Hidden Sparks Without Walls/Parent Connection is a webinar series that offers parents a way to deepen their understanding of learning and behavior. Hidden Sparks Without Walls/Teacher Track is a webinar series designed for educators and administrators serving Jewish day schools.

How can we use the science and knowledge of human behavior to support our children in all areas? This webinar will address myths about rewards and punishments and offer suggestions regarding motivating rewards that have No Salt, No Sugar, and Cost No Money.

Date: Nov 16, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Rona Novick

Many people think the words “tantrum” and “meltdown” mean the same thing, and they can look very similar when you see a child having one. But for children with sensory processing or self-regulation challenges, a meltdown is very different from a tantrum. This webinar, in partnership with Understood.org will help you understand the differences and will provide you with strategies so that you can respond in a way that better supports your child.

Date: Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Amanda Morin

This webinar will provide you with crucial information regarding the technology that our children are accessing. While a healthy exposure to technology is beneficial, we also want to recognize the risks and possible pitfalls that are present. In addition, this presentation will inform you of the ins and outs of many popular apps so that you can feel up to date on tools your children might be logging on to.

Date: Feb 08, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Rabbis Ephraim Clair and Dov Hochbaum

Are you exhausted from managing every assignment? From solving every conflict? From never having time to yourself? We all want our children to be happy, successful, and well-supported, but it’s hard to know how much to be involved in our children’s lives – and when to step back. This workshop will help you think about how to find the right balance for your family between giving your children the space they need to become self-reliant and still making sure that they are able to cope with the challenges of today’s world.

Date: Mar 21, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Yoni Schwab

Every child will face challenges, whether because of their own learning profile or temperament, or outside factors such as illness, family stress, and tragic events. Even seemingly mundane bumps in the road, such as a lost ballgame, failed test, or waning friendship, require children to be resilient, to manage even when life is not how you would want it to be. Resilience is supported by a set of teachable skills that parents and teachers can help children develop. This webinar discusses those skills and the strategies that can help children use them as tools throughout their lives.
Date: May 16, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Rona Novick