You will learn how to develop research-based strategies that engage and empower your students and prepare them for the thinking skills required for the Common Core State Standards. Ms. Kryza’s workshop will provide you with instructional methods for meeting the needs of the wide variety of students in today’s classrooms based on the latest research on the brain. She will bring scientific theory into your practice, as you experience and discover differentiated instructional methods that support the learning brain. She will discuss how to nurture growth mindsets in the classroom, how to teach to varied learning styles and readiness levels and how to support struggling and reluctant learners. You will leave this workshop with many research-based strategies that you can implement immediately in your classroom and school.


Workshop runs from 8:15am - 2:30pm.


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At this seminar, you will learn information about:

  • Developing strategies that engage, inspire and empower your students and prepare them for the thinking required for the Common Core State Standards
  • Building a safe classroom environment that allows teachers to teach and students to learn
  • Creating engaging lessons that meet the needs of both your gifted students and your special needs learners
  • Developing powerful management techniques for working with students in varied, flexible groups
  • Embedding quality, research-based strategies that support struggling students and motivate reluctant learners into your daily teaching routine
  • Involving students in on-going self-assessment and developing doable formative assessments


This workshop is designed for K-12 general and special education teachers and is also applicable to administrators, coaches and staff developers.


kryzaKathleen Kryza, MA, has worked extensively as a presenter and coach in numerous school districts, nationally and internationally for over 24 years on various educational and motivational topics. She is an experienced teacher, a teacher of teachers, and has taught general education, special education and gifted and talented students at both secondary and elementary levels. Ms. Kryza is the co-author of Developing Growth Mindsets in the Inspiring Classroom (2011), Inspiring Secondary Learners (2007), Inspiring Elementary Learners (2008), Differentiating in the Real Classroom (2009) and Winning Strategies for Test Taking (2009).