Zone'in Training

Successful Schools

Diminishing Returns: Increasing Profits in the Classroom

Overview

ADHD, Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Developmental Delay, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Learning Disablity, Sensory Processing Disorder, Reactive Attachment Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, Technology Addictions…today’s students are different! Technology overuse is resulting in disabilities that the health and education systems are only beginning to detect, much less understand. Printing, reading and attention delays are the norm, with an ever widening gap in skill performance. With a ranking of 15th on the world stage for literacy, Canadian and U.S. schools are faced with making crucial decisions regarding changes to not only classroom, gym and recess environments, but also to curriculum programming, teacher education, as well as revisions to school policies and structures. The educational empire is on the decline, as returns on investments in education of children continue to diminish.

Goal

Diminishing Returns raises awareness regarding the diversity of today’s student population, and offers specific and immediate solutions that parents, teachers, principals and government can implement in order to adequately address this growing concern.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify child diagnoses, and describe how the current education system fails to meet the needs of these children.
  • Evaluate how school environments and teaching styles limit learning and achieving literacy.
  • Identify restructuring plans for classrooms, gyms and playgrounds to improve productivity and academic performance.
  • Create Zone’in Stations in classrooms, gyms and playgrounds.

Handouts

Productivity Designs for Classroom and Gym
Inner Drive Directive for Schools
Zone’in Gym Station Instructions

Who should attend?

Parents, teachers, administrators, special education staff, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, physical therapists, counsellors, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and child care providers. Foundation Series Workshops are designed to be introductory level for therapists, intermediate for teachers and advanced for parents, child care workers and teaching assistants.

Evidence based – Research referenced – Strategy focused

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