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Trusted Adults—a Pathway to Marijuana Prevention
August 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EDTFree
Rosalind Wiseman will be a keynote speaker and hosting at breakout session at the Denver Partnership for Youth Success’ Trusted Adults—a Pathway to Marijuana Prevention conference.
Keynote: Telling An Adult Isn’t So Easy
Based on over twenty years of teaching and constant feedback from today’s generation of young people, Rosalind Wiseman’s presentation is a call for action to understand why it can be so challenging to connect to the children we work with every day. She will highlight the reasons why a student can be disconnected and disengaged in class; from negative peer social dynamics, conflicts online that have spilled into the classroom, substance abuse, and/or problems at home. However, from an educator’s perspective it can be understandably challenging to know how to approach the student in a way that both provides structure and standards for their class participation and communicates that they care about the student’s well-being. But addressing that challenge is critical because young people must have confidence that the adults who teach them are competent and care about their wellbeing.
Breakout Session: Creating a Culture of Dignity
During Ms. Wiseman’s breakout following the keynote, she will conduct an interactive session with educators using real life examples to frame a conflict management strategy for any educator to use—while avoiding the common communication breakdowns and power struggles between children and adults. Participants will takes these challenging moments and learn to transform them into opportunities for students increased engagement in class and strengthening the teacher/student relationship. Specifically, the breakout will focus on the following topics:
- Provide a strategy to teach young people how to ask for help
- Identify a structure to teach students how to articulate negative feelings in a healthy manner
- Empower students to articulate themselves in a conflict, receive feedback when someone is angry with them.