Here is a list of some Past Programs offered by CPT
(to show you what we have done and what you can look forward to more of!)
Natural Connections: Making the most of your outdoor learning spaces in the time of COVID There is so much uncertainty and challenges associated with reopening early education centers this fall. New regulations and concerns over COVID mandate the need for some “outside the box” thinking when it comes to how we are teaching our students. Join Mass Audubon educators Kris Scopinich and Rina Zampieron as they break down how to make the outdoors into a relaxed and safe classroom.
Talking to Kids about Race and Racism: A Conversation with Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum. This free program was hosted and underwritten by the Discovery Museum and moderated by Tiziana Dearing, Host of WBUR's Radio Boston.
Let’s Talk with Special Guest Dr. Anthony Rao: Securing Our Human Agency in Times of Crisis and Disruption In this informal conversation with nationally-known child psychologist and author Dr. Anthony Rao, we will discuss how parents can employ agency to help themselves, their families and their communities during these difficult times.
INTRODUCTION TO POSITIVE DISCIPLINE IN EARLY CHILDHOOD and a DEEPER DIVE INTO POSITIVE DISCIPLINE IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD SETTING .The Center for Parents and Teachers is excited to offer a new online training series featuring Certified Positive Discipline Lead Trainers Teresa LaSala and Kathleen McClay from St Elizabeth’s University/Rutger’s University School Culture and Climate Initiative. Teresa is an ASCD Whole Child Faculty Member and author of multiple books on Positive Discipline in the School and Classroom
Designing a Family Media Plan with Adrienne Principe It's the first piece of advice we give parents. The key to Keeping Tech in Check is to have a concise, flexible and working Family Media Plan.
Keeping Kids Safer Online Recent research has uncovered the use of gaming and social media sites by sexual predators to gain access to children. These predators are sophisticated in the ways they communicate with children, build trust, and then shift to requests, shame and threats. In this webinar, parents will learn practical tips they can implement right now and ways to discuss these concerns with their children. Learn more at this webinar with Turning Life On Founder and digital wellness expert, Adrienne Principe.
TRI-TOWN Professional Development Opportunity The Boards of Health of Concord, Bedford and Carlisle, in collaboration with the Bedford Public Schools Counseling Department, offer professional development programs on: “Managing (and Preventing) Anxiety & Depression in the Classroom” Online Webinar presented by noted author and therapist Lynn Lyons, LICSW.
Social Media & Mental Health Our collective mental health is suffering right now. Anxiety and depression, especially among youth, are at all-time highs. Research shows social media is at least partly to blame. But it's also a necessary way to communicate these days. Can we help kids balance technology to achieve digital wellness when so much has moved online? How do we support them during this time? Learn more at this webinar with Turning Life On Founder and digital wellness expert, Adrienne Principe.
Perfecting Your Posture for Online Learning with Physical Therapist and TLO Advisor Jaimee Mace Join Physical Therapist, Jaimee Mace, MSPT, for a presentation to learn about the effects electronic devices have on your student's posture and how it can be impacting their health and growing bodies. A Turning Life On program.
Six Part video-based series "How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk" for parents of children in Grade 4 or younger. This online curriculum will offer a small group of parents strategies from Faber and Mazlisch's acclaimed books by viewing video clips that illustrate key concepts and strategies. This project was funded through CHNA 15 DoN funds from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and Winchester Hospital
Pandemic Parenting One Year In: Tools for Positive Communication - Recorded! Did you miss Pandemic Parenting One Year In? Please check out this recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZmcwhbJ90A One year into pandemic parenting many families are experiencing stressful moments around communication with children and teens. Please join Dr. Rachel Kramer for a recorded webinar presenting tools for supporting positive communication.
Managing Anxiety, Stress, and the Challenges of Parenting Teenagers Through a Pandemic, presented by noted author psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour. Presented in partnership with the CCHS Parents Association.
Tri-TOWN Parent Education Opportunity. The Boards of Health of Concord, Bedford and Carlisle, in collaboration with the Bedford Public Schools Counseling Department, offer a free parent education program on: NOW What? Helping Families Manage Emotionally During Uncertain Times,Presented by noted author, national speaker and therapist Lynn Lyons, LICSW.
Parenting Adolescents During the Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities Parents of adolescents always have a lot on their minds. As the pandemic continues, please join Dr. Rachel Kramer for a webinar to discuss helpful strategies and reassuring ideas for parenting adolescents during this challenging time. Parents should feel free to submit questions ahead of time by emailing Dr. Kramer through her website.
Pandemic Parenting: Looking Ahead to Fall and Winter Please join Dr. Rachel Kramer for a webinar to discuss ideas and strategies to help families cope with the shorter days and colder weather ahead. Dr. Kramer will share practical tools and will allow ample time to answer questions. While the content of this webinar will mostly focus on families with children in preschool and elementary school, all are welcome to attend. Parents should feel free to submit questions ahead of time by emailing Dr. Kramer through her website.
Managing Anxiety, Stress, and the Challenges of Parenting Teenagers Through a Pandemic, presented by noted author psychologist Dr. Lisa Damour, on 5/5 at 7:30pm, in collaboration with the CCHS PA.
Recorded ProgrammingDid you miss Pandemic Parenting One Year In? Please check out this recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZmcwhbJ90A One year into pandemic parenting many families are experiencing stressful moments around communication with children and teens. Please join Dr. Rachel Kramer for a recorded webinar presenting tools for supporting positive communication.
“Promoting Social and Emotional Well-Being: Strategies for Teens” Dr. Kramer spoke directly to teenagers, responding to their questions offering information, tools, and strategies. Check out the link below to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cpuk7SRfPQ
If you are interested in Dr. Sion Kim Harris's zoom presentation on Things Parents Should Know about the Teen Brain and Substance Use, follow the link below! https://youtu.be/erPQ_LiO4Uo Parenting with Confidence in a Complicated, Digital World: Promoting Conversation and Understanding to Help Keep Kids Safe Online
Presented by psychologist Dr. Rachel Kramer And “Turning Life On” founder Adrienne Principe. Learn more about what is actually going on, and what parents can do to keep their kids safe online.
Professional Development Evening Workshops for Early Childhood Educators, 2019 - 2020
Six workshops each offering Certificate of Attendance stating that 2 Professional Development hours were earned.
Working Effectively with Children and Their Parents
Saturday Seminar Certificate of Attendance: 5 PDPs awarded to participants
Presenter: Rick Irving, LICSW
Morning Session: The First Date and Beyond: How to work well with all kinds of parents.
Afternoon Session: Young Children, New Beginnings: How to understand and respond well.
Meets hours needed for "Diverse Learners/Special Needs" training requirements
Through the Eyes of a Child: The Developmental Impact of Trauma
Two day Saturday Seminar with Jeanine Fitzgerald, Certificate of Attendance: 10 PDPs awarded to participants. Complete both days to earn 1.0 CEU
Trauma reactive children walk through our doors every day and their life experiences have influenced the developmental pathway each follows......
Meets hours needed for "Diverse Learners/Special Needs" training requirements
18th Annual Early Childhood Educator Conference
Rethinking Challenging Behavior: “Where There’s A Skill, There’s a Way!”
An Introduction to the Collaborative Problem Solving Approach
Featuring: J. Stuart Ablon, Ph.D.
6 Professional Development Hours awarded in a Certificate of Attendance
Meets hours needed for "Diverse Learners/Special Needs" training requirements
Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs
FREE 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents/grandparents of children with special needs (4-9 years old).
Mindfulness Workshops for Parents, Teachers and Caregivers VIRTUAL WORKSHOP!
I V Y C H I L D I N T E R N A T I O N A L , in partnership with the Center for Parents and Teachers, is hosting a series of 8 mindfulness workshops for school year 2019-2020.
National Leader of the Sunrise Movement, Varshini Prakash
The Climate Solution Speaker Series is thrilled to present Varshini Prakash, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Sunrise Movement. Varshini Prakash is working tirelessly to make the Green New Deal a reality
Do You Know How to Talk About Friendships with Your Child?
Sage advice and learn specific approaches that build skills
in a talk with Caroline Maguire, the author of “Why Will No One Play With Me? The Play Better Plan to Help Children of All Ages Make Friends and Thrive”
Offered in collaboration with the Concord SEPAC, CPT, a free parent education program on February 3, 2020.
Early Childhood Educator Conference:
Back by Popular Demand! Kim John Payne, M.Ed., "Being At Your Best When The Kids Are At Their Worst: The Simple Classroom Approach to Emotional Self Regulation"
May 2019 Saturday Seminar for Educators
"Learning and Development STEMs from Nature*
Facilitated by Kris Scopinich, M.Ed.
"Feeling the Squeeze as part of ‘The Sandwich Generation'?" Free and open to all
Lunch time talk. Facilitated by Kathleen Sullivan, Community Care Coordinator from Minuteman Senior Services
“Overcoming Stress and Anxiety in our Youth: Strategies to Support Children’s Learning and Ways to Cope” Free Program! Featuring Dr. Donna Pincus from the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University
Parenting Your Middle School Child
"Moving Toward Happiness: Guiding Your Middle School Child through Mindful Parenting"
A Five Session Series for Parents of Children in Middle School (limited number of spots) runs 5 Wednesday evenings
"How to Make Devices Not Be Divisive for Our Family: Not Anti-Screen But Pro-Connection to Nature and People” Free and open to all Presented by internationally-renowned educator/author Kim John Payne, M.Ed.
"They Are Not Crazy. They Are Teenagers!: Substance Use and its Impact on the Developing Brain" Free and open to all! FOR PARENTS OF TEENS AND PRE-TEENS
"CIRCLE of SECURITY - Raising A Secure Child" A Parenting Education Series for Parents of Children 0-5 yrs old in collaboration with First Connections
"Fostering Resiliency in Our Children as They Face Childhood Transitions"
Presented by Rick Irving, MSW
MCAS: ACCESS AND ACHIEVEMENT FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES - PRESENTED BY THE FEDERATION FOR CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS
Hosted by the Concord/Concord-Carlisle and Acton-Boxborough Special Education Parent Advisory Councils with support from our school districts- Standards Based Education, MCAS 2.0 for the 21st Century, Different ways to test ELL students and MCAS
"Talking with Your Children About Diversity:
Building Bridges of Understanding, Appreciation and Respect"
Presented by esteemed educator and nationally-renowned public
speaker, Principal Baruti Kafele.
"Clearing Away the Smoke: How to Talk with Teens about Today's Marijuana"
presented by Dr. Sion Harris. Free and open to all.
Tuesday, December 11th, 7:30 PM Concord-Carlisle High School in auditorium
Offered in collaboration with the CCHS Parents Association.
Fall 2018 Saturday Seminar
"Techniques and Tips for Your Sensory Tool Kit"
Featuring Lisa van Gorder, OTR/L, CEIS
November 10, 2018 10 AM to 3 PM
Location: Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main Street, Concord MA
Certificate of Attendance: 5 PDPs awarded to participants
This workshop gave early childhood teachers an understanding of sensory processing disorders.
“Starting the Conversation: Talking to Your Children About Drugs”
presented by Jon Cohan, CADC
In this 2-part workshop for adults, participants learned:
How to better communicate and engage their children in meaningful discussion about drugs and alcohol use; How to create a family culture that encourages open and fair discourse; How to set healthy limits with teens and preteens; Ways to coach their children on how to be prepared for challenging situations.
"Smoothing the Transition to Kindergarten: Ways Families Can Best Support School Readiness"
A special program for incoming Kindergarten Parents featuring Jeanine Fitzgerald, Parenting Educator, Teacher Trainer, founder of the Better Behavior Institute and author of The Dance of Interaction.
“Social Host Liability: As Prom Season Approaches and Parties Gear Up, What You Need to Know About Your Liability for Alcohol & Marijuana At Home”
A Free program presented by
John Sofis Scheft, Esq.
"Vaping: How do we talk with kids about this emerging trend?"
Presented by Mary Cole, MPH, CHES
In Massachusetts almost 24% of high school students reported u sing e-cigarette, and nearly half had tried them at least once. More high school youth e-cigarettes than all all other tobacco products combined, AND they use them nine times more often than adults.Join us in a discussion to learn more. Vaping devices, including a juul and e-liquids, will be available so parents can see them, along with other materials.
"Marijuana, Adolescent Brain Development and Teen Risk-Taking: What Parents Need to Know"
This power-packed talk covered normal risk taking behaviors of the developing teen brain. Dr. Potee focused on the impact of marijuana on the adolescent brain, acutely and long term.
This talk was a collaboration between the Center for Parents and Teachers, the Concord Health Department and Concord Youth Services through generous funding by Healthy Concord.
May Saturday Seminar: "Teaching Young Children Self-Regulation"
Featuring Jeanine Fitzgerald
Gaining self-regulation is a long, gradual process that depends on children internalizing the expectations of society. Without these skills, children may challenge authority, display explosiveness that harms others or destroy property, or remain incapable of delaying gratification, following through on instructions or effectively resolving conflicts. Anyone working with children today has experienced the results of not supporting the development of self-regulation. Now, it is time to discover the solutions. [EEC Core Comp Area 2]
For parents of children from very young through high school age. Today’s busier, faster, supersized society is waging an undeclared war . . . on childhood. Reclaim for your children – for your whole family – the space and freedom we all need. The Simplicity Parenting approach is based on over thirty years’ experience successfully supporting busy families. It helps you in making small doable changes, worry less – and enjoy more. For those who want to balance their children’s lives down but don’t know where to start, Simplicity Parenting offers both inspiration and a blueprint for change.
16th Annual Conference for Early Childhood Educators!
Exploring Ways to Ease Children’s Anxiety, Worry and “Overwhelm” Through the Simplified Classroom
Many children come into our classrooms from home feeling stressed and, often, a bit “overwhelmed”. What can we as educators do to reduce their anxiety … and the behavioral challenges they exhibit?
January 2018 Saturday Seminar for Teachers
"Nature-Based Curriculum Using Loose Parts: Ideas on How to Take Learning Outdoors!*
Presented by Victoria Hackett, M.Ed.
Not sure what to do with the kids once you get outdoors? Want to bring the outdoors inside? Explore the magic of nature's loose parts and discover how you can instantly create "pop-up" outdoor classroom curriculum.
"Opiates, Addiction, and Our Kids: A Primer For Parents”
In this program for adults, participants learned: How addiction works in the adolescent brain (including addiction to e-cigs) and the risks addiction poses; How parents can talk to their children about drugs; Warning signs; How to get help.
“The Pressured Child: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life”
In collaboration with, and funded by, the CCHS Parents Association,
The Center for Parents and Teachers invite parents to hear internationally acclaimed presenter, Dr. Michael Thompson
"The Pressured Child" is, in fact, a presentation for "pressured parents" who have forgotten what school is actually like. It is a talk for parents who are gripped by worries and misapprehensions about their children’s life in school.
“Raising Safe and Confident Teenagers in These Turbulent Times”
Free three part workshop series presented by Rick Irving, MSW
A significant number of teenagers report feeling stressed and anxious, certainly more so than we did when we were growing up. As parents, we sometimes struggle on a daily, if not hourly, basis with how best to support our kids while also increasing their resilience and sense of self-management. This workshop/discussion focused on specific ways to help teens, language to use, words to avoid, and skills to model and teach.
“Raising a Student-Athlete: Sports Parenting in the 21st Century”
Presented by Adam H. Naylor, EdD, CC-AASP
A discussion focused on supporting your child’s health and thriving throughout their sporting experiences. Consideration was given to the parent’s role in developing confident and resilient young athletes and how to manage the stress of increasingly complicated sporting decisions which families face.
“De-stressing Parents: Raising Kids with Less Stress and More Success”
Presented by Robert Evans, Ed.D. There is no harder job than being a parent. Nothing else touches so much of a person so deeply—or so unpredictably—and there is no training for it. As the pace of life accelerates, media influences intensify, and the future grows less predictable, parents find it harder to be confident—harder to know how to raise competent, caring children, how reduce their children’s stress—and their own. Rob Evans will outline these dilemmas and offer concrete suggestions for successful coping at home and school.
"Empty Nest (or Almost!): A Discussion Group for Parents of Young Adults"
for Parents who have a child that has graduated high school
It’s an exciting time, but also one that comes with change. This 4-week discussion group will explore many of these changes by addressing the core concept of “Who am I? As a parent? As a partner? As a person?”
"Creating Early Childhood Environments that Welcome and Support Children with Gender Expansive Behavior and Children and Families with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Parents/Guardians". Interactive workshop presented by Dr. Ellie Friedland, Associate Professor and Co-Chair, Early Childhood Education at Wheelock College.
"Developing a School & Family Partnership Around Technology and the Digital World"
A Collaboration between the Concord Public Schools/Concord-Carlisle Regional School District and the Center for Parents and Teachers.
Parents were invited to join a conversation about developing a partnership related to technology and digital literacy in our K-12 schools. Parents brought their “wish list” of resources and opportunities that would be helpful to them and their family to support healthy, mindful use of technology as a learning tool, or simply to feel informed. Resources developed took the form of go-to web pages, blog series, workshops, study groups, and more.
"Competence, Confidence and the Building of Resiliency in Our Children”
A series presented by Rick Irving, MSW
This series focused on ways to help our children develop an inner core of resilience as they grow up. How children see their world was covered and, from that base, we looked at how you as parents can support a sense of competence. With ever-present electronics, lack of sufficient sleep, world news, and increasing academic output demands, children often feel more anxious and less secure in how to manage the natural demands of their world. Our presenter covered specific language and techniques you can use—and those NOT to use—to build your children into caring, balanced young people who can handle the stresses of the world they live in and become happy, confident and resilient adults.
a 6-week Parent Support Group Program for parents of children with special needs (4-9 years old).
The group consisted of 12 members. Each member was asked to make a 6 week commitment to the group. There were three different sets of dates to choose from. All series were held at the Ripley Administrative Building in Concord. Members of this group met other parents who offered immediate empathy for the unique challenges they face on a daily basis and for the long haul. .
15th Annual Conference for Early Childhood Educators: Friday, March 17, 2017
"A Day About Science and Play.....the Lisa Murphy Way!* Schedule
Featuring nationally renowned presenter Lisa Murphy, M.Ed.
6 Professional Development Hours awarded in a Certificate of Attendance.
Through active and engaging storytelling Lisa brings you back to her first day of school, taking you on a grand tour of Miss Mary’s Nursery School. And, in the style she has become famous for, she shares many observations, lessons and anecdotes about how early childhood has changed along the way.
"MANY KINDS OF SMART! Understanding the Theory of Multiple Intelligences"
The incidence of childhood anxiety and depression is rising at an alarming rate. Children and youth are feeling incredible pressure to perform. Yet this pressure is having a negative impact on their ability to be successful in school and in other activities in their life. By focusing solely on a one or two ways of learning, and ignoring other forms of intelligence, our culture puts in jeopardy the students who do not flourish in those domains. They are not only at risk of not meeting their potential, they often perceive themselves to be a “failure” and give up or suffer through a mental health crisis. But there is another way! Come learn empowering information first outlined by the esteemed educator Howard Gardner.
Our presenter, Lisa Murphy M.Ed., puts her own spin on Howard Gardner’s classic theory.
"Nurturing the Well-balanced Student, Debunking the College Myth"
with Denise Pope, PhD
Dr. Denise Pope, of Stanford University, examines the tension that students, teachers, and families often experience surrounding the culture of competition and offers research-based tools for creating a healthier community of learners. We all want our kids to do well in school and to master specific skills and concepts, but our largely singular focus on academic achievement has resulted in a lack of attention to other components of a successful life—the ability to be independent, adaptable, ethical, and engaged critical thinkers.
"Talk Saves Lives* a FREE one-hour workshop and light lunch - community based presentation that covers the general scope of suicide, the research on prevention, and what people can do to fight suicide. Attendees will learn the risk factors and warning signs of suicide and how together, we can help prevent it!
SATURDAY SEMINAR : "Brain Gym®:The Essential Role of Movement to Stimulate Learning & Focus" Professional Development Seminar
This 5-hour introduction provides opportunities to move, explore and play with Brain Gym®.
ABOUT OUR FACILITATOR: Bonnie Hershey, M.Ed., is the owner and director of The Kinesiology Connection in Lexington, MA.
Special showing of the powerful movie Screenagers! This movie is appropriate & encouraged for both adults and kids. To see the trailer, visit screenagersmovie.com. Screenagers is brought to you by CMS PTG, Center for Parents and Teachers, Healthy Concord and Concord-Carlisle Youth Services.
Middle Schoolers and the Internet
"Guiding Our Children in Safe Use of Social Media and the Internet" come learn from Internet Safety Expert Katie Greer on Thursday, December 8th at 7PM at CMS Sanborn
How do you make the best decisions for technology and your family?
One way is to be informed, educated and equipped with useful tools and strategies.
The Concord Middle School PTG along with Concord-Carlisle Youth Services, Healthy Concord and CPT invite you to "Middle Schoolers and the Internet: An Evening with Katie Greer".
Topics covered included:
Interactive games trends and rules
Applications - trends, appropriateness, usefulness
"Positive Ways to Parent Your Teen: Transitioning From Manager to Consultant"
A three-session workshop series presented by Susan Lerner, MSW, LICSW
Susan's presentation helped parents recognize that as children move into the developmental stage of adolescence, their parental roles need to change as well. This interactive presentation helped parents understand that while they may have been fired as managers, they are still very much wanted and needed in their role of consultant. Susan's presentation focused on identifying goals for parenting through the teen years, understanding the developmental tasks of adolescence and provide strategies for parenting teens.
Susan is a clinical social worker specializing in attachment, parenting and psychological trauma. She graduated from Boston University School of Social Work in 1988 and has spent the last 25 years working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Susan's area of interest is parenting and fostering life-long healthy family relationships. Susan is the Assistant Director at Metrowest Behavioral Health Center in Acton providing individual and family therapy as well as parent coaching and consultation. Drawing upon several evidence-based therapies, her clinical practice and at-home "laboratory" with her own three children, Susan presents practical strategies that are effective and help parents navigate the ups and downs of the teen years with insight, patience and humor.
Concord Carlisle High School Auditorium
Tuesday, November 1st from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Concord Carlisle Regional High School partnered with CC Youth Services, Concord and Carlisle Police Departments, Eliot of Middlesex Partnership and the Center for Parents and Teachers to host a community viewing of “If Only,” a short film co-written and produced by James Wahlberg. The film was created to initiate a meaningful dialogue between parents and children, and within communities, about prescription drug misuse and opiate addiction.
The film was made possible in part by:
Recovery Centers of America
The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation
"An Evening of Mindfulness for Parents"
Mindfulness has been transforming lives, for centuries. It’s not about clearing our minds, although it brings clarity. It’s not about blissing out, though practice creates contentment. And it’s not about stress reduction, though it can significantly reduce stress.
Presentation offered by Dr. Mary Ann Christie Burnside
Saturday Seminar: Growing Up Wild
Professional Development Seminar
Exploring Nature with Young Children is a training for early childhood educators, complete with activity guide, that builds on children’s sense of wonder about nature and invites them to explore wildlife and the world around them. Through a wide range of activities and experiences, it provides a foundation for developing positive impressions about nature while also building lifelong social and cognitive skills.
Supports developmentally appropriate practice allowing children to learn at levels that are individually, socially, and culturally appropriate. Is correlated to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Standards and the Head Start Domains.
Ways to Help Your Family Be Healthier and More Resilient
There’s a lot coming at families these days: many stresses and lots of expectations. Anxiety can run high as we all aim to meet pressing deadlines. Sometimes the communication we use with each other as parents and with our children does not lead to what we are aiming for. It may become frustrating and lead to more tension. We all seem to struggle with the hectic pace of life and look for ways to bring more balance and health to our families.
January 30, 2016 Saturday Seminar
Making Something Better Happen: The Negotiation of Power and Control in Schools and Families
Facilitated by Barney Brawer of Tufts and Harvard
Professional Development Workshops for Early Childhood Educators, 2015 – 2016
Nov. 4, 2015, The Art of Communicating with Parents
Dec, 2, 2015, Anxiety in Young Children: What Teachers Can Look For and How they Can Help
Jan. 13, 2016,Supporting Positive Behavior in the Early Childhood Classroom
Feb. 10, 2016,Come Play Yoga: An Exploration in Movement and Mindfulness…
Mar. 23, 2016,Increasing Your Cultural Competency: Valuing Diversity, Bridging Differences
Apr. 13, 2016, Self Care for Educators: Mindfulness Practices as An Antidote to Stress
May 4, 2016, STEM in the Block Corner
March 25, 2015 Food for Thought Series
Finnish Lessons: What can the U.S. learn from educational change in Finland?
Featuring Dr. Pasi Sahlberg, international expert in education, renowned for his understanding of ways to improve education.
High Schoolers and Snooze Buttons:
Lack of Adequate Sleep is The New Public Health Crisis
Concord-Carlisle High School Auditorium
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An esteemed panel of speakers led by Dr. Judith Owens from Boston Children's Sleep Center reviewed current research on sleep patterns in adolescents, factors contributing to chronic sleep loss, and health-related consequences, such as depression, risky behaviors, increased obesity risk, and higher rates of drowsy driving accidents. The panel also discussed the potential role of policy changes such as reduced homework and later school start times as a means of reducing the adolescent sleep crisis. .