Tools for Success

Seminars plus Open House

Saturday, November 4, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.

These two simultaneous seminars both feature a keynote and multiple breakout sessions on a variety of parenting and academic strategies. You will gain the latest in parenting research and encouragement as well as academic information and advice. Experience why Bear Creek faculty and staff are recognized as thought leaders and experts in the field of education.

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Seminar Schedule

8:30 a.m. Coffee and pastries served
9:00 a.m. Keynote speakers
10:00 a.m. Breakout sessions begin

At noon our morning seminars conclude with a light lunch for prospective families, parent Q & As, and an opportunity to meet the admissions staff.


Preschool - Grade 6 Tools for Success Seminar

Keynote Speaker Karen Blankenbeckler
V.P. for Academic Affairs, The Bear Creek School
The Way Kids Learn

Three breakout sessions with topics including:

  • Love and Logic
  • The Five Love Languages of Children
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
  • Raising Resilient Kids
  • Building Strong Mathematical Foundations in an Engaging Way
  • Early Learning at Home
  • Advice on Parenting and the School Years
  • What to Do About Screen Time? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • Understanding Personality and Temperament
  • Culture of Competition
  • Identifying the Why in the Daily Work: Building Godly Character Intentionally
  • And more!
Eventbrite - The Bear Creek School Open House (PS-6) and Tools for Success Seminar

Grades 5-12 Tools for Success Seminar

Keynote Speaker Patrick Carruth
President and Headmaster, The Bear Creek School
Aristotle and the Apple Watch

Three breakout sessions with topics including:

  • Parent Boot Camp for College Success
  • The Middle School Brain and How it Works Differently Than Yours
  • Character: Can We Instill Virtue in Our Children?
  • A Took Kit for Developing Great Writers
  • Just for Students LeaderShop: Re-Tooling Your Life for Influence and Impact
  • Sticky Faith: Fueling Desire for God and Making It Last for Teenagers
  • Heart and Soul of the Renaissance: STEM Teachers More Than Critical Thinking
  • Tapping Into Your Student's Strengths and Temperament
  • Just for Students Matching Your Passions and Strengths to Careers
  • The Five Love Languages of Preteens and Teens
  • The Art of Slowing and the Power of Observation
  • Study Like a Brain Scientist: Tips and Tricks to Make Learning Stick!
  • Getting Noticed: Applications for Highly-Selective Schools
  • And more!
Eventbrite - The Bear Creek School Open House (5-12) and Tools for Success Seminar
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