Kristen Eckenwiler graduated with honors from the University of Central Florida, where she earned a Masters degree in Reading. She has taught first-, second-, and fourth-graders in the public schools, as well as a variety of courses in elementary education at the collegiate level. Additionally, she has taught writing and literature classes for the homeschool community.
For the last 11 years, she has stayed home to homeschool her two sons, while also staying very busy testing, tutoring, and collaborating with her husband, Dr. William Eckenwiler, as they provide a variety of products and services through their educational business, The Struggling Reader, Inc. Kristen brings both a wealth of knowledge and a visible passion to all of her workshops.
This workshop is offered to provide practical application of the five key elements of reading discussed in the workshop, “Why Can Reading Be So Hard?” Whether you attended the earlier workshop or not, you will be blessed by learning about teaching strategies and innovative activities that not only gives you fresh ideas for more effective teaching, but will also help you better understand the essentials for reading success.
(note to selection committee - This workshop can either follow Teaching Reading May NOT Be As Easy As You Think or Why Can Reading Be So Hard?)
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” - Albert Einstein
Aha! That moment when you finally hear your child being described and you don’t feel so alone. What does it mean to be a visual-spatial learner? Visual imagery plays a significant roll in their learning. If you show them directions to a model airplane…they are overwhelmed before you begin…BUT, show them the model first and the directions make sense! Come learn how this represents 1/3 of all students … you may just find your child here and ways that you can adjust your teaching and curriculum to reach them.