Parents and Caregivers 2017-04-26T03:20:19+00:00

Education Solutions

Parents and Caregivers

We are pleased to offer a wide variety of keynotes, seminars, and consulting. We customize to the audience, based on our conversations with the client, so please contact us today and let us put the right program together for you!

Presentation Description:
Participants gain an understanding of how adolescent girls make moral choices and how those choices affect their relationships. Susan explains the transition from girl to woman and the implications for moral development, the power behind the media, and its role in moulding young women.
Because relationships and connectedness are so important to females, they will often conform to society’s expectations rather than stick up for their true selves. Susan addresses how to be positive role models for girls, key issues in their relationships, and how our social environment shapes their attitudes. Participants will learn practical skills and strategies to assist girls to be strong and peaceful and to become clear, focused, and centered.
Preferred Program Length: 2 1/2 hours
Target Audience: Parents, teachers, and others who work with youth
Grade-Level Appropriateness: Grades 6-12

Presentation Description:
Stress is one of the most common words used today. How often do you hear the following: “I’m so stressed out.” “My students are stressing out.” “I wonder if my child is stressed about something.” What is stress? Where does it come from? How does stress affect the balance of our lives? What does it do to our memory? Student test scores? What can I do about stress? In this interactive workshop we will discuss these questions and discover options to help ourselves, our students and families understand and cope with stress.
Preferred Program Length: 1 1/2 to 3 hours
Target Audience: Parents, teachers, and other adults who work with youth.
Grade-Level Appropriateness: General Audiences

Presentation Description:
Promote better grades, higher test scores and improved reading comprehension through a passionate focus on building vocabulary. Vocabulary is the single biggest indicator of success. This workshop focuses on how to help youth build better vocabularies using fun, effective strategies and tools.
Preferred Program Length: 1 1/2 hours
Target Audience: Parents, teachers, and others who work with youth
Grade-Level Appropriateness: All grade levels

Presentation Description:
Are we, by allowing our children to be exposed to violence on TV, movies, and video games, setting up an environment that physically changes the brain by making it ‘good at’ thinking violently? How is the media affecting our children’s brains? What can we do to counter media conditioning? Violence in the media is a problem with devastating consequences. Not only are our children being conditioned to think in terms of combat, to think of it as entertainment, and to accept it as normal, but there is also strong evidence indicating that it physically alters the brain. Learn what parents and educators can do to take action!

  1. Gain a general awareness of the physical effect of media violence on the brain.
  2. Gain an understanding of the possible long-term impact of media violence on our society.
  3. Learn what we can do to counter the effect of media violence

Media violence impacts the physical brain. Most people think its effect is purely psychological and minimize the danger it presents. An awareness of the physical impact is sobering and motivates people to take steps to address it.
Preferred Program Length: 2 1/2 hours
Target Audience: Parents, teachers, and other adults who work with youth.
Grade-Level Appropriateness: K-12

Presentation Description:
Help children finish homework assignments successfully! Get answers to questions that parents and people who care for elementary students often ask about homework. Learn simple strategies for memorizing facts, keeping learning fun, and ways to organize assignments so that they are manageable.

Buy the book: Please Help Me With My Homework

Preferred Program Length: 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours
Target Audience: Parents and caregivers
Grade-Level Appropriateness: Elementary school

Presentation Description:
In this session, participants will be offered a smorgasbord of web-based tools and free portable applications to enhance learning without requiring any installation on the computer. The tools and applications offered in this session allow teachers to apply classroom-proven, brain-based teaching techniques that are “Good for all, critical for students with special needs.” in their 21st century classrooms in ways that reach all learners.
Whether students are gifted, struggling learners, or have special needs, participants will leave this workshop with technology-centered strategies to differentiate instruction. These free resources and applications can be used on any web enabled, MS Windows PC with minimal preparation or set up.
Note: Discussion of iPad and Mac OS tools may be incorporated where appropriate.
Preferred Program Length: 2 hours
Target Audience: Parents, teachers, and students who use technology for learning
Grade-Level Appropriateness: All grade levels

Presentation Description:
Get answers to questions that assist secondary education and college students to be successful in school and on tests. Learn simple strategies for memorizing facts, taking tests, and organizing assignments so they are manageable.

Buy the book: Umm… Studying? What’s That?

Preferred Program Length: 1 1/2 hours to 4 hours
Target Audience: Parents and students
Grade-Level Appropriateness: High school and college students

Train-the-Trainer and Professional Development Kits

Many schools and districts today are looking for ways to maximize the return on the time and money spent for professional development. We have always worked hard to provide programs that have a positive lasting effect and provide growth opportunities that carry over into practice, long after the “training day.” Our latest efforts, at the request of our customers, are our professional development book study kits.

Originally developed as a stand-alone, self-guided, graduate credit course, these programs have evolved into a facilitated, on-site, train-the-trainer program that has become very popular with schools and districts interested in training key staff to mentor and support other staff.

We are currently offering these program “kits” for two of our most popular books:

If you are looking for a professional development solution that extends beyond the reach of a one day seminar, this may be the program for you! These offerings are so big that they each have their own page, so click on the links above and let us know how we can help you.

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