IDEA Curriculum Fair 2017: Keynote Speaker Andrew Pudewa

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Andrew Pudewa

WORKSHOPS that Andrew will be doing at the Fair:

Keynote: However Imperfectly: Lessons Learned from Three Decades of Teaching


A Classical Approach in a Modern World

The Four Deadly Errors of Teaching Writing

Freedomship and Entrepreneurial Education

Freedomship Education: Rebuilding Your Education Paradigm

Nature Deficit Disorder: Causes, Consequences, and Cures

Nurturing Competent Communicators: The Power of Linguistic Patterns!

Reading Strategies for the Struggling or Non-Reader

Spelling and the Brain

Teaching Boys & Other Children Who Would Rather Make Forts All Day


Andrew Pudewa is the founder and director of the Institute for Excellence in Writing. Presenting throughout North America, he addresses issues relating to teaching, writing, thinking, spelling, and music with clarity, insight, practical experience, and humor. His seminars for parents, students, and teachers have helped transform many a reluctant writer and have equipped educators with powerful tools to dramatically improve students' skills.

Although he is a graduate of the Talent Education Institute in Matsumoto, Japan (Suzuki Method) and holds a Certificate of Child Brain Development from The Institutes for the Achievement of Human Potential in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his best endorsement is from a young Alaskan boy who called him "the funny man with the wonderful words." He and his wonderful, heroic wife, Robin, have homeschooled their seven children and are now proud grandparents of eight, making thier home in Northeastern Oklahoma's beautiful green country.