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.

Like most educators, you probably have children in your class who struggle with anxiety. When children and teens are anxious in school they may have a hard time absorbing new information or retrieving previously learned information. This webinar will offer you a basic understanding of anxiety along the developmental trajectory with a focus on how it manifests in a school setting. Tips, strategies and techniques will be offered to facilitate students learning to ‘live in the gray,’ relax and gain from classroom instruction.

Date: Feb 21, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Zipora Schuck

We all know that being able to concentrate and focus for sustained periods is a skill that students need to develop in order to be successful in school. Fortunately, teachers and parents can teach and implement strategies that will help encourage and build this ability in children. In this webinar, you will gain a deeper understanding and a wealth of strategies for supporting your students in this skill.

Date: Mar 06, 2018 @ 8:30-9:30 (Eastern)
Instructor: Mindy Rosenthal

Have you ever had a student who demonstrated strong verbal and thinking skills but when put to the task of independently reading and/or writing they can’t seem to succeed at the task? This could be the result of weak executive functions, a set of processes that involve mental control and self-regulation. In this webinar participants will not only gain a deeper understanding of the executive functions and how they impact reading and writing, but they will also walk away with interventions and strategies to help.

Date: Apr 24, 2018 @ 8:30-9:30 (Eastern)
Instructor: Hollis Dannaham

Positive self-esteem can make a big difference for children with learning disabilities and attention challenges. When children value themselves, they’re more likely to self-advocate and ask for the help they believe they deserve. When they’re confident and secure about who they are, they’re better able to face and manage their learning challenges. Learn practical strategies that can be used with your children and students to help them develop and maintain positive self-esteem.

Date: May 01, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)
Instructor: Amanda Morin