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Online Learning During COVID-19: Anna Marczewska Webinar

What Do You Do When Your Home Suddenly Becomes Your Classroom


Speaker: Anna Marczewska, B.Ed. M.A.

Date of original recording: Nov 09, 2020


Although the webinar is geared towards students, it can be of benefit to parents, teachers, tutors, and others who are in contact with the targeted student population. For most senior high school and post-secondary students, online learning is not something they have chosen, but a necessity imposed on them.

Some students thrive in the online environment; others say that sitting alone in front of a screen all day zaps motivation. Successful online learning depends on two, equally important factors: what teachers bring to the virtual classroom and how well students can adapt to this new situation. Academic success in these challenging times requires a new skill set.

What kind of an online learner are you? Do you have the necessary skills to be successful in your online courses? Are there resources and tips that could be helpful to you?

This webinar will provide students in Secondary 3,4 & 5, Cegep, and university with strategies regarding:

  • Motivation and attention Study skills and organization
  • Physical and emotional well-being
  • Handling group work
  • Social media safety and netiquette


Anna Marczewska, B.Ed. M.A. is a pedagogical counselor at the Academic Skills Centre at Dawson College. She supports students, especially those with second language acquisition difficulties and learning disabilities (often undiagnosed), in their development of self-regulation strategies for learning and writing skills. In her work, she focuses on practical aspects of learning and on the importance of social learning, including peer support.


Improv for Happiness – An Albert Nerenberg Webinar

The Science Of Fun Applied


The Pandemic forced us all online for better or worse. What if there was a way to make online connecting fun, joyful, and energizing?

Improv for Happiness is a new technique that marries the energies of improv and laughter with an effective online style that works.

It’s easy and it builds focus, good feelings, and connection.


Expect to learn some new online connection and energy skills in this workshop directed by Laughologist and Filmmaker Albert Nerenberg (Laughology) and Energy Medicine Expert Sarah Knight.



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Leading Our Children Back to School

Eva de Gosztonyi webinar recording from Aug 24, 2020


This webinar will be of interest to parents, grandparents, early childhood educators, teachers, and anyone who interacts with children on a regular basis.


Topic: How can we lead our children back to school amid all of the changes COVID-19 has brought? What do we do with their worries (and ours), as we face uncharted waters? How do we prepare them for physical distancing and other new regulations that schools will have to impose? This webinar will address these questions and more. It will help parents to take the lead with their children and give them some tips for managing the emotions and behaviours that will arise as a result of this new way of being in schools.

Please note that this presentation will NOT deal with the medical aspects of COVID-19, nor specific rules in each school. Rather, it addresses the emotional needs of our children as we prepare them to re-enter school.


Speaker: Eva de Gosztonyi, M.A. is a psychologist who has worked for over 45 years in schools across Canada. She is the Co-ordinator of the Centre of Excellence for Behaviour Management, a support to the ten English School Boards of Quebec, helping them to provide effective interventions for students with behavioural disorders using the Neufeld attachment-based developmental approach that is informed by neuroscience and an understanding of the effects of trauma.

Why Play Is Important

Eva de Gosztonyi webinar recording from June 29, 2020


The brain has two hemispheres – Left and Right

The Left hemisphere is used to learn facts and focus in on details and rules. It wants the answer.

The Right hemisphere looks at the whole picture and makes sense of lots of details. It considers the context.

The right hemisphere requires EXPERIENCES, not INFORMATION to develop. AND SO THE NEED FOR PLAY – LOTS OF PLAY

Presenter: Eva de Gosztonyi, psychologist Organizer: Montreal Centre for Learning Disabilities

Fun Ways To Keep Children Active

Tim Miller webinar recording from Aug 07, 2020


Parents: Have physical distancing protocols and avoidance of group activities made it difficult for you to keep your kids physically active and engaged?

From mini hand hockey to toilette paper bowling, Tim Miller shares 17 different indoor and outdoor activities for children 4 years and up to keep them active.

Here’s what to expect in this webinar –

Part 1 – why move
Part 2 – how to move
Part 3 – how to move during a pandemic
Part 4 – tool kit