Dr. Christine Powell
Making a difference in the lives of students drives her work, and she is continually integrating research-based pedagogy into her practice. Her drive to stay current in education research and best practices has led Christine to pursue specialized training using multi-sensory approaches to learning (Orton-Gillingham & Wilson Reading systems), as well as undergoing targeted training in executive functioning and behavior management.
When working with students, Christine utilizes a strength-based approach, which considers each student’s unique learning profiles. Lessons are individually planned and built around the strengths, interests, talents, and experiences of learners. Her methods are a unique blend of research-based practices, brain science, mental models, and shared learning goals. A key factor in a student‘s success is connecting to a positive teacher/mentor. This research is a part of the reason she founded LearningByConnecting.
Her students continue to inspire and fuel her own learning. She is a Fulbright Scholar; Google Educator; Accessibility expert with UCLA Smarter Balanced Consortium; Education Conference Presenter, published researcher (peer-reviewed) (JAASEP/NASET) and writes on access and equity issues centered on students with diverse learning needs. Christine has two children, Conner and Callahan, and currently resides in Southern California.