Parent Workshops

These two parent courses provide the opportunity to prevent or reverse underachievement in gifted children.

Both courses emphasise the domain specific skills and non-cognitive factors required for high achievement so that a child can be trained to develop control over their cognitive abilities.

Additionally the resources, skills and know how gained will allow parents to prepare their children for scholarship and competition level math and writing.

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Case Study

1. Gifted Kids Keys to Academic Success: A Parent Intervention Program (Math 6 – 11 year olds)

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A program to reverse and prevent gifted underachievement, ideal preparation for scholarship or select school testing and to get girls interested in and achieving in math.

In this course Singapore Math is used to build understanding of how non-cognitive factors contribute to academic success and how to develop these skills in your own child. Parents are then able to ensure that their child develops interest, motivation and strong learning behaviours.

Topics

  • Challenging work requiring effort builds strong learning behaviours
  • Repetition is work that increases in difficulty and complexity
  • Acceleration, problem solving, critical thinking and strategy use.
  • Learn to tolerate confusion and establish emotional control
  • Learn to fail well and use failure as a tool
  • Aim for a mastery orientation to learning

Included is a math assessment for children in grade 3 and up to establish a starting level in Singapore Math 

Next Course

Sat and Sun the 27th and 28th of October  (1.30 pm – 5 pm Saturday and Sunday)

Contact: krissmuskett@gmail.com
Cost $150

 

2. Keys to Skilful Writing: an intervention programme for parents (8yrs +)

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Parents: Learn how to develop your child’s writing skills. Writing is a challenging, complex and multi-faceted task which requires the development of higher order thinking skills whilst maintaining control over the lower order skills such as grammar and punctuation.

  • Initially a teacher will evaluate your child’s writing skills
    Followed by one-to-one instruction and modelled lessons.
    Charts and written lesson instructions
    Recommended texts (optional) to update your knowledge
    Pinterest Board with readily accessible lessons.
    Email support

The course emphasises a metacognitive approach:

  • To develop strategic meta-cognitive skills that develop self-regulation.
    Self-Regulation will increase affective control so children learn how to focus, attend and apply effort to a task.
    Self-regulation skills will allow responsibility for the application of skills to be transferred to the child: the key to longer term success.
    Charts and lesson guides present skills incrementally and cumulatively: the student understands what to do and the parents knows what to mark. This control allows success and develops motivations.
    Learn to craft specific and targeted feedback that

Develops higher order thinking skills such as self- monitoring, questioning and planning
Teaches the child about how to learn effectively
Build self-confidence, perseverance, and persistence
Improves knowledge and understanding.

Contact: Colleen: writing.gro@gmail.com
Cost: $150