For School Leaders
MAKE SCHOOL BETTER
James Bensdorf, M.Ed.
Educational Therapist, School Consultant
1800 W Roscoe, Apt. 603
Chicago, Illinois 60657
He always did his best to get the group to participate in relevant discussion, and shared stories that made the these sessions relevant for us. I liked how he could pick a specific topic and be able to elaborate on the philosophy behind it using themes that were relevant to middle school children in our school. I appreciated learning about child development because I thought it was helpful to put my students' behaviors into context.
Instructors teaching and materials encouraged me to develop analytical skills, engage in critical thinking and question assumptions. I opened my mind to different methods based on neuroscience.
I learned about adolescence and the different situations that can potentially have a positive or negative affect on development in school and at home. I learned about the different levels of attachment and how closely parenting and teaching are related. I also learned how to use my own experiences as an adolescent to have a better understanding of why adolescents indeed act the way they do, along with coming up with effective solutions in helping them channel their emotions.