I just attended the Brown Bag meeting on Student Time Management and Organization at WCI. You are a great speaker and presented so much useful information. I am so happy I took time off work to attend. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to you. I hadn't figured out exactly what my parent involvement should be with my 6th grader in regards his school work. Being a mom you naturally want to be in your kid's business and the next thing you know you are micro-managing them and what comes next is that everyone is frustrated and then there is yelling and tears. And yes, I was using those words or phrases such as "focus, get organized, be responsible" and checking on him and asking those questions "how's it going?, Are you sure you can listen to your iPod and get your homework done? do you have it all under control? Thank you for clarifying so many things for me and pointing me in the right direction. I look forward to working with my son and family to implement many of your ideas.
Thank you for the informative presentation last night. Loved your reality check, humor and presentation style.
Beth conducted a student-parent workshop that focused on learning styles at our middle school. Students and parents greatly increased their awareness of how differences in style affect their approach to school work, and Beth helped them understand how this could be used to turn homework battles into effective collaborations. Beth's knowledge, communication skills, energy, and sense of humor made for a fun and productive session. This workshop laid the ground work for many useful discussions and insights about how students, teachers, and parents can help kids better reach their potential as learners
As a parent of a three, I have attended innumerable presentations on communicating with your teenager, engaging your teenager, jumpstarting your teenager, etc. Your sense of humor, straightforward materials, and message of mutual trust and respect really resonated with me. On behalf of the Bishop O'Dowd Parents' Association, I would like to heartily thank you for introducing some very honest and intuitive techniques to use with our teenagers in creating a supportive learning environment. Your materials and strategies could have easily taken up several sessions for adequate absorption by our atrophying parent minds. Thank you many times over for providing an educational and enjoyable evening