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3 Quotes You Need to Hear from Rick Lavoie's New Parent Seminar
Posted 10/28/2016 09:31AM

Despite the unseasonable snow, parents of new students at Forman School flocked to the campus on Thursday, October 27 for a seminar with award-winning LD expert, Rick Lavoie. The internationally recognized author, educator, and consultant has served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs for 30 years.
Lavoie delighted the crowd with humorous anecdotes and the practical truths he shared evoked a strong and positive reaction from the audience.

Read three of his impactful quotes below.

Lavoie explained how relying on punishment for bad behavior will only serve to stop that action where you can see it, whereas noticing and recognizing the good things a child does will encourage continued good behavior. 

Lavoie used the example of his niece, who came home crying from school because she couldn’t learn the capitol of every state in the country due to a learning difference. Her teacher had taught the same things every year and made no changes since her career began. Lavoie pointed out that teachers need to grow and evolve along with their students, and provide an experiential education that will instill meaningful, lifelong learning.

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