Note Taking: The Essential Skill Not Taught in Schools

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Note taking skills are absolutely essential for the academic success of your student in high school and beyond—but this high level skill is rarely taught in school.

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This workshop demystifies the note taking process. Students learn techniques to take effective notes and use their notes to prepare for tests and papers. Only a few spaces left.

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Our Secrets of Successful Note Taking workshop is the perfect opportunity for your student to hone skills for taking notes from textbook material, lectures, and videos so he or she is better prepared to complete assignments, structure essays, and study for tests.

Being able to take notes well requires learning techniques, practice, and getting feedback from experts on the subject—and we provide all that and more in this short, intensive workshop.

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Parenting U 2019: Keynote by Best-Selling Author Peggy Orenstein

What if what you experience in the half-day Parenting U conference could change your child’s entire experience of school?

Designed for parents of 4th through 9th graders, Parenting U exposes parents to the tools and insights they need to help their children successfully transition from childhood to young adulthood.

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Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
Location: Julia Morgan School for Girls (Mills College Campus) 5000 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA
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peggy2 200x300This year, New York Times best-selling Author Peggy Orenstein joins us for the keynote address, followed by breakout sessions with a stellar line-up of education and child behavioral experts speaking on topics related to the teen brain, executive functioning, sleep and teens, improving communication, addressing homework challenges, and fostering independence.

In addition to being a best-selling author, Orenstein is award-winning journalist and internationally recognized speaker on the topic of the changing landscape of modern sexual expectations and its troubling impact on adolescents. Her recent books include Don’t Call Me Princess, Girls and Sex, and her latest, Boys and Sex (pre-order now, available January 2020). Each of her books are must-reads for parents . . . and her keynote is a must-see!

Parenting U is presented by Julia Morgan School for Girls in partnership with SOS4Students.

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