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WELCOME TO WHIZ KIDS TRAINING

TIPS FOR TUTORS - JAN. 27, 2024

  • Learning to Read
    Don't forget the JOY: Learning to read can be overwhelming for young struggling students. Key components to learning how to read like comprehension, fluency, site words, and expression will be shared.

    Learning to Read Handout

  • Mystery of Multi-Syllabic Words
    As students' reading progresses, word length and complexity increases. Words with many syllables present a roadblock for reluctant readers. Come learn strategies on how to support students in reading these words. Let's solve this decoding mystery by going from sounding out letter by letter to syllable by syllable.

    Mystery of Multi-syllabic Words Handout

  • Understanding Modern Math Strategies
    If you've seen Pixar's The Incredibles 2, you may recall a scene in which an exasperated Mr. Incredible, struggling to help his son with his math homework, laments, "Why would they change math?! Math is math!" Math students today are learning tools and strategies that often seem foreign or unnecessarily complex to those of us who learned things a different way. The goal of this session is to familiarize tutors with some of the common mathematical strategies that their students may be learning in school today.

    Modern Math Strategies Handout

  • Using Math Manipulatives
    Each of our sites have great math manipulatives to use with your student. They give your student a visual for the math skill they are learning while allowing them to be more hands on. Come and learn how to use our unifix cubes, base 10 blocks, place value chart, 10 frames, and fraction cubes with your student.

    Math Manipulatives Handout

  • Word Work
    How to help students crack the code of letters and sounds to read words. Come learn how to help students with short vs long vowels, digraphs, and blends. We'll focus on the "touch and say" strategy which can be used in multiple ways.

    Word Work Handout

  • Math Word Problems
    Word problems can be a powerful tool for helping students demonstrate their mathematical understanding, but we all know reading and making sense of them can feel daunting at times. In this session you will learn strategies to help students make sense of word problems as well as create their own word problems. You will also walk away with a bank of problems that you can practice with your students.

    Math Word Problems Handout

  • Active Learning
    Word problems can be a powerful tool for helping students demonstrate their mathematical understanding, but we all know reading and making sense of them can feel daunting at times. In this session you will learn strategies to help students make sense of word problems as well as create their own word problems. You will also walk away with a bank of problems that you can practice with your students.

    Active Learning Handout
    Active Learning Tools Hando
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    Brain Break Ideas Handout
     

  • Seeing Students Through the Lens of Culture
    We'll explore how underlying cultural assumptions could be compromising the effectiveness of our work with students. The time will include an activity, discussion, Q&A and specific sharing around issues to consider when working with students from a different culture. The culture of a student's life includes every aspect of their family and story so this is for any tutor working with any student! Come ready to explore the ways you feel you are missing your student but not sure what to do next.

    I Am, but I Am Not - Handout

TUTORS thank you for showing up and loving the kids every week. We're so grateful for you!

  1. Watch each training module

  2. Take the short Quiz for each module

TUTOR TRAINING

Tutors, please watch each training module and then take the short quiz at the end.  We are so grateful for you!

COORDINATOR TRAINING

Coordinators, please watch this training module and then take the short quiz at the end.  For more great information we recommend you watch all the other modules as well.  Thank you!

CLUB LEADER TRAINING

Club Leaders, please watch this training module and take the short quiz at the end.  We are thankful for you!

SCHOOL LIAISON TRAINING

School Liaisons, please watch this training module and take the short quiz at the end.  Thank you for all you do!

ONGOING LEARNING RESOURCES FROM AMY

Books

 

The Power of Showing Up

By Dan Siegel

 

The Boy Who Was Raised As a Dog

By Bruce Perry

 

Trauma-Proofing Your Kids 

By Levine & Kline

Other

 

Eli Harwood

Instagram: @Attachment nerd

 

Becky Kennedy

www.goodinside.com

 

Stacy York

www.gobeyou.org

 

Enneagram:

Mind, heart and body centers Primary emotions: fear, shame and anger

https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/

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