National Presenters for the AGC Institute 2019

Anne Beninghof



An internationally recognized consultant and trainer, Anne has more than 33 years of experience in the field of education. Currently, Anne co-teaches part-time to design instruction for heterogeneous classrooms. In both her presenting and writing, Anne focuses on creative, practical solutions for more effectively including students with diverse learning needs in general education classrooms.
Part 1: Engagement-Centered Instruction that Works
Join Anne Beninghof for an idea packed session, filled with strategies for engaging hard-to-reach students. Using research, technology and common sense, Anne has developed ideas for supporting students as they work toward rigorous standards. Learn strategies for grabbing and maintaining attention, boosting participation, improving comprehension – and more – that work across content and grade levels.  Walk away with simple strategies you can use right away!
Part 2: Movement for Every Lesson
You look out at your class and can see they need to move. But what can you do that is instructionally sound, research-based and simple enough to use on the spot? Is it possible to have students moving without chaos? Join Anne Beninghof, author of Super Strategies for Everyday Teaching, and learn more than a dozen easy ways to get students moving, no matter your content or grade level.



Dr. Debbie Silver

Dr. Debbie Silver has dedicated her life to understanding learning and growth behavior.  Through her research, her outreach, and her humor, Debbie seeks to help teachers find the joy in the daily job of teaching, so that children can embrace the satisfaction and pride of knowledge, growth, and self-worth.  Award winning teacher and best-selling author Debbie Silver addresses the relationship between student motivation and risking failure in the best-selling book, Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed.  Her newest book, Teaching Kids to Thrive: Essential Skills for Success presents strategies, activities, and stories in an approachable way to develop responsible, self-motivated learners. 
Part 1: Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8
Dr. Debbie Silver is one of the most sought-after keynoters and professional development presenters in the United States.  Audiences everywhere respond to her use of humor, candor, and common sense.  Her insights into human behavior are as undeniable as they are funny.  In this presentation, she delves into motivational concepts including self-efficacy, attribution theory, zone of proximal development, deliberate practice, and growth mindset.  Based on her best-selling book, Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8: Teaching Kids to Succeed, Debbie provides down-to-earth examples of concrete, applicable guidelines for helping students overcome setbacks and failure to foster lifelong success.  
Part 2: Building Those OTHER Essential Skills
For students to thrive in their frenzied, high-speed, hyper-connected environments, it is imperative for them to learn important competencies that go beyond academic standards. In their new book, Teaching Kids to Thrive: Building the Other Essential Skills for Success, Debbie Silver and co-writer, Dedra Stafford, explore how educators can help students develop their social and emotional learning (SEL) skills to find success both now and in the future.  Dr. Silver combines meaningful points about the importance of teaching Thrive Skills with tips on how to seamlessly integrate SEL into current curriculum. 
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