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Apr 3

Mockingbird Methodology Workshop

April 3 - April 4

Introduction to Mockingbird Methodology

You will be given a code in the workshop to access your membership

Date: April 3-4

TIme: 9-4


Tamara Thompson


Introduction to Mockingbird Methodology

Instructors that teach vulnerable learners need innovative whole-person instructional solutions as vulnerable learners bring challenges and needs to the classroom that are often difficult to meet using a traditional teacher-centric instructional approach.   


In this workshop, you will learn…

  • Strategies to help you reach, teach, coach, and mentor vulnerable learners
  • Science and research on vulnerability and it’s impact on the learning brain
  • Science and research on behavioral psychology and its’ role in learner behavior


Our in-person workshops are interactive. 

Wear comfortable shoes and clothes and get  ready for an interactive and multi-sensory learning experience! 

 No boring lectures! We model what we teach! 

Bring a spirit of joy and wonder…. our facilitator will take care of the rest! 

The Mockingbird Methodology is a responsive  and compassionate approach to teaching, coaching, and mentoring vulnerable learners.

The Mockingbird Methodology teaches practitioners how to create transformational learning experiences and helps education programs transition from transactional education programs to transformational programs.  

In a responsive approach, practitioners understand how vulnerabilities (ex:  trauma, chronic stress, substance abuse, mental illness, academic gaps, neglect, etc.) impact student learning and practitioners compassionately and strategically teach, coach and mentor learners as students work towards their academic, workforce, and personal goals.

Our research-based approach will help you create classrooms and program learning experiences that are 1.) visible and transparent, 2.) active and collaborative, 3.) psychologically safe, 4.) socially non-threatening.

Mockingbird will provide a code to access online resources associated with your membership. 

Tamara Thompson

Tamara is an award winning educator with over 20 years teaching experience. She is a former Teacher of the Year Award Recipient for Austin Area Alternative Schools, a Michael Jordan Foundation’s Innovation Grant Award recipient, and a Southern Poverty Law’s Teaching for Tolerance Grant Award recipient. She was a YBUSA Teacher Fellows in 2010 and was awarded a Research Doctoral Fellows at the University of North Texas in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2010. She is CEO and Founder of Mockingbird Education.

Tamara lives in Dallas, Texas. When not at Mockingbird, she can be found in her garden yelling at weeds, or on a boat begging fish to bite. Her children and husband hope she grows up one day to learn how to cook, sit still to watch a movie, and find her keys.


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