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3 - 5 Day Institutes

For two decades Martha Kaufeldt has been a popular international workshop presenter, staff development specialist and keynote speaker. Her audiences always comment on her ability to:

  • Synthesize complex neuroscience research and educational mandates into practical "do-able" classroom applications.
  • "Walk her talk" as she conducts sessions that model the very strategies she is encouraging teachers to implement in their own classrooms.
  • Use personal anecdotal stories and her incredible classroom experiences to illustrate the challenges that all teachers face.
  • Include laughter, visuals, movement and collaboration into every presentation so that her participants feel energized and motivated to try the strategies themselves.

Martha speaks at major conferences such as ASCD, National Association for the Gifted, Learning and the Brain, Learning Forward (NSDC), National Association of Elementary Principals, National Middle School Administrators, and at a variety of state and regional conferences. Below you will find descriptions of many of her most popular sessions for educators and parents. Customized trainings are also available. Contact Martha directly to explore the possibilities.


Curriculum Connections
Designing Curriculum with the Brain in Mind

Three to five day intensive training and curriculum development time customized for your group. Foundation begins with Key Concepts of Brain Compatible teaching and learning. Program designs for developing integrated/interdisciplinary curriculum that is aligned with standards. Instructional strategies that encourage Active Processing through the Multiple Intelligences and Higher Level Thinking Skills.

Teachers, Change Your Bait!
Brain-Compatible Differentiated Instruction

This powerful engaging workshop begins with recent research on the brain's response to stress, emotions, experiences, and the environment. Discover how each learner's brain develops at its own pace and is uniquely formed. Students' brains learn differently, therefore, teachers must know how to differentiate instruction in today's highly diverse classrooms. Using a Fishing Tackle Box as a metaphor for an educator's repertoire of strategies, Martha will share dozens of classroom-tested practical ideas that will inspire teachers on ways to modify the curriculum and their instructional strategies - without compromising mastery of standards. Learn new ways to orchestrate powerful learning experiences in response to every student's unique needs. In this fast-paced engaging session participants will learn techniques to vary six components of differentiation: content, process, products, presentation, grouping, and the environment. Expand your repertoire of brain compatible strategies to maximize student success!

Download complete description (.pdf, 1.3MB)

Available as a 1 day to 4-day workshop.
Can be customized for Target Audiences!

"An extremely interesting presenter and presentation. I loved how it was interwoven in both theoretical and practical work. Super two days, thank you!"

"I was inspired and found the 2 days to be the best Professional Development I have ever experienced."

"A very stimulating and enjoyable session. It was a good mix of background knowledge and practical ideas. Martha practices what she preaches."

Powerful Professional Development

Martha Kaufeldt is a popular presenter and keynote speaker on Differentiating Instruction and Brain Compatible Teaching. If you're interested in having Martha speak at your event, or if you'd like to schedule one of her many workshops.



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