Kathleen Cotter Lawler

Kathleen Cotter Lawler

2018 CHOIS Convention Featured Speaker

Kathleen Cotter Lawler-2016

Right Start Math

Kathleen Cotter Lawler is the daughter of Dr. Joan A. Cotter, author and creator
of the RightStartTM Mathematics program. She was one of the first children to grow up under the Activities for Learning principles. Kathleen has a degree in Home Economics from the University of Minnesota and two Masters Degrees from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. Kathleen is the mother of four children ages 20 to 25. Three of the Lawler children have graduated from North Dakota State University and the youngest is attending college at the University of Minnesota.
Kathleen is currently responsible for program development support, marketing, sales, and general management. She travels all across the U.S. and Canada, sharing the RightStart mission of helping children understand, apply, and enjoy mathematics. She is currently leading an online class with a group of middle-school

Building a Solid Math Foundation

Who is going to build a house by starting with the walls? Without a solid foundation, those walls may hold up for a bit but eventually will come crashing down. Math is a lot like building a house. We need to start with a strong foundation and build up from there. It doesn’t have to be hard! Come and see how easy it is to teach math.

Mom, Don’t Make Me Think – Just  Tell Me The Answer

As a teacher, it’s so easy to give the answer, isn’t it? Oh, that’s right… you don’t do that. How long do you allow a child to think before you start helping them? Sometimes we need to be quiet and let them wrestle with the problem to discover the answer. Do you know that children will learn better and remember things longer when they discover the solution? The goal is to provide a way for them to learn how to solve problems. How might you go about doing this? Come to this workshop and find out how to help your child think their way through math.

Let’s Play Math Games!

Are you tired of flashcards? Does your child cry when you give another timed math fact test? Are you beating your head against the wall because your child can’t seem to remember the multiples of 7? This workshop will show you fabulous and effective alternatives to worksheets and flashcards by playing easy and fun math card games. Imagine your kids asking to practice their math facts more! Come and discover games to help your child learn their math facts.

Fractions: From Fear to Fun!

Do you remember the groans in math class when the word “fraction” was brought up? Well, there is a better and less painful way of teaching fractions! Fractions are, dare I say, fun when they are taught the right way. So, what’s the right way to teach them? Come and discover how to approach fractions. Experience the beauty and simplicity of fractions!

Teach Math to a Child with Learning Challenges

Teaching is not for the faint of heart. Mix in a child with learning challenges and you may end up becoming very discouraged, and possibly, ready to throw in the towel. Be encouraged, you are NOT alone. Whether your child has been diagnosed with a learning challenge or simply doesn’t “get” math, come to this workshop to learn some teaching strategies and techniques. Help your child overcome those learning challenges and succeed in math.

Memorizing Math Facts without Tears

People, especially children, are visual learners. Approaching math from a visual perspective using an abacus is a sure-fire path to success! Learn how an abacus fosters quantity recognition and develops addition strategies. Investigate place value in a crystal clear format. Explain “borrowing and carrying” when adding and subtracting numbers. Discover the simplicity of multiplication. Come to this workshop and find the easy way to learn the math facts.

Committed to helping parents fulfill their God-given right and responsibility to educate their own children.