Xperts Talk: Webinar Series

The Why & the How

Explore the McLean Method

You’ve heard that McLean School teaches the way students learn and the benefits of our Abilities Model®—the “why” of our educational approach. We want to give you the opportunity to learn more about the “how.” Join us virtually to take a deep dive into how we apply the McLean Method to three specific areas. Our expert faculty will share best practices, effective strategies, and accommodations we use with our students. You’ll also have plenty of time to ask any questions you might have. We hope you’ll join us!

Math Support and Acceleration: Meeting the Needs of All Math Students
Thursday, November 17, 12:00-1:00 pm
Every student has different needs in math. Some might need intervention and strategies to support growth, others might need acceleration to above-grade-level courses. And some come to McLean with a notion they're just 'bad at math'!  Learn more about our math curriculum, how our expert teachers understand each student’s strengths and challenges, and ensure their instruction in math is tailored. And why there's no such thing as 'not being a math person'.

Solenne Abaziou, Math Department Chair
Robyn Wise, Grade 8 Math Teacher
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Supporting Dyslexic Students In The Classroom: How We Develop Skills and Grow Confidence
Wednesday, December 7, 12:00-1:00 pm
Hear more about our expertise in supporting students with dyslexia and needs in reading. We’ll discuss the research-based programs used to provide explicit instruction and intervention, assistive technology utilized, and as a result, the growth in reading our students achieve.

Natalie Stapert, K-12 Master Reading Coordinator
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Executive Functioning Support: Helping Students Become Independent with Managing Their Space, Ideas, and Time
Wednesday, January 11, 12:00-1:00 pm
Although the frontal lobe of the brain that controls executive functioning skills aren't fully developed until age 25, there are plenty of strategies, techniques, and tools that can assist children. Our teachers embed executive functioning instruction in the classroom as they teach students to be successful in managing their space, ideas, and time. Listen in as our experts discuss the most common challenges with executive functioning and ways they address them.

Michelle Fitzgerald, Lower School Learning Services Coordinator
Rebecca Stewart, Middle School Learning Services Coordinator
Karen Hundal, Upper School Learning Services Coordinator
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