Learn Why Your Kids Resist Learning and What to do About It
In this 5-day intensive, educational expert Marianne Sunderland, will help you understand why your kids are resistant to learning and help you change the way you think and the way you teach so that you will have a more peaceful and productive school experience.
Day 1: Starting with understanding. Research has made it clear that it is nearly impossible to learn when under stress. If you don’t understand why your kids are struggling, you are likely causing them a lot of stress with your well-meaning but unrealistic expectations. There is no point in punishing kids who are resistant to learning if their behavior is due to stress and not due to a bad attitude. Even with rewards and other positive reinforcements, kids who are struggling are still struggling. In this session we’ll talk about what’s going on inside your kids’ brains that is causing learning struggles. We’ll also take some time to bust the most damaging myths surrounding learning differences like dyslexia and ADHD.
Day 2: Look at the big picture of education. My experience with my own kids who struggled to learn drove me to ask some hard questions. I could see that my kids were smart, even gifted in some areas, but still struggled with traditional education. This caused me to ask questions like, “What even is education?” “What is the purpose of education?” “Are there other ways to teach that are more effective?” In this session we will look briefly at the structure of traditional education and also at alternatives that are not only extremely doable but also are often a better fit for struggling learners.
Day 3: Teach Them Differently. This session is where the gold is. We began by taking time to understand why our kids genuinely struggle. Next we took some time to let go of our narrow views on what education is. In this session, we’re going to talk about practical ways to adjust our teaching methods to match the learning needs of our kids. You will learn simple, actionable ways to teach your kids in a way that is more enjoyable and more engaging – without the expense of classes, tutors, or materials.
Day 4: Special Cases. In this session, we’ll take some time to explore things like school refusal, handling a resistant learner in high school, and kids who are extremely ‘behind’. We’ll talk about strategies to get them excited about learning again and looking forward to stepping into independence with confidence.
Day 5: Live Q & A. Come meet with Marianne live on Zoom. Work with Marianne to troubleshoot your own unique family’s struggles. Choose from one of several time slots to meet so that groups are small enough for everyone to get their questions answered.
How the Reluctant Learner Intensive Works
After your purchase you will receive an email with instructions for accessing the daily video teachings and an option to sign up for the Zoom meeting of your choice.
All teaching videos and resources will be delivered by email and you will have unlimited access to them.
The first email will be sent out on Monday, November 13th. Zoom meeting options are Friday, November 17th at 2:00pm Pacific, Saturday, November 18th at 12:00pm Pacific, or Monday, November 20th at 12:00pm Pacific.