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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.

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

Too many of us dread giving feedback whether it be to our students or faculty. That changes with “feedforward,” a partnership approach to managing people and performance. Based on proven communication and coaching techniques, feedforward shifts the message and methods of traditional feedback through powerful, two-way conversation. Educators at all levels will become more skilled at developing a dialogue focused around their students’ and employees’ goals, growth, and long-term contribution. You will gain actionable insights into the neuroscience of effective feedback, and develop practical tools to recognize and develop the full potential of those with whom you work.

Date: May 14, 2019 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Joe Hirsch