Teaching Veterans - Identifying and Lowering Learning Barriers
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PDT)
Identifying and Lowering Learning Barriers
The number of Veterans enrolling in postsecondary education is increasing. There is a broad range of barriers that unknowingly circumvent the veterans’ ability to focus and may trigger emotional reaction. As the “gatekeepers” of students’ learning progression teachers must reassess how they deliver the program and create a classroom environment where the veteran feels safe and can learn.
Additionally, teachers will find that many of the techniques that assist Veterans also are beneficial to other students, such as those with ADD/ADHD, individuals who have been incarcerated or those from abusive relationships.
Increasing awareness and taking action costs nothing and contributes greatly to student retention and graduation rates.
During this critical workshop you will learn:
· How PTSD can diminish an individual’s ability to stay focused
· Classroom layout for a safe learning environment
· Distractions uncommon to the non-veteran student
· The importance of knowing reactions to physical touch and different approaches to demonstration
· When “jumpiness” is a concern
· Methods to work with an unfocused student
· Diffusing arbitrary behavior
Learn how to help students find hidden, unposted jobs. It’s a process found by looking beyond traditional employment but still related to field of study
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Northwest Career Colleges Federation
The Northwest Career Colleges Federation is a non-profit trade association representing its private career college members and their students in Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Since 1969 the NWCCF has provided the medium through which the members may deal with matters of mutual interest.