/Workshop – Motivating Struggling Learners – Guelph
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About Our Workshop:

Struggling learners can take many shapes and forms. Some may be disillusioned or disenfranchised; some may not see value in school, while others may really struggle with academics. What are critical components to help these students? Is there a best way to motivate them; and what does that look like?

Our speaker – Fil DaSilva – will tackle these issues. As someone who was truly a “struggling student”, he will share personal experiences, struggles he faced, and consequences that resulted. He will highlight strategies to avoid these struggles. He will also share personal insight into how a student who did not have enough credits to graduate with his high school classmates, how a student who did not own a single binder or writing utensil — or have enough credits to graduate with his high school classmates.

About Our Speaker:

Fil DaSilva is a secondary school teacher in the Upper Grand District School Board, and earned his Bachelors degree in Physical Education at Brock University and Bachelor of Education at Lakehead University. Fil identifies as a “struggling learner” himself. He struggled with confidence, motivation, and his academics were poor at best during high school. Fil now seeks to inspire and pass his knowledge and wisdom to a generation of young minds. When not teaching, Fil enjoys playing the guitar and spending time with his family.

Cost: $15 ($10 for LDA members)

*subsidies available – contact info@ldawc.ca