LABBB for Food & Thought: A Dinner & Discussion at Omar’s Bistro with Marcia Steere


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As an educator, researcher and parent of a LABBB student at Lexington High School, Marcia Steere worked toward expanding the intellectual potential of LABBB students by creating a series of classes and a curriculum that enhanced development through class discussion, individual assignments leading to creative endeavors, daily homework, and tests that allowed students to demonstrate “think to learn” growth. The group learning environment and effect meant that every student became an active participant, and parental involvement was especially beneficial. Her book I Can also Think to Learn: How Academic Stimulation leads to Growth in Students with Mild Intellectual Disabilities describes the results of a multifaceted four year journey of teaching and learning across disciplines, and explains how she and other LABBB staff developed and experimented with curriculum and testing designed to both challenge and excite struggling learners. We all know that school is a place where the concept of “learning how to think” is explored, and yet it is remarkable how struggling learners can enthusiastically “think to learn” as well. The book, and this evening’s talk shares what teachers and students did, and what and how they learned.

Marcia Steere is an author, parent, artist, and educational researcher. She has done research in education in conjunction with the Institute for International Education at Stockholm University and mathematical conception studies with Irene Muira of San Jose University. In addition to I Can also Think to Learn she is the author of an art book, Poems for my Coloring Book.

Omar’s Bistro, a restaurant created for former LABBB student Omar by his family, is the latest addition to Omar’s World of Comics & Pixel Paradise. From toasting and grinding their own spice blends, baking buns daily, and grinding their own burger blends in-house, Omar’s Bistro believes that the care put into food represents their mission statement as a company at large. Not only is Omar’s Bistro a place where the community can feel at home, but it is a place for collaborating on vocational training for those in need.

Please note: The $25 event fee includes dinner at Omar’s Bistro prior to the discussion.

Start Date: 05/03/23, 1 meeting
Class Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Day of Week: Wednesday
Location: Omar's Bistro, 20 Waltham St.
Instructor: Marcia Steere
Status: Running/Openings