Positive Teaching Methods
Positive Teaching Methods...Working With At-Risk Students (Adult Workshop)
Growing up in South American boarding schools has given Ben first hand experience with educational systems where rote knowledge and absolute discipline were revered. Thirty years of escaping the attitudes and limitations instilled during this rigid period gave Ben a new perspective on education. His insights will help teachers and librarians to better understand the needs of their At-Risk students.
Finding the “Heart of a Story”
Ben tells of the challenges he has faced in creating his books. His stories and a slide presentation allow a wonderful view inside Ben’s research as he tries to uncover the emotions that bring the heart to each story. These experiences include raising a 750-pound black bear, flying to the North Pole, living with the homeless, working with dolphins, attending Space Camp, going undercover with drug enforcement agents and living with the Maasai in Africa.