Kristin Eckenwiler

2021 MassHOPE Convention Speaker

Speaker Bio

Kristen Eckenwiler graduated with honors from the UCF, earning a Masters degree in Reading.  She has taught public school, and a variety of courses in Elementary Education at the collegiate level.  Additionally, she has taught classes for the homeschool community.  Kristen has homeschooled her two sons, while also staying very busy testing, tutoring, and providing a variety of products and services through her educational business, The Struggling Reader.  Kristen has been speaking at conferences all over the United States for over a decade.  She brings both a wealth of knowledge and a visible passion to all of her workshops.

Speaker Workshops

Strategies to Teach Reading to All Learning Styles

This workshop is offered to provide practical application of the five key elements of reading discussed in the workshop, “Why Can Reading Be So Hard?”  Whether you attended the earlier workshop or not, you will be blessed by learning about teaching strategies and innovative activities that not only gives you fresh ideas for more effective teaching, but will also help you better understand the essentials for reading success.

All You Need to Teach Reading... Even a Struggling Reader

Learning to read is a complex, amazing accomplishment even for those that seem to catch on easily.  For those that struggle it can be terribly discouraging for both the teacher and the student.  As you seek to understand the nature of your child’s learning issue, what is often overlooked is a true understanding of the reading process itself.  This workshop is designed to better equip you to understand how we learn to read, and why it can be difficult for some.

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