Ep. 103: Chris Herman, M.Ed – The Opposite of a “Won’t Do” Mindset

Ep. 103: Chris Herman, M.Ed – The Opposite of a “Won’t Do” Mindset

The classroom neurodiversity happens to pose a challenge to educators not because we have a surge in the neurodiverse student body but more likely that we have acquired newer insights into how to differentiate different learners. The question remains however, what do we know about ways in which to impart knowledge and teach skills needed for their future? Since Executive Function challenges are insidious in nature, it is often hard for educators to distinguish the motives behind “can’t do” over “won’t do” behaviors. The art of teaching comes down to adjusting expectations without offering a free pass or lowering accountability while supporting skill building.

On today’s podcast, guest and head of the AIM Academy, Chris Herman, discusses how creating school-wide beliefs, principles, and approaches which include teaching and reinforcing growth in executive skills can promote strong outcomes for all students.

About Chris Herman, M.Ed


Listen to @ChrisFHerman on @FullPreFrontal with @SuchetaKamath as he explains that the mindset of identifying can't do's over won't do’s, isn't a free pass to no accountability, but it's about adjusting the expectations. Click To Tweet @ChrisFHerman on @FullPreFrontal shares with @SuchetaKamath 'We do school differently because our students learn differently.' Click To Tweet @SuchetaKamath and @ChrisFHerman on @FullPreFrontal discuss how the strongest outcomes for students come from the best teacher training that includes teaching and reinforcing growth in executive skills Click To Tweet



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Executive Function Specialist at Cerebral Matters
Sucheta Kamath, founder of private practice (Cerebral Matters®), is an expert in brain training & Executive Function development. She is a TEDx speaker and a recent graduate of the Leadership Atlanta class of 2015. Sucheta will be launching ExQ®, an educational software company that offers accessible, web-based learning management tools for all in Fall of 2019.

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