We all know parenting teens is challenging. As a parent, when you are trying to cope with your own issues, how do you support your teenage kid(s) when they are struggling with record levels of stress, anxiety, and helplessness?
Speaker: Dr. Nancy Heath | James McGill Professor in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University, Associate Dean of Research & Innovation, and Director of the DAIR research team.
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.
This webinar was specially created for parents. Does your child struggle with math, or reading, or learning new things? Do you find that your child has a very short attention span? It can be normal for children to struggle with certain things, while do well with others. It can also be a sign of Attention Deficiency Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and/or learning disabilities. In this webinar, Linda Aber explains what signs to keep an eye on if you have such questions.
About Linda Aber
As a mother of two adults with ADHD and LD, Linda knows the challenges and heartwarming fulfilment that come from raising children with learning disabilities. Since 1996, Linda has worked with more than 3600 families, and she’s certified as an Attachment Parent Coach, Theraplay® Group Specialist, HeartMath® Anxiety/Anger Reduction Practitioner, and Family Life Educator. All of that education and experience is funneled into one goal: empowering you with the skills you need to become a positive difference-maker in your child’s life, so that they can reach their full potential as a confident and independent adult.
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.