We feel that it is necessary that students recognize their particular learning style and learn how to advocate for what they need in order to be successful. Boys are often found in the Learning Resource Center either seeking support, looking for a challenge or simply chatting about their day with one of the Learning Specialists or teachers who are in the center at the time.
Here at Allen-Stevenson, we use a collaborative teaching model. This means that, together, teachers and learning specialists analyze the content being taught in the classroom and determine which skills need to be reinforced.
Our Learning Resource Specialists teach study skills in Grades 4-7, partnering with subject area teachers to implement skills’ lessons. The overall goal of the program is to provide students with skills and strategies that will help them navigate class assignments, projects, and tests as they build skills to develop their executive system.
In 4th and 5th Grade, the specialists, along with the homeroom teachers, teach reading in small reading groups in a way that allows the boys to really break down and analyze the novels we read.
There are many other ways we support our boys, who are growing and developing at different rates. Watch the video to learn more about the Learning Resource Center from our specialists and teachers.