, November 8 and Friday, December 13, 2019
1:00 – 4:00 PM (snacks and networking at 12:30 PM) 

First Literacy
160 Boylston Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02116

(Across from Boston Common)

Many of our adult education students drop out of our classes. What can we do as classroom instructors to encourage students to stick with it and persist to meet their educational goals? In this two-part workshop we will learn about research-supported strategies to strengthen student persistence and attendance. 

Research shows that students who establish their learning goals, monitor their progress, feel connected to their classroom community, learn effective study skills and strategies, and have a sense of agency and control in their classes are more likely to persist in their pursuit of education.  In this hands-on workshop we will explore many classroom activities and practices that foster the resilience, agency, and grit our students need to achieve their educational goals.

This workshop is for all adult education instructors and tutors (not ESOL specific). 

Participants are asked to commit to both sessions. Space is limited, so register early!

Sarah Lynn is an ESOL teacher, teacher trainer, and curriculum developer in the Boston area.

We look forward to seeing you then!

This workshop is free to staff of all Massachusetts non-profit ABE and ESOL programs.

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