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Social Emotional Learning & Wellness [clear filter]
Thursday, October 17
 

TBA

Beyond Brain Breaks-- Activating Learning through Movement
This active session will focus on different ways to allow students the flexibility to move while they learn in the classroom. Children and adults become fidgety or sluggish after long sedentary spells; while brain breaks help interrupt the long periods of sitting, integrating movement and activity can benefit memory, focus, motivation, and comprehension.

Wednesday & Thursday Slate
avatar for Zubin Mobedshahi

Zubin Mobedshahi

Lower School PE Teacher, The Nueva School
Zubin Mobedshahi attended Nueva from kindergarten through eighth grade. He joined the Nueva faculty five years ago after studying psychology at Skidmore College, running an organic farm, and teaching ecology and outdoor education. Zubin is especially interested in scaffolding interdisciplinary... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 TBA
Nueva Hillsborough Campus 6565 Skyline Boulevard, Hillsborough, CA 94010

TBA

Wonder and Awe: How Biophilic Design and Nature-Based Instruction Impact the Student Experience
Have you ever been moved to wonder and awe by studying a flower, listening to birdsong, or gazing out upon a sunset? If so, then you have experienced biophilia, our innate human affinity for nature. In this sensory immersive session you will learn how incorporating biophilic design strategies on your campus reduces student stress hormones, aids sleep and digestion, and improves attentiveness, concentration, and memory. We will share examples of seamlessly integrated nature-based instruction, and you will design an outdoor learning environment. Together we can improve the student experience for all learners by harnessing the power of nature.

Wednesday & Thursday Slate
avatar for Anna Harrison

Anna Harrison

Director of Educational Planning, Aedis Architects
Anna Harrison is an educational planning and design professional who draws upon her 30 years of experience to empower school districts to discover and implement their long-range educational vision and mission. A veteran interior designer, community college instructor, and workshop... Read More →
avatar for Hillary Freeman

Hillary Freeman

Dean of Student Life, Grades 5-12, The Nueva School
Since joining Nueva in 2005 as a biology and chemistry teacher, Hillary has willingly taken leadership roles on a variety of programs and projects in the Middle and Upper Schools. Her current focus is on the Upper School as the director of internships, ninth-grade dean, and ninth-grade... Read More →
avatar for John Diffenerfer

John Diffenerfer

President, Aedis Architects
John is the president of Aedis Architects and has nearly 30 years of California school design experience. Formerly chairman of the AIA Silicon Valley Committee on the Environment and chair of the Green Schools Committee for the Northern California Chapter of the USGBC, John has been... Read More →
avatar for Vincent P. Lattanzio

Vincent P. Lattanzio

Principal, Landscape Architect
Vincent Lattanzio brings over 35 years of experience as a project landscape architect and principal-in-charge of public institutional projects. His ability to design inspiring, LEED-certified, sustainable projects adds unique value to his role as project landscape architect. He works... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 TBA
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

TBA

Depathologizing Learning Difference: A Non-threatening, Solution Oriented Way to Talk to Students and Their Families
Wednesday & Thursday Slate
avatar for Ericka Fur

Ericka Fur

Upper School Learning Support Specialist, The Nueva School
Ericka Fur, Nueva’s educational support coordinator, holds a BA in English literature and psychology from the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and a higher diploma of secondary education from the University of Cape Town. She also holds an MS in learning disabilities... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 TBA
Nueva Hillsborough Campus 6565 Skyline Boulevard, Hillsborough, CA 94010

TBA

Perfectionism in High Achieving Learners 
One of the characteristics of highly intelligent students is the strong desire to master. While this can be a positive quality, it can result in a limiting perfectionism when coupled with unrealistic expectations. Additionally, students lack the tools needed to help them persevere when they face struggle. As educators at Nueva, we have seen the rise of perfectionism in our students in recent years. What can we as educators do to foster a healthy approach to growth and mastery? Join us as we look more closely at perfectionism in our younger students and share the ways in which we can support them in developing a balanced approach to learning.

Leave this workshop with ideas that will empower your students!

Wednesday & Thursday Slate
avatar for Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

1st Grade Lead Teacher and Design Thinking Coach, The Nueva School
Emily Mitchell is a first-grade teacher at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, California. Teaching had always been one of her passions, and it wasn't until she spent time in the corporate world that the pull to education became even stronger. Emily has a Bachelor of Arts from Lafayette... Read More →
avatar for Laraine Ray

Laraine Ray

Kindergarten Teacher, The Nueva School
Laraine Ray has been an early childhood educator for 40 years; the last fifteen as a kindergarten teacher at The Nueva School.  She specializes in developing intellectually stimulating curricula that stems from student interest. Using the children’s questions as a starting point... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 TBA
Nueva Hillsborough Campus 6565 Skyline Boulevard, Hillsborough, CA 94010

TBA

Teach a Mindful Moment: 10 Simple Ways to Bring Mindfulness into the Classroom
Dive into classroom mindfulness practices with these 10 simple strategies. Experience mindfulness as you might implement it directly with your students, and learn about the research showing why mindfulness is effective. Topics include balloon breathing, noting thoughts, mindful listening, and recognizing emotions.

Wednesday & Thursday Slate
avatar for Melissa Beressi

Melissa Beressi

Educator, Add a Little Happiness; Take a Mindful Moment
Melissa Beressi, MEd, has been working as an educator for over 25 years, beginning as an undergraduate at UCLA in the Young Autism Project through 10 years as an elementary school teacher and 15 years as a teacher coach and workshop presenter for Palo Alto Unified School District... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 TBA
Nueva Hillsborough Campus 6565 Skyline Boulevard, Hillsborough, CA 94010

TBA

Teaching Affirmative Consent to High School Students
Young people grow up surrounded by misleading and often harmful messages about sexuality and gender that negatively impact their understandings of consent.  As educators and advocates for young people, it is our responsibility to disrupt these messages and support our young people in understanding what consent looks, sounds, and feels like so that they can build satisfying and safe romantic relationships.  In this workshop, we will share activities we have used in our classes to help students reflect on and communicate about consent. This interactive workshop is geared towards all high school educators, especially those who are not health or sexual health educators but have responsibilities for implementing some sexual health or consent education within their institutions.

Wednesday & Thursday Slate
avatar for Alison Williams

Alison Williams

Science of Mind, and Equity & Social Justice Associate Teacher, The Nueva School
Alison’s educational and professional experience has been focused on social and community empowerment. Earning a degree from Arizona State University, she concentrated in social work and restorative justice practices. Thus far in her career, her work has been dedicated to creating... Read More →
avatar for Kate Bedford

Kate Bedford

Puberty and Sexuality Educator
Kate Bedford, MPH, has taught puberty education and human sexuality to adolescents and their parents for the past fifteen years at schools throughout the Bay Area, including Nueva, the Brandeis School of San Francisco, Ring Mountain Day School, and the Marin School.  She infuses... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 TBA
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

TBA

StoryCorps in the Classroom: Using Digital Media to Support Social & Emotional Learning
In this hands-on session, educators will explore how StoryCorps’ digital audio and other tools supports social and emotional learning and provides rich opportunities for educators and students to practice empathy. Come prepared to reflect on your practice, delve into StoryCorps' teaching resources and become a part of the cadre of educators from around the country who are using these resources to promote listening and learning.

Wednesday & Thursday Slate
avatar for Lisa V. Gale

Lisa V. Gale

Chief Program Officer, StoryCorps
Lisa V. Gale, PhD, joined StoryCorps as chief program officer in 2017. She is a member of the organization's five-member executive team and oversees the production of audio and animated shorts, the interview collection (including a MobileTour, StoryBooths in two cities, and a team... Read More →


Thursday October 17, 2019 TBA
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
 
Friday, October 18
 

8:15am

A Well-Balanced Perspective on College "Fit"
The college admissions process can be a source of stress and anxiety for students and parents alike. In this interactive presentation, Dr. Pope will address many of the important questions we hear from families: What do college rankings really measure? Are students who attend more selective colleges better off later in life? What is “fit” and why does it matter? Come and explore practical strategies to help reduce unnecessary pressure around the college admissions process and ways to support students’ overall well-being and readiness for life in college and beyond.

Friday Slate
avatar for Denise Pope

Denise Pope

Senior Lecturer, Stanford University; Challenge Success
Denise Pope, PhD, is a senior lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

8:15am

Exploring the Ethics of Attention for a Digital World
For many years, I have been investigating how to bring a more balanced, contemplative focus to our online lives, helping students (as well as faculty and staff) engage more attentively, and thus more effectively and healthfully, with their digital devices and apps. Most recently, I have been extending this work, asking students to explicitly investigate their ethical responsibilities while online, with special focus on the ethics of attention: Why does it matter, ethically, how we pay attention to ourselves and others in our online interactions, and how do we go about doing this? How and when should we use (or abstain from using) our devices in face-to-face interactions, and why? In this presentation, I will offer some of the exercises and strategies that I have been developing, and share student responses, including some of the challenges that arise in doing this work. 

Friday Slate
avatar for David Levy

David Levy

Professor, University of Washington Information School
David M. Levy is a professor at the Information School at the University of Washington in Seattle. He earned his PhD in computer science at Stanford University and a diploma in calligraphy and bookbinding from the Roehampton Institute in London. For over 15 years he was a researcher... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

8:15am

Mental Health Innovation and Possibilites
What innovative solutions and start-ups exist to tackle mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, and suicide for our young people? Let me share with you what I have found and learned while looking at hundreds of mental health companies and start-ups. Having worked as global head of innovation and advanced technology at AIG and leading the innovation fund and innovation lab at Kaiser Permanente, we thought there could be possibilities where health + innovation + technology could produce innovative solutions for mental health. Come join me and we’ll share ideas and discuss the possibilities.

Friday Slate
avatar for Faye Sahai

Faye Sahai

Managing Director, Vinaj Ventures and Telosity.co Fund
Faye Sahai is a leader of innovation and inclusive practices that grow businesses, develop new opportunities, and position companies to lead. Currently she is the managing director of Vinaj, investing in mental health innovative solutions and start-ups to address depression, anxiety... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 8:15am - 9:15am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

9:25am

Child Poverty: Next Steps for Research and Policy
Although child poverty rates have fallen by half in the past 50 years, 13% of U.S. children (9.7 million in all) still live in families with incomes below the poverty line. Drawing from a recently released National Academy report on child poverty, I will briefly summarize causal evidence on the consequences of poverty for children's healthy development, as well as research on the developmental impacts of anti-poverty programs such as food stamps and the Earned Income Tax Credit. In light of our relative ignorance of the impact of poverty on very young children, I will describe an ongoing experiment in which low-income mothers with newborns are randomly assigned to receive either smaller or larger monthly cash gifts over the first 40 months of their children's lives. Impacts will be assessed on both children's cognitive and socioemotional development as well as on family processes thought to mediate the impacts of poverty on child well-being. Finally, I will describe the impacts on child poverty and employment of 20 program and policy approaches to reducing child poverty, which is also found in the National Academy report.

Friday Slate
avatar for Greg Duncan

Greg Duncan

Professor, University of California Irvine, School of Education
Greg Duncan holds the title of Distinguished Professor in the School of Education at the University of California, Irvine. Duncan received his PhD in economics from the University of Michigan and spent the first 35 years of his career at the University of Michigan and Northwestern... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:25am - 10:25am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

9:25am

Addressing the Link Between Learning Differences and Anxiety and Depression: A Panel Discussion
Parenting is a lifelong journey filled with incredible highs, daunting lows, and everything in between. As parents, we do anything necessary to be certain our kids are happy and healthy. Since there’s no universal parent handbook that contains “all the right answers,” sometimes we get stuck. Sometimes we’re scared. We always worry. The sheer size of our responsibility can make us feel isolated and vulnerable. Please attend this panel discussion addressing the power of neurodiversity and how learning differences, anxiety, and depression are linked. Moderated by Dr. Rosalie Whitlock, executive director of Children’s Health Council, Palo Alto.

Friday Slate
avatar for Fumiko Hoeft

Fumiko Hoeft

Professor & Director, University of Connecticut; University of California San Francisco
Fumiko Hoeft, MD, PhD, is a professor of psychological sciences, psychiatry and neuroscience, and director of the Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) at the University of Connecticut (UConn), and professor of psychiatry, Weill Institute for Neurosciences and Dyslexia Center at the... Read More →
avatar for Rosalie Whitlock

Rosalie Whitlock

Executive Director, Children's Health Council
In her 30-plus years' experience, Dr. Whitlock has been a passionate and tireless advocate for kids and families. She has been serving as executive director at CHC for the past ten years. Before becoming executive director, she spent nine years on CHC’s board — two of those years... Read More →
avatar for Cindy Goldrich

Cindy Goldrich

ADHD/Executive Function Coach, PTS Coaching: ADHD Education and Support
Cindy Goldrich, EdM, ADHD-CCSP, is a mental health counselor, certified ADHD clinical service provider, and teacher trainer. As an ADHD specialist, she supports parents, educators, and other professionals to address the impact of ADHD and executive functioning on learning, motivation... Read More →
avatar for Suzanne Crandall

Suzanne Crandall

Community Advocate
Suzanne grew up on the San Francisco Peninsula and graduated with a BA from Duke University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. After working and living in New York and Europe, she returned to the Peninsula to earn an MBA from Stanford University. Suzanne has worked for various... Read More →
avatar for Marcus Soutra

Marcus Soutra

President, Eye to Eye
Marcus Soutra was identified with dyslexia and ADHD at a young age. He struggled in grade school, feeling frustrated and misunderstood. After graduating from Keene State with a degree in social science and secondary education, he chose to devote his life to creating a world where... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:25am - 10:25am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

9:25am

Rethinking Boyhood: From Research to the Classroom
Routine losses and casualties have always been an inconvenient truth about boyhood, whether in families, communities, or schools. A gender achievement gap has been a fact for 100 years, affecting all types of boys. In several global studies, the presenter learned from boys what enables them to engage with their teachers and was struck by how their insights compel a broad reimagining of boyhood itself.

Friday Slate
avatar for Michael C. Reichert

Michael C. Reichert

Executive Director, Center for the Study of Boys' and Girls' Lives; University of Pennsylvania
Michael Reichert is an applied and research psychologist who has long been an advocate for children and families. From counseling youth involved in the juvenile justice system through experiences leading treatment teams in a psychiatric hospital, Dr. Reichert has tested his understanding... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:25am - 10:25am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

9:25am

Creating Cultures of Dignity
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 transform the way we understand young people and youth culture so children can thrive in our communities. From young people’s friendships, social media use, gossip, drama, bullying, and the constant pressure to “keep up,” she’ll illustrate how children and teens develop their sense of self and guide their decision-making in everything from their academic choices and friends to how they manage conflict and know when to ask for help from adults. In addition, she’ll give concrete advice to parents and educators so they, in turn, can guide young people through the common yet complex problems young people face — while avoiding communication breakdowns and power struggles between children and adults.

Friday Slate
avatar for Rosalind Wiseman

Rosalind Wiseman

Educator on Ethical Leadership & Parenting and Social Media Expert
From where we learn to where we work, Rosalind Wiseman fosters civil dialogue and inspires communities to build strength, courage and purpose. Through professional development training, speaking, teaching, and consulting in a wide array of organizations, educational institutions and... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:25am - 10:25am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

9:25am

E = MC2: Science and Practice of Mindfulness, Compassion and Communication
This presentation will share empirical research and guided experiential practices of mindfulness, compassion, and communication. The goal is to elucidate an arc of training the mind, from contemplation to interpersonal skills to wellbeing.

Friday Slate
avatar for Philippe Goldin

Philippe Goldin

Professor, University of California Davis
Philippe Goldin, PhD, is an associate professor at UC Davis and leads the Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience Laboratory. His team is currently engaged in (a) basic research on the brain networks that differentiate focused attention, empathy, and compassion for self and others... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 9:25am - 10:25am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

10:35am

Envisioning a New Future for School Food
The research is clear: What we feed students in school, and what we teach them about food, shapes how they behave and how they learn over the course of the school day. Over a lifetime, the eating habits we set in place for children affect their educational attainment, career advancement, quality of life, and longevity. Across the country, 30 million children count on school cafeterias for their daily nutrition, making schools the nation's largest restaurant chain. Yet today, most of our education system approaches food as a cost center to be minimized, rather than an impact center to be unlocked. In this interactive discussion, FoodCorps CEO Curt Ellis, winner of the Heinz, Peabody, and GQ Leader Awards, will share new research on FoodCorps' work reimagining the role of food in schools and turning our nation's 100,000 school cafeterias into oases of health, community, and empowerment.

Friday Slate
avatar for Curt Ellis

Curt Ellis

Founder & CEO, FoodCorps, Inc.
Curt Ellis is recognized as a leading voice in America’s food movement. After growing up in Oregon and finding his passion for food and agriculture at the Mountain School and Yale, Curt moved to Iowa to investigate the role of subsidized commodities in the American obesity epidemic... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:35am - 11:35am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

10:35am

The Joy of Movement
Get ready for a session that brings together cutting-edge science and a playlist designed to get you moving!

People who are physically active have a stronger sense of purpose and experience more gratitude, love, and hope. They feel more connected to their communities and are less likely to suffer from loneliness or become depressed. These benefits are seen throughout the lifespan, apply to every socioeconomic stratum, and appear to be culturally universal.

In this talk, learn how and why physical activity promotes resilience, belonging, and even meaning in life. From the biological, including how exercise remodels the brain to make you more receptive to joy and social connection; to the psychological, such as how movement is intertwined with identity, self-expression, and self-efficacy; to the social, including how moving with others harnesses human instincts for teamwork, trust, and interdependence.

After thirty minutes of scientific insights and a discussion of their practical implications, get ready to experience the joy of movement yourself. Kelly will lead the group in 20 minutes of movement that requires no special skills or even “appropriate” clothing or footwear. Come as you are and learn physical movements that are linked to joy around the world. Experience the fun of moving in synchrony with friends and strangers, and master a simple dance routine to songs you know and love.


Friday Slate
avatar for Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal

Lecturer, Stanford University
Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University. As a pioneer in the field of "science-help," her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. She... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:35am - 11:35am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

10:35am

Digital Citizenship to Promote Digital Well-Being
Information technology holds great promise for transforming education — the use of digital devices, courseware, apps, games, and websites in the classroom has significant potential for personalized learning, new and innovative activities, and enhanced home-school connections. But with this power come behavioral and ethical issues, both in schools and at home: privacy violations, hate speech, new permutations of cyberbullying, fake news, digital addiction, FOMO (“fear of missing out”), rising anxiety levels, and mental health issues. In 2019, Common Sense updated its K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum — co-developed with the Project Zero team at the Harvard Graduate School of Education — to help educators address the digital dilemmas students are facing today. Linda Burch will share some key components of the curriculum to help educators teach digital citizenship as a means to promote healthy tech use.

Friday Slate
avatar for Linda Burch

Linda Burch

Co-Founder and Chief Education and Strategy Officer, Common Sense Media
Linda Burch is a Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Common Sense Media, the nation's leading nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families thrive in today's complicated digital world. Linda leads Common Sense’s strategy and development efforts and oversees its regional... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:35am - 11:35am
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

10:35am

Speaking up and Calling in: Skills to Interrupt White Supremacy and Racism with Love and Compassion
In this workshop we will present and practice basic communication skills, methods to challenge and deconstruct white supremacy and racism. We often lack the skill needed to engage meaningful, effective, and heartfelt conversations challenging white supremacy with those closest to us — our families, friends, and communities. In this interactive session we will cultivate a critical and compassionate understanding of the difference between “safe” and “comfortable” conversations and learn how to push through discomfort to engage these important conversations from a lens of love.  We will increase our skill in explaining and discussing the construction and impacts of white supremacy to individuals who are at varying levels of experience, and who may not share our beliefs and ideals. And will deepen our ability to effectively engage these conversations to connect across difference and begin deconstructing the culture of white supremacy. 

Friday Slate
avatar for Natalie Thoreson

Natalie Thoreson

Anti-Oppression/Social Justice Ed. Consultant, inVision Consulting
Natalie Thoreson, founder of inVision Consulting and the organization’s primary consultant, has designed and facilitated social justice, anti-oppression, and liberation workshops for over 17 years, designing and delivering workshops for people at various skill levels in nonprofit... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 10:35am - 12:05pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

12:35pm

Anxiety and the Twice-Exceptional Child
Students who are twice-exceptional (2e) have tremendous intellectual gifts alongside a wide range of possible learning challenges — attention differences, slow processing speed, social immaturity, and/or weak executive function skills, just to name a few of the possibilities. This asynchronous development can make it extremely challenging to meet their unique needs and contribute to significant mental health conditions such as anxiety. Learn more about the profiles of 2e students, why they experience anxiety, and how parents and educators can help support these exceptional youth.

Friday Slate
avatar for Ann Smith

Ann Smith

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Gifted Support Center
Ann founded Gifted Support Center in 2011 as a direct response to the lack of services and support available for gifted learners and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area. Ann spearheaded the creation of Leave Your Sleep for Education, an interdisciplinary language arts curriculum... Read More →
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Vivien Keil

Clinical Director, Children’s Health Council
Vivien Keil is a clinical director at the Children’s Health Council (CHC) in Palo Alto. She is a neuropsychologist who specializes in the developmental evaluation of young children and neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents. In her role at CHC, she frequently... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

12:35pm

Teaching Girls The Power of Voice 
Girls are facing new pressures today that are resulting in unprecedented levels of stress, anxiety, and depression. Marean will discuss how growing up today is different from the past, how this is impacted by demographics and culture, and, most importantly, what adults can teach and how they can model roles to cultivate resilience.

Friday Slate
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Simone Marean

CEO & Co-Founder, Girls Leadership
Simone is the CEO and co-founder of Girls Leadership. She taught Girls Leadership programs and presented on girls across the country and internationally, including the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and the American School in Dubai. Simone has a master's degree in educational... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

12:35pm

How to Find Time
Living in the 21st century, we have more “time-saving devices” than ever before, and yet no one seems to have enough time. Many people live in a state of extreme time poverty. Life seems to be getting more wound up. With the nature of work changing radically, and our natural rhythms and sleep cycles more distorted than ever, the ability to take time off or to find time to do what we value most is at serious risk. Meanwhile, we are increasingly anxious that human time is itself running out.

In this provocative, philosophical, and ultimately positive talk, Martin Boroson explores the way we experience time, how our understanding of time has changed over time, and even what “time” really is.

Martin will also share with you the one simple mindshift you need to finally start getting a grip on time. For the real key to time management lies not in the clock, or in any device, but in the very thing you have most control over: your state of mind. And while the modern crisis of time is not going away, it does offer a profound opportunity: to learn how to play with time, expand time, and appreciate the time you have.

Friday Slate
avatar for Martin Boroson

Martin Boroson

Founder, The One Moment Company
Martin Boroson is the creator of One-Moment Meditation, the playful, profound, and practical approach to meditation training that helps people break through the time barrier and tap the power of just one moment of focused attention. Martin’s cartoon, “How to Meditate in a Moment... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 12:35pm - 1:35pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

1:45pm

Brain Health & Climate Change
Environmental stress driven by weather extremes and related natural disasters is becoming an inescapable part of our lives, and will only be exacerbated by continuing climate change. While the impacts of environmental change, such as increasing heat waves and wild fires, on physical health have been studied in some detail, there is minimal understanding of the impact of environmental stress on mental health. This is especially critical in California, with the increasingly frequent wildfires driven by a changing climate in recent years. In this talk, I will introduce our recent collaborations with climate scientists, epidemiologists, and community psychologists to parse the impact of climate change on mental health and explore how neuroscience can contribute to this understanding.

Friday Slate
avatar for Jyoti Mishra

Jyoti Mishra

Assistant Professor, University of California San Diego
Dr. Mishra is the founder of the Neural Engineering and Translational Labs at UC San Diego. She is a neuroscientist with expertise in attention, learning, and brain plasticity. Her lab innovates neurotechnologies for scalable brain health mapping, monitoring, and precision therapeutics... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

1:45pm

Understanding the Impact of ADHD and Executive Function Skill Development on Learning, Motivation, and Behavior
A significant percentage of children who have ADHD are also highly intelligent and in the gifted community. Many of these students do not receive direct services, such as resource room or skills training, to address or remediate weaknesses in their attention regulation and executive function skills. Educators and related service providers are not often taught how to understand the struggles students who are gifted and yet have ADHD face as they approach learning and behaving in the classroom. Viewing ADHD as a neurobiological disorder rather than a character deficit, this workshop presents the latest research and best practices to remediate and support students with ADHD and executive function weaknesses. Participants will gain user-friendly skills, strategies, and techniques to support students at the point of performance while teaching self-regulation. Learn about subtle changes in the environment that will improve time management, working memory, motivation, and emotional regulation to benefit all students, not only those with ADHD. We will explore strategies to strengthen emotional and self-regulation skills to help improve problem-solving and advocacy skills in school and at home. Take advantage of the latest research and evidence-based best practices to get students motivated, focused, organized, and performing closer to their true potential.

Friday Slate
avatar for Cindy Goldrich

Cindy Goldrich

ADHD/Executive Function Coach, PTS Coaching: ADHD Education and Support
Cindy Goldrich, EdM, ADHD-CCSP, is a mental health counselor, certified ADHD clinical service provider, and teacher trainer. As an ADHD specialist, she supports parents, educators, and other professionals to address the impact of ADHD and executive functioning on learning, motivation... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

1:45pm

Forgive for Good
The session will focus on forgiveness as a critical and unexplored component of happiness, showing how grudges towards self and others sap one’s energy and health and limit one’s self-confidence. We will have the opportunity to reflect on how research has validated the importance for emotional and physical well being of transcending blame and resentment.

Friday Slate
avatar for Frederic Luskin

Frederic Luskin

Director, Stanford University Forgiveness Project
Dr. Luskin founded and currently serves as director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Project. He is also senior consultant in health promotion/wellness at the Stanford University Health Center and department chair in clinical psychology at Sofia University. At Stanford, Dr... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

2:55pm

FOOD REVOLUTION - The Intersection of Unapologetic Deliciousness, Human Health, and Health of the Environment 
This presentation utilizes current national dietary guidelines and published databases to evaluate the impacts of reasonable shifts in the amount and type of protein intake in the United States on the intersection of human and environmental health. The established scientific basis and recommendations for protein intake as described in the US Dietary Reference Intakes are reviewed. Data on food availability from both the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and data on consumption from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey are used to examine estimates of current US protein consumption. Greenhouse gas (carbon dioxide equivalents [CO2eq]) and blue and green water impacts of US protein consumption resulting from US agricultural practices were obtained from previously published meta-analyses. A 25% decrease in protein intake paired with a 25% shift from animal food to plant food protein intake — from an 85:15 ratio to a 60:40 ratio—would best align protein intake with national dietary recommendations while simultaneously resulting in 40% fewer CO2eq emissions and 10% less consumptive water use. The modeling of this strategy suggests a savings of 129 billion kilograms of CO2eq and 3.1 trillion gallons of water relative to current consumption.

Friday Slate
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Christopher Gardner

Rehnborg Farquhar Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford University
Dr. Gardner holds a PhD in nutrition science and is a professor of medicine at Stanford University. For the past 20 years his research has examined the potential health benefits of dietary components such as soy, garlic, antioxidants, ginkgo, omega-3 fats, vegetarian diets, and weight-loss... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

2:55pm

One Love; Giving Communities the Tools to Love Better
Love is not just a feeling, but a skill we can all improve on. One Love is sparking the conversation about relationships through innovative, film-based workshops, enabling young people to develop tangible skills on how to help themselves and their friends, and how to understand the signs of a healthy relationship. Our library of resources, for kids as young as middle school, help communities start conversations and develop a common understanding of healthy and unhealthy relationships like never before. Join One Love for this interactive session and learn how you can start the conversation about relationships with the young people in your life.

Friday Slate
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Megan Gray

West Coast Engagement Manager, One Love
Megan Gray is the West Coast engagement manager at One Love. Megan works with our state-wide community and school-based partners to implement One Love’s educational workshops while also spearheading the Bay Area student leadership and volunteer programs. Megan graduated from UC... Read More →
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Megan Shackleton

Chief Program Officer and Bay Area Executive Director, One Love
Megan is One Love’s chief program officer and Bay Area executive director. She leads both One Love’s national program strategy and its San Francisco Bay Area office, with the goal of scaling One Love’s educational reach and building the movement to end relationship violence... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403

2:55pm

Add a Little Happiness: 10 Research-Based Strategies to Increase Happiness in Ourselves and Our Children
Experience a sample of the research that sheds light on the nature of human happiness. Delve into habits, practices, and ways of thinking that foster happiness in children and ourselves. Topics include savoring the good, exercise, promotion vs. prevention talk, gratitude, optimism, and kindness. Learn about the science behind these topics as well as a few simple ideas to implement right away.

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Melissa Beressi

Educator, Add a Little Happiness; Take a Mindful Moment
Melissa Beressi, MEd, has been working as an educator for over 25 years, beginning as an undergraduate at UCLA in the Young Autism Project through 10 years as an elementary school teacher and 15 years as a teacher coach and workshop presenter for Palo Alto Unified School District... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 2:55pm - 3:55pm
Nueva Bay Meadows Campus 131 E. 28th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403