To help support the homeschooling and schooling from home community, we will be offering zoom classes for parents! The classes will be 90 minutes and will have up to 15 participants. The first hour we will devote to a topic and the last 30 minutes (as time allows) will be devoted to answering questions. Classes are $20 billed through Stripe. Please send us an email with a few questions pertaining to the topic of class and we will send you the Stripe payment information. You may contact us through the contact form below. You must be paid in full to receive the Zoom link and it will be sent to you on the day of the class in your email. We look forward to answering your questions!
The first class in our series is called "I'm Homeschooling, Now What?" and will be geared towards setting goals for the year and assessing your child's educational needs. We will discuss setting up your homeschooling space for success, as well as sharing some of our personal tips and tools we've used in our own homeschooling journeys. This class will be co-taught by Brenda Laurent, a veteran homeschool mother with 20 years of experience as a brain trainer and tutor, and Kat Karli a homeschool mom of 3 who has run a homeschooling co-op for 4 years and was homeschooled herself.
"I'm Homeschooling, Now What?" will be offered on Saturday, July 18th, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. and Monday July 20th at 7:00 p.m.
The second class in our series is called "I Have a Visual Spatial Learner, Now What?". Visual spatial learners are often the most misunderstood learning type and can struggle in the classroom due to thinking primarily in pictures instead of words. Is your child a building extraordinaire? Do them seem to struggle with listening? Do they have trouble doing things in sequential order? Are they one of those crazy kids who starts puzzles from the middle and works outward? Do they mix up which direction their letters go? If so, this is the class the class for you! We have tons of proven tricks and tips for helping your visual spatial learner process information and use their "superpower" for success in the classroom.
"I Have a Visual Spatial Learner, Now What?" will be offered on Friday, September 4th , 2020 at 7:00 p.m.
The third class in our series is called "Why is Handwriting so Hard?". If your child struggles with legible handwriting, spacing, endurance with writing and/or backwards letters, this class is for you! Handwriting is particularly difficult for dysgraphic kiddos, but many kids struggle when it comes time to write. In this class, we will discuss the 4 stages of handwriting grips and how to encourage getting to the next stage, tips for increasing legibility and endurance, and correct letter formation.
"Why is Handwriting so Hard?" will be offered on Sunday, October 4th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
The fourth class in our series is called "Stopping Meltdowns: Emotional Regulating Secrets". If your child gets stuck in emotional loops they cannot get out of, gives pushback during academics or has emotional reactions disproportional to what has happened, this is the class for you. In this class, we will discuss crossing the midline activities and why they are helpful for emotional control. We will also talk about age appropriate emotional expectations for your child as well as tips and tricks for reducing the duration and amount of meltdowns your child is experiencing.
"Stopping Meltdowns: Emotional Regulating Secrets" will be offered on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
The fifth class in our series is called "How to Increase Endurance and Attention". In this class, we will discuss why certain activities are difficult to do for longer periods and what to do about it. We will discuss brain balancing exercises to get the most out of school time and other tricks for creating a longer attention span in your child.
"How to Increase Endurance and Attention" will be offered on Sunday, October 25th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
The sixth class in our series is called "Brain Organizing Movements for Success in the Classroom". In this class, we will discuss the physical structure of the brain as well as how
midline crossing activities inspire optimal brain organization. We will talk about who can benefit from these movements (spoiler alert: everyone!) and how they can help your child's academic and extracurricular activities reach a new level of success. This is an excellent class for families who have children who struggle with attention, emotional regulation and organization.
"Brain Organizing Movements for Success in the Classroom" will be offered on Sunday, November 8th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.
The seventh class in our series is called "Time is a Circle: Time Management for Kids Who Struggle". In this class, we will talk about tricks and tips for telling time, keeping track of our time and organizing our time so that projects and assignments are completed when they are due. Visual spatial children often struggle with time management and think of time in a circle as opposed to a line. This class explains their thought process and ways to support time management in a way they can relate to.
"Time is a Circle: Time Management for Kids Who Struggle" will be offered on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.