Meet Dr. Erica Warren over at
Learning Specialist Materials
What do you teach? And where?
I'm a learnings specialist and educational therapist in New York. I have a private practice called, Learning to Learn. I work with students after school and help them to review difficult concepts, develop compensatory learning strategies, and I also give students cognitive exercises to strengthen areas of weakness. I call myself a personal trainer for the brain. I also love to take difficult topics and create multisensory and mindful classroom materials and games.
What is one of your favorite memories in the classroom?
Creating materials that transform discouraged learners into encouraged learners. I love to help students find the joy in learning. When this happens, it's magical!
What was your hardest experience while teaching? How did you overcome it.
My greatest challenge has been addressing the needs of kinesthetic learners. I overcame this by integrating a lot of movement into my lessons.
What advice would you give a new teacher or someone switching grade levels?
Go multisensory and make your lessons fun. Get rid of home work and class work and replace it with home fun and class fun. Integrate games as much as possible, give all assignments fun names and present your students creative options.
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