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PD Workshop: The Teachability Factor - developed by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D

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PD Workshop: The Teachability Factor - developed by Gordon Neufeld, Ph.D


The teachability factor refers to the determinants of learning that are psychological in nature: developmental, relational, motivational and emotional. It is the most overlooked, least understood, and potentially most promising of the factors in the learning equation.

Teaching doesn't always result in learning and this discrepency seems to be widening, making the teacher's job much more difficult than it used to be or needs to be. According to Dr. Gordon Neufeld, the problem is not with our teaching but with the diminishing teachability of our students.

What are the developmental factors that come together to make a child teachable? How can we support students who come to school ready to learn so that their passion is not extinguished? Where are the teacher’s access points with students who come to school not-so-ready?

In this session, we welcome Lorraine Beaudry, who will present an overview of ‘The Teachability Factor’, developed by Dr. Neufeld for teachers, administrators and supporting professionals. It is an insight approach that brings attachment-based developmental science to bear on the issues and challenges of educating our young.

In light of this, there are no lists of remedies. The hope is that that when faced with student challenges, adults will move from the brain to the eyes. Rather than ask ‘What do I do?’ we will ask ‘What do I see?’

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About Lorraine Beaudry (BPE, Ed Cert. Certified Neufeld Course Facilitator) - 

Lorraine Beaudry is a mother of three, grandmother of 4 and a retired teacher who has worked with children from Kindergarten to grade 9 in a variety of subject areas and inclusive classrooms.

Lorraine is certified by the Neufeld Institute to present and interpret video courses produced by Dr. Gordon Neufeld. In this role, she hosts programs for parents, educators, and other professionals who are interested in understanding more about the developmental design of children and the formation of attachment that empowers adults to work with them.

From her own personal and professional experiences, Lorraine brings to her courses and in-services, an informed and caring view of children and sensitivity for adults in their daily challenge to work with and raise children today.



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