Living in England at 5 years old, Jenny made a bold statement "I am going to be a teacher and marry a farmer.” At the age of 9, her family came to New Zealand. It was here she found her farmer and become a teacher. Jenny said she took till she was 40 to become an A student, realising much later in life that her own challenges with education and growing up came as a result of having undiagnosed ADHD of the inattentive type. Upon discovering that other family members have both dyslexia and ADHD she became passionate about this field of education. She recognized quickly that many neurodiverse students such as those with dyslexia, ADHD, and students on the autism spectrum don’t thrive in education and often their outcomes are well below potential. Jenny says statistically 22% of students are underserved by our current educations system and its time for change! Jenny has a post graduate qualification in literacy, a specialist teaching qualification and, has amassed 25 years’ experience specialising in this field. She currently works as an international consultant supporting schools, educators and families throughout New Zealand and Australia.
3 key takeaways:
1. Understanding Learner Types and the Waves in education 2. Why some kids fail and why they shouldn’t 3. How can we meet the needs of students who learn differently Learn more about Jenny at www.raisingachievement.com.au Thank you for watching!
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