“Can’t write, won’t write and you can’t make me – supporting reluctant writers to get it down on paper” Many students, especially those on the Dyslexia spectrum, have little difficulty demonstrating their learning through talk, but often struggle to get their ideas down on paper. Taking the view that the problem is often too many ideas rather than too few, the webinar presents strategies and solutions to common issues such as ideas never coming out in the right order and the perennial problem with actually getting started. A combination of thinking without boundaries, multisensory select and order approaches and metacognitive scaffolding approaches will be woven into a coherent approach which consistently and reliably empowers reluctant writers to get it down on paper. Presented by Neil MacKay
Formerly a SENCO in leadership roles in secondary schools and now a UK based consultant specialising in Dyslexia and inclusion issues, Neil works internationally, delivered training to primary and secondary teachers in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Hong Kong and Europe, as well as the UK, running workshops in inclusive classroom practice and meeting the needs of vulnerable learners. Much of his current work is virtual and he is presenting events as far afield as New Zealand and Dubai as well as to schools, organisations and parent groups in the UK. Neil is a preferred trainer in Additional Learning Needs for Coleg Menai and has worked in similar settings in Australia and New Zealand. He is known for his ability to bring the classroom into his training and he regularly models inclusive strategies in classrooms around the world.