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Classroom Challenges: Your Hard-to-Reach Students #371

Sun, Nov 22, 14:00-15:00 JST | Zoom 6
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How do students actually experience your classes? Your hard-to-reach students may be among the over 10.8 million Japanese people with hidden neurodiverse learning differences that they, their teachers, and family may not even be aware of. In this workshop, you’ll get to experience these barriers first hand. What experiences have you had with these kinds of students? Come and share your ideas, and learn some best practice techniques to help these students achieve.

Presentation Assets

Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke

Public System Educator & Neurodiversity Advocate
Alexandra Burke has taught all levels of the Japanese public school system from university to kindergarten. A former systems examiner & public health policy officer from Australia, she's been researching how students with neurodiversity experience language education in Japan. Burke presents on practical classroom strategies to improve outcomes for students and won Poster Session A at JALT2019. She is also a contributor to the MindBrainEd SIG Think Tank and is also published in the Language Teacher: JALT Praxis, Younger Learners in May/June 2020,
Jennifer Yphantides

Jennifer Yphantides

Soka University
Jennifer Yphantides is a lecturer at Soka University in Hachioji, Japan. She has been teaching English since 1993 and has worked in Japanese higher education for over a decade.