Carol Josel is a learning specialist who worked with middle school children and their parents at the Methacton School District in Pennsylvania for more than 25 years and now supervises student teachers at Ursinus College. Along with the booklet, 149 Parenting School-Wise Tips: Intermediate Grades & Up, and numerous articles in such publications as The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy and Teaching Pre-K-8, she has authored three successful learning guidebooks: Getting School-Wise: A Student Guidebook, Other-Wise and School-Wise: A Parent Guidebook, and ESL Activities for Every Month of the School Year.
As children move up through the grades, pressure builds, coursework and studying demands increase, and supporting students’ academic endeavors with essential learning strategies becomes even more crucial but is too often overlooked. That’s where I come in.
My books, articles, and blog posts are all designed to provide students with the tools they need for academic success, while supporting the efforts of their parents and teachers, too, and also keeping readers up-to-date on the changing face of American education. All are written with a desire to help fill those needs by providing expert advice, resources, and proven learning strategies.
As a champion for the education of today’s children, I’m not just a teacher but a parent, too, one who is passionate about helping those in the trenches with me, so to speak, discover how to motivate and support children, as they strive for academic success and meet the challenges of today’s learning environment.
Her guidebooks were written with a desire to provide, to supply educators and parents with effective tools and improved techniques. We are faced with many challenges in today’s learning environment, but Carol’s fervor will renew your faith in education. She views each challenge, not as a stumbling block, but as a new opportunity for learning.
As a speaker, Carol shares the lessons she has learned from her students, from her colleagues and the parents she meets daily. She is a gatherer of information – she offers an exciting message, backed by her B.A. degree in English, M.Ed degree in reading, and principal certification.
That background has served her well in both the classroom and her many presentations at such conferences as those held by the National Middle School Association (AMLE), the International Reading Association, Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, and the Pennsylvania School Counselor Association.
Carol Josel’s speaking topics:
- “Learning Strategies that Promote Academic Success”
- “Getting School-Wise”
- “The Art of Revision”
- “Teaching the Lessons of the Holocaust”
- “Memory Techniques”
- “Writing for Teachers”
Carol offers Advice on:
- Memory techniques
- Creating family time
- Building a strong work ethic
- Motivation and goal setting
- Organization and time management strategies
- Abbreviated note-taking approaches
- Study skills
- Test-taking strategies
- Writing skills
- Cheating and plagiarism Issues
- Instilling good manners