Thursday January 28th, 2016 at 7pm in the School Arts Room.
Dr. Tim Pychyl, Director of the Centre for Initiative in Education and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University presents: Why don’t they just do it? Understanding our children’s procrastination. Link to see more information – Click Here
Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm in the School Arts Room.
Natalia McPhedran, Author and Digital Parenting Coach, presents: 4 Ways to Keep Kids in Check on Social Media. Link to see more information – Click Here
Dr. Tim Pychyl, Director of the Centre for Initiative in Education and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Carleton University presents: Why don’t they just do it? Understanding our children’s procrastination on Thursday January 28th, 2016 at 7pm in the school gym.
As parents know, procrastination begins early with our kids saying things like,
“I don’t feel like it.”
“I don’t want to.”
“I’ll feel more like it tomorrow.”
“I’ll do more on the weekend.”
In fact, research reveals that 95% of students report procrastinating on their school work. Many are troubled by this needless delay, as it is related to poorer academic performance, decreased well-being and even health problems.
In this 1-hour presentation with Q&A, Dr. Tim Pychyl will summarize why we procrastinate, the consequences of this self-regulation failure and strategies for change. Together we’ll look at how to solve the procrastination puzzle with a particular emphasis on the development of emotional intelligence and skills to enhance willpower.
Tim is also a Huntley parent where his children are in grades 3 and 5. He has been researching and writing about procrastination for over 20 years. The author of Solving the Procrastination Puzzle: A concise Guide to Strategies for Change (Tarcher / Penguin, 2013), Tim has traveled across the country consulting and speaking to a wide range of professionals and school groups. To learn more before the session, see procrastination.ca for access to Tim’s research, Psychology Today blog or iProcrastinate podcast.
Natalia McPhedran, Author and Digital Parenting Coach, presents: 4 Ways to Keep Kids in Check on Social Media on Wednesday, February 24th at 7pm in the Arts Room.
During a shocking 1 hour presentation, Natalia demystifies the digital world showing parents:
• How to teach your children about: What NOT to share, how to use social media safely, the dangers of posting too much, how some posts can harm their future reputation, why some teens are now being charged with possession and distribution of child pornography.
• Guidelines for teaching self regulation and responsible use to help prevent addiction.
• Why children are getting addicted to video games and social media.
• How to connect with your children so that they will want to follow your rules.
• Tricks tweens are using to get around parental controls
*Not appropriate for children *
Natalia’s presentations have been applauded across Ontario for helping children develop self regulating habits to avoid gaming addiction and excessive use of social media.
See what other schools and parents are saying: http://www.nataliacoachingyou.ca/testimonials/
Our first Speaker Series presentation with Dr Jo-Anne LeFevre was amazing. Many parents attended to learn more about how their children learn math. Here are some details about the next two presentations scheduled in February and April. Don’t miss it !
Reducing Bullying: Teaching Relationship Solutions
presented by Dr. Tina Daniels (Carleton University)
Wednesday, February 26th at 7pm in the Arts Room at Huntley Centennial
We have come to understand bullying as a relationship problem. This relationship perspective helps focus attention on building relationship skills in all children and youth. Relationship solutions can change the dynamic so that bullying behavior no longer produces gratification for the child or youth who is engaging in it. Long-term solutions are developed within the context of healthy and caring relationships with others. We are challenged with the task of changing our social milieu by focusing on building skills that are incompatible with bullying that will modify students’ behaviour. Come out and join our dialogue about this important issue.
Speaking Up for the Quiet Ones: Shy and Anxious Children at School
presented by Dr. Robert Coplan (Carleton University)
Wednesday, April 9th at 7pm in the Arts Room at Huntley Centennial
For many young children, it is a common experience to feel somewhat wary or nervous when meeting unfamiliar people or encountering new situations. However, about 15% of young children are considered extremely shy, routinely experiencing fear and anxiety in social contexts to a degree that hinders their abilities to interact with other children. The school environment represents a particular challenge for shy children. This talk will highlight the development of shyness in childhood, with a particular focus on shy and anxious children’s school adjustment – and on what parents and teachers can do to help out.
SAVE THE DATE!
Wednesday 22nd January 2014 at 7pm
Huntley Centennial School Gym
Are you interested in finding out how children learn math & how we might best help them be successful?
Q&A session will follow the presentation so please bring your questions!
Huntley Centennial Parent Council Presents:
Dr Jo-Anne LeFevre
Director of Institute of Cognitive Science
Free refreshments available
For more info contact Sue Grant : firstname.lastname@example.org