SOME PRESENTATION OPTIONS
ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids
Dr. Foster shares strategies and resources from her newest book ABCs of Raising Smarter Kids: Hundreds of Ways to Inspire Your Child. She will tailor the presentation by means of collaborative discussion and the preselection of three or four specific areas of focus, as requested by the group. For example, topics might include: A—Awareness; C—Clarifying Complexities; E—Education; H—Health and Happiness; I—Independence and Initiative; M—Motivation; P—Productivity; and Q—Questions. There are also many other possibilities—from A to Z!
How to Prevent, Manage, and Eliminate Procrastination NOW!
Many capable people engage in avoidance behaviour, thwarting their productivity and short-circuiting their success. Children and teens may procrastinate, or shirk tasks at home or school. They CAN, but WON’T. Dr. Joanne Foster shares insights about procrastination, answers questions, and reveals practical strategies from her books Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids (2014), Not Now, Maybe Later: Helping Children Overcome Procrastination (2015), and Bust Your BUTS: Tips for Teens Who Procrastinate (2017). Ideas will resonate for adult procrastinators, too!
Promoting and Supporting Children’s Intelligence and Well-Being
In this session we focus on understandings of intelligence–what it is, how to foster it, and what kinds of issues kids confront as they strive for success. We consider how to encourage creativity, motivation, self-confidence, resilience, emotional health, and capacities to learn. Dr. Foster refers to all of her books, and reveals strategies for supporting smart, well-balanced, and happily productive children and teenagers.
Creativity! How to Fortify Strengths, Talents, Interests, and Adaptability
Creativity has unlimited potential to enrich children’s and teens’ lives. Moreover, creativity can always be tapped, including during challenging times—for example, when kids experience change or transitions, social/emotional issues, gifted-related demands, or motivational concerns. Creativity is a choice! Dr. Joanne Foster’s session has an important dual focus: to better understand the power of creativity, and to help kids use it and make it an integral part of their lives. Find out how creativity can lead to more successful outcomes.
Strategies for Motivating Children and Teens: Igniting Engagement!
How can parents and teachers encourage and reinforce motivation among children and teens? What strategies actually work—on a consistent basis, and over time? “Get motivated!” are words that are often overused, bandied about, and even misunderstood. Dr. Joanne Foster discusses perspectives, understandings, and practical approaches to help kids make informed and sensible decisions about getting and staying motivated.
Fostering Gifted/High-Level Development
Dr. Joanne Foster shares insights about nurturing children’s and teen’s optimal development, focusing on key considerations including identifying gifted learning and other individual requirements, strategies for intelligence-building, and ways to bolster productivity, and achievement. Discover approaches for addressing diverse gifted-related needs, and how to embrace, co-create, and advocate for meaningful and empowering learning opportunities.