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Conference on Educational Leadership

Conference on Educational Leadership

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Robyn Jackson

Mastering the Principles of Great Teaching Series

About the Presenter

Robyn R. Jackson, PhD, has been an educator for more than a decade. As a National Board Certified English teacher, she increased the enrollment of minority and nontraditional students in her AP Language and Composition classes and tripled her overall course enrollment within one year without a decrease in her students' test scores. 

As a middle school administrator in Montgomery County, Maryland, she has worked to revise the district's Gifted and Talented policy to be more inclusive of all students and helped craft the district's critical Middle School Reform Plan. She also helped lead the largest middle school in the district to state and national Blue Ribbon status. As an educator, she has served as an adjunct professor and presents her own research at several national conferences.

How to Motivate Reluctant Students by Robyn Jackson

How to Motivate Reluctant Students

Robyn JacksonNever Underestimate Your Teachers (May 16, 2013)

In this introductory webinar, school leaders will learn how to get started helping every teacher become a master teacher.


Previous Robyn Jackson Webinars

Beyond Differentiation (June 19, 2012)
Are you bogged down trying to plan differentiated lessons to meet the diverse needs of all of your students? Learn how to create a customizable lesson plan that allows for differentiation without creating a lot of extra work for you. Take away strategies you can use to customize your own lessons so that one meets the diverse learning needs of all the students in your classroom.

How to Support Struggling Students (April 19, 2012)
In this webinar, learn how to provide students with proactive interventions that can catch them before they fall and find out what to do once they're already in a failure free fall. Take away specific intervention and remediation strategies you can use immediately to help your students turn failure into a learning and growth opportunity.

How to Motivate Reluctant Learners (September 22, 2011)
Traditional advice about motivating reluctant learners rarely works because it relies on complicated programs using rewards and punishments, carrots and sticks. In this webinar, Robyn R. Jackson shared an alternative view of motivation that helps teachers entice students to learn using their own currencies.

How to Plan Rigorous Instruction (May 12, 2011)
Rigor is one of those words that is widely used but rarely understood. We all want to increase the rigor or our instruction but many of us don't know where to start. In this webinar, Robyn R. Jackson explained what rigorous instruction is, the four stages of rigorous instruction, how to move students successfully through each of the stages, and how to build struggling students' capacity for rigorous learning over time.


Archived Robyn Jackson Webinars


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  • Kacey_Bell 1 year ago

    How to motivate reluctant learners-I really like this presenter. She does a thorough job explaining the lecture with attainable goals for teachers to have in our classroom.

  • Kacey_Bell 1 year ago

    Supporting Struggling Students was very informative. Intervention is such a great part of teaching now, I felt like this was very good for new and old teachers alike.

  • Kacey_Bell 1 year ago

    Very thorough presentation. Was very easy to follow and take notes on. (Beyond Differentiation)

  • Kacey_Bell 1 year ago

    It was very helpful to have the charts to go with the webinar. This makes me want to motivate myself to do my best in the classroom every day.

  • Kari_Wambaugh 1 year ago

    I like her ideas of planning intervention and red flags to ensure early intervention into unit plans. I appreciated the thoroughness of her descriptions of red flags so we could go ahead and start working on them with our students.

  • Kari_Wambaugh 1 year ago

    What a refreshing reminder to really focus on and get to know your kids! If you don't put forth an effort to get to know them so you establish a relationship, some trust, for them to know that you are there to help them succeed, not to punish and fail them, they will not perform in your class. I love the suggestions of being specific in exactly what you want them to do, i.e., turn in your homework on time 2 out of 3 times this week, instead of the general, I want you to care about your work.

  • Kari_Wambaugh 1 year ago

    As a fairly new teacher, this idea is a bit overwhelming. I thought, at first, like many others, that this would require more lesson plans for each topic. I was encouraged that one lesson plan with several add-ins or apps, as she mentioned, is the way to go. I like the new way of considering students' skills instead of your typical high, low, middle students. This approach is much more efficient in meeting your students' needs.

  • Anahi_Vasquez 3 years ago

    I ment to give this a four but clicked only one. Over all I like this.

  • Stephanie_Mills 3 years ago

    I really appreciate the step by step tips to motivate students. I agree that their are reasons why students don't try in certain classes. I shadowed a student one day and she was quiet all day until she got in Language Arts. She said she loved the class and that that was why she tried so hard.

  • Evelyn_Decker 3 years ago

    I have not been able to view is this a problem that others are having?