Wednesday, October 21, 2015

8th Grade Parent Coffee

by Stephanie Worthley

This morning, October 21st, Mr. Marenghi presented to the parents of the Class of 2020 (!) on 8th Grade Specific Information, Academic and Social/Emotional Developments, Self-Discipline and Motivation, Stress and Anxiety Management, and Future Planning/Transition to High School. 
Of the many interesting topics discussed, here are two highlights:

Executive Function:
According to Harvard University’s Center for the Developing Child, “Adults can facilitate the development of a child’s executive function skills by establishing routines, modeling social behavior, and creating and maintaining supportive, reliable relationships. It is also important for children to exercise their developing skills through activities that foster creative play and social connection, teach them how to cope with stress, involve vigorous exercise, and over time, provide opportunities for directing their own actions with decreasing adult supervision.”

Mobile Social Device Use:

What are our students doing on their phones?

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