Apr
18
1:30 pm13:30

Competition and Cooperation in the Classroom

A staff development conversation on the roles of competition and cooperation in schools. We will explore the strengths and pitfalls of each, consider gender tendencies with regard to competition and develop strategies to use both cooperation and competition more thoughtfully. French American International School, Portland, OR.

Apr
15
2:00 pm14:00

Keeping Perspective and Staying Connected: A Full Day Workshop on Parenting Teens

Adolescence represents a time of intense change for teens and their families. This workshop will provide you with an opportunity to calmly consider what’s working well in your family and steps you can take to improve behavior and relationships. Through presentation, video clips and small group conversations we will explore: setting appropriate limits, monitoring technology, talking to teens about risky behavior, and communication styles that work. Download workshop flyer. Presented at Cedarwood Waldorf School in SW Portland, OR.

Apr
14
1:30 pm13:30

Preparing For High School

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.

Apr
10
1:30 pm13:30

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

This youth workshop will focus on the role that students play in creating a classroom climate that supports all students. Through activities and discussion we will explore the range of ways in which students negatively impact their peers and begin to practice techniques to support each other to be their best. All Saints School Portland, OR.

Feb
27
1:30 pm13:30

The Role Parents Play in a Positive Classroom Climate

We know that classroom climate supports academic success.  It can be difficult to know when and how to get involved in your child’s social life. How do we know what is typical and acceptable behavior and when the behavior has crossed a line? How can we help our children develop better skills at developing and keeping friends? When should I let my child work out problems and when should I intervene? How do I help my child become a gracious winner and a gracious loser. This 90 minute interactive presentation will offer ideas for keeping perspective on your child’s social world. St Rose School, Portland, OR.

Feb
8
2:30 pm14:30

Family Enrichment Series: Understanding Cooperation and Competition

This parenting workshop will discuss the roles of competition and cooperation across childhood developmental stages. Our conversation will consider the self-esteem movement and how that has led organizations and families to believe that everyone must win. We will contrast that with the work of Kristin Neff and the importance of self-compassion. We will explore such specifics such as being a gracious winner, moving on from loss, and balancing cooperation with competition. French American International School, Portland, OR.

Feb
7
2:30 pm14:30

Supporting Your Boys in School

Look at the data describing how boys are doing in their schools and communities. Consider the role that nature and nurture plays on boys’ development. Learn strategies to maintain your relationship with boys and help them to be successful in school. Bonny Slope Elementary School, Beaverton, OR.

Jan
11
2:30 pm14:30

Preparing For The Teen Years

This presentation will review aspects of typical development of pre-teen and adolescent children focusing on their academic, socio-emotional, behavioral growth, in addition to the variability between boys and girls and provide practical communication skills we can all use with children as we support their growth. St. John Fisher School, Portland, OR.

Nov
1
2:30 pm14:30

Building on Strengths: Helping Boys Succeed in School Part 2

This staff 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, and utilizing literary strategies that tend to work for boys, including managing elements of violence and humor in boys’ writing. Bridlemile Elementary School, Portland, OR.

Oct
19
2:30 pm14:30

Building on Strengths: Helping Boys Succeed in School Part 1

Many aspects of schools are not sympathetic to boys relational and learning styles. This staff 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. Bridlemile Elementary School, Portland, OR.

Oct
7
2:30 pm14:30

Making The Most of Adolescent Wellness Screenings

This professional presentation for physicians working with adolescents will discuss best practices in the adolescent wellness screening using harm reduction and motivational interviewing strategies. Providence Medical Group Fall Pediatric Conference, St Vincent Hospital, Portland, OR