The LionShare Podcast
Summary: Lawrence parents often share the transformation they see in their child after enrolling at the school is like magic. But it's not magic. So what is it? The goal of the LionShare Podcast is to pull back the curtain at Lawrence to give families a better understanding of the evidence-based strategies in place that produce these transformative effects. #dyslexia #ADHD #learningdifferences
Did you know there really was a "secret code" to reading? When we were children, most of us didn't need to know what the code was because we were wired in a way that made reading acquisition come naturally. We simply needed proper guidance from a teacher with reading materials at the right level. But not everyone learns to read this way. There are MANY children who CAN learn to read – if they are taught in a way that matches how they are wired to learn. What is this way? It's a multisensory, systematic approach to reading that teaches the "secret code" step by step. At Lawrence, we call this CodeBreakers. Want more information? Here’s the link to a informational session we presented to the community in November of 2018: youtu.be/Oa8sTHUdZVw You can also download the presentation slides here: tinyurl.com/yd24fsl8
Growing up as a teenager has never been easy. And being a girl has its own specific challenges, including body image, confidence, and boys. On top of that, today’s teen culture is saturated in social media, which presents its own uncharted difficulties. It’s fair to say that growing up as a girl has never been more complicated. In this episode of the LionShare Podcast, we’ll discover how girls at Lawrence are being empowered to rule their experiences.
Doug Hamilton has spent his entire professional career – a span of nearly 30 years – serving the students and families of Lawrence School. During that time, he has filled a number of roles, including the school’s admissions director, a Lower School teacher, summer director and coach. In this episode, we get to know a different side of Doug and why working at Lawrence has always seemed more like a calling than a job.
The robust Lawrence athletics program has dominated the Lake Effect Conference in recent years with multiple team championships and individual accolades. What has been key to its success? Jayne Eiben pulls back the curtain to explore Lawrence School’s win-win philosophy and its effect on students and coaches alike.
In our first episode, we explore some of the evidence-based teaching strategies in place at the Lower School. How are they effective? What makes them distinctive? How can parents use some of this Lawrence “magic” at home?