By Kate Rogers, Special to the Independent The most recent Coffee Break provided parents a simple and powerful tool for transforming their children’s learning experience from one of anxiety to one of excitement and success. Emily Diehl, of Mindset Works, described the research-based thesis of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, which holds that children enjoy learning […]
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Linda and Richard Eyre will speak about entitlement at next week’s Coffee Break from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course. Their talk will center on the contents of their latest book, “The Entitlement Trap,” in which the Eyres detail a solution to the sense […]
By Kate Rogers, Special to the Independent The most recent Coffee Break provided parents a simple and powerful tool for transforming their children’s learning experience from one of anxiety to one of excitement and success. Emily Diehl, of Mindworks, described the research-based thesis of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck, which holds that children enjoy learning when […]
By Kate Rogers, Special to the Independent Clinical neurologist and educator Dr. Judy Willis discussed the application of neuroscience to practical aspects of child rearing during a recent PTA Coffee Break workshop. As Dr. Willis unbundled her concepts, listeners realized that in simple and easy-to-apply techniques parents really could make a difference in unlocking […]
By Kate Rogers, Special to the Independent Meike Lemmens, certified in parent effectiveness training, helped parents understand the impact of their communications with children during last week’s Coffee Break parent-education talk at the Aliso Creek Inn. About 75 parents and educators actively participated during a lively session where Lemmons defined behaviors parents try to influence. […]
As part of the Coffee Break series on Wednesday, Nov. 28, Dr. Jerry Weichman, a clinical psychologist and adolescent specialist, will be speaking on parenting today’s teens and pre-teens at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course from 8:30-10:30 a.m. The presentation will include the latest trends in the teen environment, how to parent more […]
By Kate Rogers, Special to the Independent PTA’s Coffee Break kicked-off the season last week by welcoming leaders and catching up parents on the latest district developments. Welcomed were Supt. Sherine Smith and new Asst. Supt. Deni Christiansen. Also present were high school Principal Joanne Culverhouse, Thurston Principal Jenny Salberg, El Morro Principal Chris Duddy, […]
His Insights Reveal Differences in Children’s Natures Bestselling author Michael Gurian, an advocate for applying brain research about gender differences to learning in homes, schools, the work place and public policy, speaks Wednesday, May 23, at 8:30 a.m. at Aliso Creek Inn, the final Coffee Break parent-education workshop of the school year. A $10 donation […]
Top Employee Also a County Finalist School district technology technician Long Le, selected as classified employee of the year, is also one of six finalists for a similar award by the county’s Education Department. The award pays tribute to the efforts of non-teaching school employees. Supt. Sherine Smith said “Long provides technical help and assistance […]
Arming Kids to Resist Pressure to Drink By Kate Rogers, Special to the Independent Brenda Conlan acted as a lightning rod for community angst around “social host” drinking by teens at last week’s PTA-sponsored Coffee Break talk at Aliso Creek Inn. School district Superintendent Sherine Smith and City Council member Verna Rollinger were also […]
Brenda Conlan’s truthful account of her own adolescence, derailed by early addiction to drugs, gives special credibility to her presentation as the featured speaker in PTA’s Coffee Break education series on Wednesday, March 21. The talk about the myths about drug and alcohol use takes place at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course […]
Local psychologist and family therapist Thomas Habib of Mission Psychological Consultants spoke on “Love, Discipline and Achievement” in Coffee Break’s evening forum last week. Habib focuses on developing practical skills for disciplining and emphasizes that the goal of maintaining a solid discipline in the family is to develop the valuable skill of a kid’s own […]
The national discussion about childhood obesity took a local turn last week during Coffee Break as the school district’s foodservice manager Debra Appel and local dietician Melanie Silverman described local nutritional practices in schools and common-sense guidelines.