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November 4, 2011 > The well-balanced student

The well-balanced student

Submitted By Martha Kreeger

Dr. Amy Alamar, Ed.D, from the Schools Program Director for Challenge Success at Stanford, will lead an engaging and practical presentation on how we can foster success in today's fast paced and performance based world.

We examine the "traps" that occur in and out of school over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition. Discuss strategies to promote healthier home and school environments. This thought-provoking program is a must for parents seeking a healthy balance between academic achievement and personal fulfillment for their students.

In this presentation, you will learn:

How the increasing demands and high expectations placed on students can often have unintentional but damaging effects

How students today are coping--or not--with the academic pressure they face

Ways you can reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement in school

Dr. Alamar oversees new and improved programs for member schools, provides direct support and resources to schools, and plans bi-annual school conferences. She has been working and researching in the field of education for over 10 years with a focus on under-resourced students, curriculum, and constructivist education. Dr. Alamar has experience in classroom instruction, curriculum design, and professional development. She has worked extensively with Aim High, a Bay area summer enrichment program, and in teacher education at the University of San Francisco. Any Fremont Unified School District parents and faculty are encouraged to attend!

Raising the well balanced student
Tuesday, November 8
7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Mission San Jose High School, C-120 Auditorium
41717 Palm Avenue, Fremont
(510) 657-3600
Presented free of charge to the community
Sponsored by Mission: SOS and Mission San Jose High School

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