Talks & Workshops
Over the years, we've learned a lot about how to help students do their best work, and we love to share our expertise with Chicagoland schools, organizations, and parent groups. In addition to giving talks on a wide variety of subjects, we also offer executive functioning workshops to middle school and high school students and their parents.
Executive Functioning Workshop
We offer hands-on workshops for parents and students to teach the executive functioning skills that are so critical to academic success. These workshops are intended for students in grades 6 – 12 and teach concrete strategies for organization, time management, and studying. Students practice with their own materials and work during the workshop so that they can apply the strategies on their own afterwards!
Developing Executive Functioning Skills
From setting up an organizational system, to building routines, to encouraging effective study habits, there’s a lot parents and teachers can do to help students build executive functioning skills. In this talk, we outline practical strategies for organization, time management, and study skills, which are so critical for academic success. This presentation is recommended for parents and teachers of students in grades five through twelve.
Nurturing Persistence in Learners
Utilizing research done by Carol Dweck in her book Mindset, we discuss the benefits of a “growth mindset." We give practical strategies for how you can encourage your children to pursue challenges and view mistakes as opportunities for growth. This presentation is appropriate for parents and teachers of students from preschool to adulthood.
It isn’t uncommon for middle- and high-school students to suddenly become unmotivated in school. We’ll discuss the complex psychology behind motivation and how to help students rediscover their passion for learning. This presentation is recommended for parents and teachers of students in grades six through twelve.
The Junior Year or High School Entrance Test Process
We’ll discuss the ins and outs of the testing process, including when to get started with prep, how each test is different, how to choose the right test for your child, and how to manage anxiety in high-pressure situations. This presentation is ideal for parents and teachers of students in grades nine through eleven.
Building Routines for Academic Success
We’ll provide you with practical tools and tips to help your children establish good academic habits. We’ll discuss how to strike a balance between being supportive and over-helping, and how to develop a positive relationship with your children around homework. This presentation is appropriate for parents and teachers of students from preschool to adulthood.