More Tools and Strategies to Engage and Motivate Attendance
How do We Engage Students that are Unmotivated?
There is a rising concern amongst educators that the COVID-19 pandemic is creating difficulty in forming the relationship they need to connect with, motivate, and teach their students. In this webinar, we discuss ideas from education leaders on how to adapt to individual student needs and provide practical interventions that can inspire and motivate them in a time that is unprecedented in our history.
Ashley is a passionate educator and student advocate. She currently works as a school counselor in Conroe ISD, Texas. She has been an educator for 13 years and is currently employed in Conroe Independent School District in Conroe, Texas. She recently received the 2019 “Elementary School Counselor of the Year” for Texas School Counselor Association and serves on the TSCA board as an Emerging Leader. Last but not least, she LOVVVES school counseling!
Richard Kerry Thomson
Richard Kerry Thomson
Richard Kerry Thompson aka / Mr. T / RKT / is a visionary, advocate and charismatic leader, with demonstrated expertise in the areas of At Risk students, online learning and seat time waiver for K-12 students, with a focus on improving achievement outcomes, particularly with at-risk students, in the Alternative Education / Non-Traditional setting.
Cory has spent nearly two decades as an educator, beginning as a teacher and then as an administrator. He has been an assistant principal at a middle school and has served as a principal of two different elementary schools. Cory pioneered and started one of two public STEM programs in the state of Utah and helped consult with the state office of education on creating STEM standards for schools that would eventually be adopted by the STEM action center. Also during his tenure as an elementary school as principal, Cory oversaw behavioral units and lead his school in implementing social and emotional programs and STEM activities. In 2019, Cory joined the WhyTry team as a trainer and director of curriculum development after using its social and emotional tools for close to ten years in his administrative duties.
Jason is a licensed school psychologist and has published research on resilience and student performance. Jason is a passionate advocate for disadvantaged students and currently consults and trains educators across the nation as the director of training and research for the WhyTry organization. Jason is a thought leader on resilience education and has spoken at hundreds of conferences around the country. He has led successful implementations of all WhyTry programs and has pioneered trainings for clients in healthcare, corporate, and the US Military.