Laguna Beach PTA Coffee Break Wednesday May 18 2016

Denise Pope Courtesy of
Denise Pope Courtesy of

Laguna Beach Parent Teacher Association (PTA) hosts their monthly Coffee Break Wednesday May 18 2016 at 8:30am.
The Focus of the Meeting is The Well-Balanced Student: Avoiding Stress and Overscheduling

The Laguna Beach PTA Coffee Break is at The Hotel Laguna.

Hotel Laguna is located at 425 South Coast Highway.

A $10.00 donation is suggested.

The Well-Balanced Student: Avoiding Stress and Overscheduling with Denise Pope.

Today’s high-pressure, fast-paced culture can interfere with healthy child development.
When we are too focused on test scores, rote answers and grades, we may deny kids the time and energy they need to develop important skills for success – the ability to be independent, adaptable, ethical, and motivated, critical thinkers.
This workshop examines the tensions that can occur between students, parents, and educators over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition.
Parents will learn research-based strategies to create healthier home and school environments for their children.

In this presentation, you will learn:

How students today are coping–or not–with the academic pressure they face
Ways to reduce school stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement
Strategies to increase resilience, creativity, critical thinking and well-being for your child

Denise Pope Ph.D., a senior lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education.
She is the author of the recent book, Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids (Jossey Bass, July 2015).
For the past sixteen years, she has specialized in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning.
She has been featured on CNN, World News Tonight, the Today Show, NPR, and several other television and radio programs.

This lecture is possible thanks to a grant from St. Joseph Hospital.

You may Register Online.

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