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Strength-based Learning & Parenting

"What do you want to learn?"

Building Resilience

"What do you want to learn?"

Supporting Your Neurodiverse Children

"What do you want to learn?"

Polyvagal-Relational Approaches to Challenging Behaviors

"What do you want to learn?"

Trauma-Informed Learning

"What do you want to learn?"

Alternative Learning

"What do you want to learn?"

The Practice of Strength-Based Learning

Strengths or weaknesses? Most children have both. But which do we focus on in our home and/or classroom learning experiences? Many of us know how important it is to work with our strengths; however, putting that into practice flies in the face of how our brains are wired. 

In this session, you will: 

  • discover the strategies and skills you need to identify and override our natural tendency to notice and focus on what our learners are not doing well

     

  • learn how to incorporate strength-based practices into your home and classroom

     

  • find the keys to unlocking the potential in your learner 

When we build on students’ strengths and interests, we unleash the power of curiosity and agency.

Alternative Learning

When children do not thrive in the traditional learning environment, how do we find the right alternative for them?

In this keynote, I’ll help you:

  • understand the pros and cons of the alternatives available to your learner

     

  • discover how to go about to identifying the right options for your learner

     

  • give you some tips for making a smooth transition 

When children are in a learning environment that matches their unique needs and interests, they thrive.

Relational Approaches to Neurodivergence

Trauma-informed education has changed the question of looking at a person’s behaviors from “What’s wrong?” to “What has happened?” 

In this workshop, we take it a step further and: 

  • look beneath behaviors to identify the strengths and needs of the individual

  • uncover our own strengths and use them to cultivate a relationship 

  • enhance the love of learning in our learners

When neurodiversity is at play, relationship-based approaches become even more important to helping children learn.

What Has Happened to This Child?

Using Neuroscience to Develop a More Compassionate Understanding of Behavior

Have you ever found yourself shaking your head and asking, “What’s wrong with this child? Why do they act this way?” What if we instead asked, “What has happened to this child?” 

In this hands-on workshop, you will: 

  • explore the basic effects of trauma (both big and small)  
  • learn strategies that you can use to stay centered in challenging situations 
  • discover ways to create the safety needed for real learning to occur  

When we start with compassion and learn to meet learners where they are, we give them the best chance to heal, learn, and grow.

Do you want to learn more?

we can do it together