Supporting Diverse Learners


Using the metaphor of a road trip between Los Angeles and San Francisco, James Le Marquand shares his knowledge and understanding of three touchstones of special education: attitude, relationships, and engagement; peppered with stories of the students he has met along the way.

Le Marquand is the Principal of Arohanui School and Specialist Outreach Centre. He is committed to helping all students develop to their full potential. He is passionate about using the arts - dance, drama, music and visual arts as a basis for educational learning. Le Marquand believes strongly in the need for an understanding, inclusive and responsive community

This talk was a part of Growing from Strong Foundations in Auckland on 5, June, 2018

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