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Nov 13, 2018 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Combatting Homework Hassles

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 …

Presenter: Amanda Morin
Dec 19, 2018 @ 8:30 pm -9:30 pm (Eastern)

“Work it out!??”: Supporting Conflict Resolution Among Students

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 …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
Apr 02, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

How to Have Difficult Discussions with Children

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, …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
May 01, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Cultivating and Supporting Self-Esteem in Children with Learning Challenges

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, …

Presenter: Amanda Morin
Nov 01, 2017 @ 8:30 pm -9:30 pm (Eastern)

ABCs of Advocacy: How to be your child’s best advocate

If you have discovered that your child has difficulties with learning or paying attention, or you are beginning to suspect that he or she does, you might be wondering what you can do to make sure that your child is getting the …

Presenter: Susan Schwartz
Aug 29, 2017 @ 8:30-9:30 (Eastern)

Back to School: A Proactive Approach to Managing Separation Anxiety in our Students and Children

In this webinar, we will explore the who, what, where, when, why, and how of separation anxiety. Educators and parents alike will learn a proactive, strategy-based approach to utilize for a host of separation situations and consider the vast opportunities for life-skill …

Presenter: Randi Goldfarb
Mar 21, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Parenting in the Balance: When to Intervene and When Not To

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 …

Presenter: Dr. Yoni Schwab
Mar 01, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Making Tefilla More Meaningful for Children

Help your students and children find their own meaning in tefilla and establish stronger connections to their davening. During this webinar you will gain a better understanding of the development of prayer in children and adolescents and be provided with some practical …

Presenter: Rabbi Jay Goldmintz
Feb 08, 2017 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Digital Parenting Tips in the Age of Social Media

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 …

Presenter: Rabbis Efrayim Clair and Dov Hochbaum
Dec 13, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 pm (Eastern)

Managing Meltdowns and Taming Tantrums: Practical Strategies for Everyday Challenges

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. …

Presenter: Amanda Morin
May 31, 2016 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM

Giving Thanks – Cultivating Gratitude in Children and Teens

Today’s culture of entitlement and privilege erodes our natural inclinations towards gratitude.  This webinar will provide information on many benefits of gratitude, and offer direct strategies to inculcate the attitude of gratitude in families and schools.  The developmental challenges across childhood, pre-teen, …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
Dec 01, 2015 @ 8:30 - 9:30 PM

A Force of Nature: Supporting Strategies for Impulse Control

Does your child struggle with impulse control? Join this webinar to learn about strategies for supporting your child in maintaining self-control. Gain an understanding of the Stages of Development and learn practical strategies such as self talk, the “5 Step Plan”, and …

Presenter: Mindy Rosenthal
Dec 02, 2014 @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET

More Home, Less Work

This webinar designed to give parents tips, tools and strategies to transform the homework experience. Using organizational ideas, life skill lessons, empathy, understanding, and creativity – parents will be able to help both themselves and their children successfully and more calmly get …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
Jan 07, 2015 @ 8:00pm - 9:00pm

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 …

Presenter: Mindy Rosenthal
Feb 17, 2015 @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET

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 …

Presenter: Michelle Garcia Winner
Mar 17, 2015 @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET

Sensory Processing Strategies at Home

Do you suspect that your child’s over-reaction to sights, sounds, touch, or crowds is over the top? Does it seem like your child doesn’t tune in to what is going on around him/her? Does your child violate personal space, resist change and …

Presenter: Chaye Lamm Warburg
Apr 14, 2015 @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET

Helping Boost your Child’s Self Esteem

This workshop will explore the various aspects of self-esteem with practical and research based strategies for building genuine self-worth. Redefining a child’s image, training them in an “optimistic explanatory style”, and priming them for success are some techniques that will be covered. …

Presenter: Mindy Rosenthal
Nov 12, 2014 @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET

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 …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
May 12, 2015 @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm ET

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 …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
Jun 11, 2014 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET

Supporting the Joy of Reading at Home

An important goal of education is to help children become readers. Summer is a perfect time to help children experiences the pleasures and benefits of reading. This webinar explores what parents can do at home to support and cultivate the joy of …

Presenter: Elizabeth Fox
Jan 13, 2014 @ 8:00 - 9:00 pm

Sibling Sniping, Bedtime Battles, Homework Hassles…Are We Having Fun Yet?

Do you try to avoid threats, bribes, and punishments, but find yourself using them anyway, just to survive the day? Join us for a webinar with parenting expert Joanna Faber and learn how to help your child cope with difficult feelings, engage your child’s …

Presenter: Joanna Faber
Dec 11, 2013 @ 8:00-9:00pm

Children and Screen Time: A Practical Guide to Media Use with Young Children

Part 1 of 3 – for young children In today’s technology-enhanced world, there are many options available for our children: children’s shows, apps, movies on Netflix and more. Participants in this webinar will learn about the effects (both positive and harmful) of …

Presenter: Jeannie Crowley
May 07, 2014 @ 8:00-9:00pm

Making Bar and Bat Mitzvah Preparation More Joyful!

For twelve and thirteen year olds with learning differences and disabilities, the preparation for bar and bat mitzvah can be more stressful than joyous.   For some, a learning process focused on Hebrew decoding, memorizing and speech writing can be an obstacle. …

Presenter: Howard Blas
Mar 05, 2014 @ 8:00-9:00pm

What’s Behind Children’s Challenging Behavior and What Can We Do to Help?

This webinar provides a practical overview to the Collaborative Problem Solving approach to working with children who lack the skill to behave well. All children, parents and teachers want to do well. But even with the best intentions, unpleasant confrontations may arise …

Presenter: Claire Wurtzel
Feb 04, 2014 @ 8:00-9:00pm

Promoting Social Skills and Social Growth

This webinar will consider how most children develop their social skills, and how to help those children that struggle to do so.  The role of parents and educators in supporting such skill development, and the use of formal educational and informal opportunities …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
Jan 07, 2014 @ 8:00-9:00pm

Passive v Active Screen Time (for elementary aged students)

Part 2 of 3 – for elementary school age Not all screen time is created equally. Some screen time for young children can be harmful and other uses of technology can help young learners expand their critical and creative skills. Participants in …

Presenter: Jeannie Crowley
Dec 17, 2013 @ 8:00-9:00pm

Sustaining Motivation – A Delicate Balance

Ever wonder about how to encourage and support your child’s motivation?  Is there a possibility that your child will do her chores without nagging or his homework without needling?  In this webinar we will explore the differences between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation. …

Presenter: Meryl Silver
Nov 19, 2013 @ 8:00-9:00pm

“Nobody Wants to Be My Friend!”

Children spend most of their waking day in school among classmates.  For many students, making and keeping friends is a struggle that may seem even more daunting than the most challenging learning difficulty. This webinar will help parents understand some of the basic …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
May 21, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Memory

Why is my child able to remember the names of all the students in his class and all the teachers in his school, but he can’t recall the multiplication facts? Or, why does my daughter remember all her cousins’ and aunts’ and …

Presenter: Karen Kruger
Apr 09, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Understanding Your Child’s Psychoeducational Assessment Report

You’ve had a comprehensive evaluation of your child’s functioning….now what?!  In this webinar, we will review the different areas of a typical psychoeducational assessment report.  The goal is to help parents understand the different areas assessed, including cognitive, academic, language, executive processes, …

Presenter: Dr. Orit Goldhamer
Mar 05, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Your Attention, Please!

Do you ever wonder about your child’s attention? Do you often hear yourself requesting (or begging) your child to “Pay attention,” “Stop day-dreaming,” or even “Stop moving around!”? Have you ever wondered (or been told by your child’s teacher) that attention issues …

Presenter: Kate Sussman
Feb 05, 2013 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Social Skills

As parents we are quick to intervene when our children need help with academic skills. Yet, when they struggle socially, we are often at a loss about how to help and sometimes even end up getting angry at the child.  This webinar …

Presenter: Dr. Bonnie Goldblatt
Dec 18, 2012 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Study Skills

As partners in your child’s education, understanding the art and science of study skills will help you support your child’s learning process. This webinar offers an in-depth look at the skills students need to function in school and in the real world, …

Presenter: Zipora Schuck
Nov 20, 2012 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Help Your Child Get Organized!

You would like your child to be more organized, get homework done before midnight, and remember to take his/her books to school each day. For some children, organization comes naturally, but for the others, organization skills need to be directly taught and …

Presenter: Dr. Jane Gertler
Oct 23, 2012 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Is My Child Typical? Understanding Variations in Child Development

How often we wonder why some children seem to easily accomplish tasks and achieve milestones while others struggle to keep up.  As parents, the dilemma is whether to assume these differences are part of typical development or indicators of more significant challenges. …

Presenter: Dr. Rona Novick
Feb 13, 2013 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Higher Order Thinking

Frequently misunderstood and always a concern of school administrators, Higher Order Cognition (HOC) is a very important pathway of learning.  Teachers want to emphasize the importance of higher order thinking in their lesson planning but often they don’t understand the different aspects …

Presenter: Karen Kruger
May 17, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Assessment and Differentiated Instruction

For differentiation to happen, teachers need to gather and utilize information about their students. Information should relate to students’ readiness, interests, and learning profiles. Pre-, formative and summative assessments provide teachers with the data to plan meaningful learning experiences for all students. …

Presenter: Dr. Jane Gertler
Mar 02, 2011 @ 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Non Frontal Review Techniques for the Classroom

Do you want to add more games and other fun activities to your classroom repertoire? Research shows that kids learn better when they enjoy what they learn. When students play games with material that they are learning, they take ownership and generalize …

Presenter: Rivkah Dahan