Boys’ academic challenges are well documented. This parent presentation looks at how parents can support their son’s academic progress. We will look closely at organizational skills, making school relevant, advocating for your son, and finding more success with reading and writing. The Madeleine School, Portland, OR.
Many aspects of schools are not sympathetic to boys relational and learning styles. This staff development workshop examines the data on how boys are doing in schools, reviews boys unique developmental issues, and shares strategies for incorporating more movement into the classroom, utilizing literary strategies that tend to work for boys, improving boys relational capacity, and managing elements of violence and humor in boys’ writing. Sunset Elementary School, Vancouver, WA.
The transition to high school presents many new pressures and opportunities. During this two hour workshop 8th grade boys will participate in activities that will assist them in thinking about what lies ahead. We will consider such topics facing alcohol and other drug use, issues of sexuality, managing stress and preparing for academic success as a high school student. French American International School, Portland, OR.