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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.


Many children have times when they struggle with homework. Understanding the challenges your child is facing can help you defuse homework battles before they start. From homework contracts to breaking down assignments, you will learn tips, strategies and resources to help you and your child establish good study habits and stop homework hassles before they begin.

Date: Nov 13, 2018 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Amanda Morin

This presentation will introduce you to the core social skills, communication tools, and conflict resolution techniques necessary to help students solve problems independently of teacher intervention. You will learn how to create socially safe classrooms with unified rules and expectations, integrate problem solving skills into daily lessons, discuss the importance of ‘seeking first to understand’, explore different problem solving models, and include parents in the appropriate scaffolding and support of students’ social development.

Date: Dec 19, 2018 @ 8:30 pm -9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Zipora Schuck

We all know that uncomfortable feeling – we have to have one of those uncomfortable conversations with our children or our students. Whether it is discussing substance use, challenging behaviors, dealing with peer pressure, family issues, loss and trauma, or substance abuse, it can be difficult to find the words, tone, and context. This webinar will consider how to set the stage for having meaningful and successful conversations even around difficult topics. You will learn about timing, language, the critical role of empathetic listening, and validation. Developmental issues as they impact how much we say to children of various ages will also be included.

Date: Apr 09, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Dr. Rona Novick