Tremont School Parent Education Series
In this 5 part series, we will explore several different areas of learning that are often overlooked in traditional educational settings, which we incorporate intentionally here at Tremont School. Each session will have key takeaways and strategies that you can use immediately to start to support your child in a new way, whether you attend Tremont School or not. You can join us for one or all of these sessions.
We will cover these topics:
Session 1- Collaborative Problem Solving in the Classroom
Collaborative Problem Solving is an alternative model to the traditional discipline models. In CPS you and your child become collaborators in understanding what the underlying lagging skills are that keep them from meeting expectations. We will review CPS in general and then how we apply it in the classroom.
Session 2- Executive Functioning- What is it? How do you know if you don’t have it?
Executive Functioning is a set of skills that give you the capacity to plan ahead, meet goals, display self-control, follow multiple-step directions even when interrupted, and stay focused despite distractions, among others. In this session we will review what these skills are and how to identify lagging EF skills.
Session 3- Executive Functioning and the Writing Process
Writing is a skill that is much more complicated than putting words on paper. To write, you actually need to be able to take in information, figure out what it means, decide what you think about that information, put those thoughts into words, and THEN put those words on paper. This complex process uses a lot of executive functioning skills. In this session, we apply the EF concepts that we covered in Session 2 and how they apply to the writing process.
Session 4- Growing Social Skills, part 1
For some, being social is an intuitive process that comes easily. For others, connecting with another person is confusing and challenging. The good news is that being social is actually a set of skills that can be broken down and learned. In this session, we explore how we acquire these social skills, and then apply those social skills to the unique challenges that come with the classroom setting.
Session 5- Growing Social skills, part 2
We will cover any remaining materials we didn’t cover from the Social Skills part one, and this session will also be an opportunity for you to ask any remaining questions that you may have as you have started to implement the information you have learned in the previous 4 sessions.