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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Team Building Breakfast
with Barbara Kaiser
Nothing I do works! SupportingTeachers Who are Dealing with Challenging Behaviors.
November 4, 2017
Oak Hills Restaurant
on the Green- Norwalk
Breakfast Buffet @ 8:30
9:30 – 12:30
Click on the correct link below to register. Registration closes on 10/27
Thanks to our friends at The Children’s School in Stamford our members are welcome to attend the following workshops free of charge. The RSVP information is listed below.
Friends and Foes: Wonders and Woes
“Every interaction a child has, during the course of a day, influences the adult that child will become.”—JoAnn Deak, Ph.D.
Teachers can help children forge meaningful connections with their peers as well as the adults in their lives. As you well know, children sometimes experience emotional pain as well as joy in the process of finding their social niche. Dr. Deak explores how teachers can help children establish themselves socially in positive ways while also guiding them to minimize negative behaviors borne of frustration. Warm relationships are what we want for our students—indeed, for all children—and this workshop will provide a road map for assuring they develop. JoAnn Deak has spent more than 30 years as an educator and psychologist helping children develop into confident, competent adults. She is the author of four books: The Driver’s Manual for Your Adolescent Brain, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, How Girls Thrive andGirls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters. This workshop for teachers will be held at The Children’s School, 118Scofieldtown Road in Stamford, on Wednesday, November 8, at 4 p.m. Please add to each event: R.S.V.P. to Maureen Murphy at (203) 358-3210.
Building Resilience in Children
Resilience plays a critical role in sustaining children’s emotional health and well-being by helping them adapt to or overcome adversity. Yet too often it is perceived to be an inborn trait—a character trait one either possesses or lacks—rather than a skill or method of coping that can be learned. Dr. Frank Bartolomeo of the Southfield Center will offer teachers ideas for nurturing resilience in all children. By allowing children to experience discomfort and pain, and building their strength of character by asking them to contribute responsibly to the school community, teachers can help nurture this all-important life skill. This workshop for teachers will be held at The Children’s School, 118 Scofieldtown Road in Stamford, on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, at 4 p.m. Please add to each event: R.S.V.P. to Maureen Murphy at (203) 358-3210.
First Steps in Music
First Steps in Music is a researched-based, early-childhood music curriculum created by Dr. John Feierabend, a leader in the field of music education. The curriculum uses traditional folk songs, rhymes and classical masterworks to help guide children to becoming tuneful, “beat-ful” and artful. Through active participation in music and movement activities, workshop participants will learn how to further their young students’ musical growth with joy, imagination and wonder while preparing them for a lifetime of appreciating and participating in music. Workshop leader Chris Powers is one of the founding members of the Feierabend Association for Music Education (FAME) and currently serves as vice president of the board of directors. She is an endorsed teacher trainer for the First Steps in Music curriculum and received her degree in music from the Hartt School at the University of Hartford. This workshop for teachers will be held at The Children’s School, 118 Scofieldtown Road in Stamford, on Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 9 a.m. Please add to each event: R.S.V.P. to Maureen Murphy at (203) 358-3210.
Diane Levin ~ (Co-Author of “The War Play Dilemma”)
Handouts for October 21 Workshop