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Understand how your kids learn; get them college-ready

Post by Debbie Cafazzo / The News Tribune on March 18, 2013 at 10:20 am | No Comments »
March 18, 2013 10:20 am

The Tacoma Teaching Black Male Learners Project will bring two educator-authors, Mychal Wynn and Dr. William L. McBride, to the school district Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19-20, to meet with staff, parents and the community. The public can attend two free evening presentations – one from each expert.

Wynn will speak to parents and community members Tuesday March 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at McCarver Elementary School, 2111 S. J St.

Wynn believes college preparation begins in preschool, and if parents don’t start thinking about college when their child enters school, they will be at risk of not being ready for college when they graduate from high school. He will talk to parents about how to maximize the K-12 experience to ensure college readiness.

McBride will focus his evening presentation on the differences in male and female brain development that affect behavior and learning. He will speak Wednesday March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jason Lee Middle School, 602 N. Sprague Ave.

Parents can understand why their children might behave so differently and how to communicate better with them.

Wynn and McBride will also visit Tacoma schools and meet with staff members.

Call 253-571-1032 to RSVP for the evening events (space is limited) or get more information. Refreshments and childcare will be provided.

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