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Brown Paper Tickets logoPope 2013 ParentMap LectureDenise Pope, Ph.D
The Resilient Student: Finding Balance in Today's Culture of Competition
March 14, 2013 at Town Hall, Seattle
Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door
Topic age range: 8-18 years

Homework, sports, tests, GPA's, clubs, college applications, SAT's, volunteering...the stress of today's high-pressure, fast-paced culture can interfere with the health, happiness and development of children and teens.  Dr. Pope presents research and strategies to help reduce stress at home without sacrificing school achievement. 

Denise Pope, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education.  Author of award-winning Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students.  Dr. Pope was also a featured expert in the acclaimed documentary, Race To Nowhere.

The Resilient Student explores ways to ensure kids are not denied the time and energy they need to develop important skills for success – the ability to be independent, adaptable, ethical, and motivated, critical thinkers. 

Recent controversy surrounding school testing is raising important questions about the focus at school. What about the focus at home? What role can parents play in helping their kids stay on track and engaged in learning? 

In this presentation, you will learn:

  • How students today are coping--or not--with the academic pressure they face
  • The latest research on effective homework practices and what parents can do to ease homework strain
  • Current research on academic integrity issues and how to promote a culture of honesty at home and at school
  • Ways to reduce school stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement
  • How to work with your child to choose a healthy schedule in and outside of school
  • Strategies to increase resilience, creativity, critical thinking and well-being

Tickets: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

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