School speaker series for parents: Video of “Managing School-Related Goals” presentation; two more dates to save

by beth on December 6, 2016

Above: Practical Strategies for Establishing and Managing School-Related Goals at Home presentation on November 14th. (Video posted to YouTube by Southborough Access Media)

Last month, Trottier hosted the first part of this year’s Speaker Series through the Northborough-Southborough School District. Parents were invited to hear “Practical Strategies for Establishing and Managing School-Related Goals at Home”.

The presentation by Educational Consultant Linda Gross was held in mid-November. If you missed it, it’s not too late to take advantage of her advice. Southborough Access Media posted the video to share with the community. Click the video above to learn strategies for helping kids to set goals and manage their own school work.

The session was the first of three keynotes in this year’s speaker series. Assistant Superintendent Gregory Martineau described this year’s focus as “centering on students’ social and emotional well-being.”

The next free talk is Thursday, January 12th, 6:30 to 8:00 pm  in Algonquin’s Black Box Theatre. Kerry Wilkins, MD, a Psychiatry Specialist will present “The Interface of the Brain and the Mind on Resiliency – How to Use Biological and Psychological Principles to Help Children Strive for Success”

Wilkins will focus on the importance of promoting resiliency in schools and at home.

Topics for discussion include:

  • the biology of resiliency
  • how the brain develops
  • the importance of making sure these factors are developed and strengthened
  • and the importance of parental modeling in a child’s capacity with regard to internal self-perception and cognitive skills.

On April 13th, Jerry Shultz, Ph.D., a Clinical Neruopsychologist and author, will present “Stress: the Breakfast of Champions – How to put kids at the cusp of confidence and on the path to success”. The session will take place at Melican School in the Band Room. (That’s Robert E Melican Middle School at 145 Lincoln Street, Northborough.)

Both of those sessions will also be recorded for broadcast and posting by SAM and Northborough Cable.

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