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. Duniway Elementary School, Portland, OR.
We live in an age of increasing anxiety. The influence of technology and increasing expectations on our children leave many parents and kids anxious and worried. This workshop addresses the physiological impact of stress on our lives and offers strategies to support our children and ourselves. North Clackamas School district, Milwaukie, OR.
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.