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

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Sticks and Stones: Battling Bullying

This webinar will define bullying, its unique characteristics, and impact in the Jewish community. The focus of the webinar will be on what parents and educators can do to help children who are teased or socially excluded, and how we can work with all children to be socially responsible bystanders and create caring communities.

Date: November 12, 2014, 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.
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Getting Leor on the Guest List: Boosting Social Success for Your Students

Teachers play an integral role in facilitating social and emotional competence in their students. Within their academic curriculum, regular routines, and free play, teachers can instruct, model, and direct fundamental social skills that can generalize to all areas of life. Social expectations for various ages, capitalizing on “teachable moments”, and specific games and activities will be included.

Date: November 19, 2014, 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET
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All Over the Place to Keeping the Pace: Understanding Executive Function at Home and in School

If he is so bright, why does he struggle with keeping his materials organized? How can it be that she knows all the answers when I call on her but doesn’t pass a test? Why does he keep bothering his peers and then get upset when no one wants to play with him? This webinar will begin to answer these questions and present strategies so that you can help children like this stay focused, control their impulses, and keep themselves organized so they can be successful academically and socially.

Date: January 7, 2015, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
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Are You Thinking What I Think You’re Thinking? Nurturing Social Thinking In Children

For children who struggle with social learning, day to day life in school can be an enormous challenge. In this webinar, noted author and lecturer, Michelle Garcia Winner, shares some practical ideas for educators and parents to help children with social cognition challenges become better social thinkers and communicators. This session will focus on elementary school age children.

Registration Opens Monday, January 12, 2015
Date: February 17, 2015, 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET
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The Art of Teaching Rashi to the Struggling Student: Demands and Strategies

What do we expect from our students when teaching Rashi in the elementary school classroom? What demands and expectations are built into a child’s decoding and comprehension of Rashi and where are the breakdowns for children who struggle? This webinar examines the neuro-developmental systems that students need in order to be successful in reading and understanding Rashi. It suggests ways to reach more of our students and provides strategies to help the children who struggle.

Registration Opens Monday, January 12, 2015
Date: February 24, 2015, 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET
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She Said What?

This webinar is geared to help teachers use effective communication to solve common classroom challenges. Strategies to increase student participation and clarity of expressive language will be modeled. This webinar will also offer numerous techniques to empower teachers to reflect, validate, and reduce emotionality of student responses.

Registration Opens Monday, March 02, 2015
Date: April 29, 2015, 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET
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What, Me Worry? Understanding and Managing Anxiety in Our Children

This webinar will explore anxiety and the forms it takes in children and teens. Causes and situationally specific anxiety, such as test anxiety and speaking anxiety will be discussed. Strategies for parents and teachers to help those children and teens who struggle with anxiety will be offered, as well as metacognitive approaches that children and teens can learn to self-regulate their worries.

Registration Opens Monday, March 30, 2015
Date: May 13, 2015, 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET
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