Tools for Success

Tools for Success

Parenting and Academic Strategies

Saturday, November 3, 2018

9:00 a.m. - Noon Seminar
Noon - 12:45 p.m. Admissions Q&A

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Keynote

More Than Just Another Day of School by Cynthia Tobias

Tobias, an internationally recognized author and speaker, will provide insights and practical strategies for recognizing and appreciating all kinds of learning styles. The keynote will be followed by multiple breakout sessions on topics related to parenting and academic strategies. We will offer sessions appropriate for parents of students in preschool through high school and students in grades 5 and above. Come experience why Bear Creek faculty and staff are recognized as thought leaders and experts in the field of education.


Preschool - Grade 6 

Key: Sessions for parents with a grade-level focus (P-6)

Breakout Session #1 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Why Kids Misbehave (P-6)
  • Tools for Developing Great Readers (P-2)
  • Intentionally Building Godly Character (P-4)
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk (P-6)

Breakout Session #2 10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

  • Personality and Temperament (P-4)
  • What to Do About Screen Time? The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (P-6)
  • Culture of Competition (P-6)
  • You Can't Make Me, But I Can Be Persuaded (P-12, double session)

Breakout Session #3 11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

  • You Can't Make Me, But I Can Be Persuaded (P-12, double session)
  • Games to Practice Coding (1-6)
  • Birth Order: Why You Are the Way You Are (P-6)
  • Raising a Resilient Child (P-6)

Grades 5-12 

Key: Sessions for students (S), parents (P), and grade-level focus (5-12)

Breakout Session #1 10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

  • Innovate. Make. Create. (S 5-8)
  • Social Media and the Power of Imagination (S 7-12) 
  • Preparing Your Child for Adulthood (P 5-12)
  • GRIT (S 5-12, P 5-12)

Breakout Session #2 10:40 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.

  • Speaking With Confidence (S 9-12, P 5-12)
  • Math: More Than Numbers on a Page (S 5-8)
  • Habits of Highly Successful Teens (S 5-12, P 5-12)
  • The Power of Stories (S 5-12, P 5-12)
  • You Can't Make Me, But I Can Be Persuaded (P P-12, double session)

Breakout Session #3 11:20 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

  • You Can't Make Me, But I Can Be Persuaded (P P-12, double session)
  • College Itch (S 9-12, P 5-12)
  • Tips and Tricks for Combating Stress (S 5-12, P 5-12)
  • Culture of Competition (P 5-12)

This seminar features 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 speaker
10:00 a.m. Breakout sessions begin
11:50 a.m. Seminar concludes

Admissions Q&A Schedule

Noon - 12:45 p.m. Prospective families are invited to stay for a complimentary lunch, student panel, parent Q&A, and an opportunity to meet the admissions staff.