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  • Melissa Orkin: Effective Solutions for Motivating Struggling Students
    Engaging struggling students can be a challenging and frustrating endeavor for parents and teachers alike. Join us, to hear Dr. Melissa Orkin present practical, research-based strategies that foster engagement, persistence and intrinsic motivation among elementary, middle and high school students.


    Certificates of Attendance will be available.  If you would like one, please submit your request HERE

    Presenter: Melissa Orkin, Ph.D. is a Developmental Psychologist who specializes in learning disabilities and achievement motivation. Dr. Orkin has broad experience in directing specialized literacy programs at Tufts and Northeastern University; working as a reading teacher in the classroom, and managing assessments in clinical settings. Dr. Orkin instructs on learning disabilities at Tufts University and has also lectured on reading disabilities at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She contributes to publications on a variety of educational topics including literacy development and executive function skills. Dr. Orkin regularly provides professional development workshops and consults with public and private schools on best practices for students with learning disabilities. Currently, Dr. Orkin is an educational consultant with Crafting Minds, craftingmindsgroup.com



    Posted Oct 20, 2018, 9:18 AM by Sarah Roehrich
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