Effective Strategies for Back to School
virtual event on September 26
Session One: Getting Organized for
Back to School
Ellen Delap, Certified
the challenges ahead in Back to School are continued work from home and school
at home, anxiety about illness, gauging your kids’ academic success and
balancing social interaction. Facing these uncertain times, we can be
intentional with how we organize and prioritize to create school success.
Certified Professional Organizer Ellen Delap will share tips on the foundations
for family communication, organization and academic success.
will be able to
family meetings and calendars.
a space for learning.
how to support yourself and your family.
routines to help all your family navigate the school year successfully.
Session Two: Effective Teaching Strategies
Robin Rettie, M.Ed.
number one challenge for parents and educators is behavior that impedes
learning. Capturing and maintaining a child’s attention to stay on task long
enough is the ultimate goal, but how is that done without constantly reminding
a child to complete a task? What makes a child wiggle, twist, and turn, or even
become defiant or have a full-blown meltdown? When providing an anchor for all
children to feel safe, setting clear expectations, and imparting ownership of
behavior onto a child the outcome benefits a child for a lifetime. Robin’s
session provides specific strategies to sustain learning for the child. Providing an anchor, accessing the beauty of
the unseen in a child, and establishing expectations for you first and then the
child sets you and the child up for success. You can navigate a child’s participation with less stress when
utilizing effective teaching strategies that truly work!
will be able to:
neuroscience blended with cognitive development
knowledge of learning environment triggers – strategies to reduce stimulus
allowing the brain to calm to increase attention to tasks
evidence-based teaching strategies demystifying a child’s behavior in
partnership with the child to instill taking ownership
approaches to wrap both parent/child and teacher/child in peace and joy
Session Three:Back to School Behavior
Candace Floyd, M.Ed.
The start to the
2020-21 school year is unlike any we've experienced before. Many people are
wondering how to make the most of virtual learning at home. Others are trying
to ensure the best possible transition from virtual to in-person instruction.
For parents of students with disabilities, there are so many questions about
the school year ahead. Whether or not your student receives 504/special
education services, it is more important than ever for parents and educators to
communicate about the needs of all students and how they can be met. The
session presented by Candice Floyd will include practical behavior strategies
for parents, caregivers, educators, service providers, and administrators that
can be implemented both in home and at school.
Participants will be able to:
- implement proactive behavior support
- understand and design effective reward
- provide support to students during
- become a collaborative member of a
student's planning team.