Women in Leadership (LA)
Building Community: Forging Connections Within, Between and Beyond Our Schools
While as women we may be good at cultivating relationships, we often are not as intentional about developing and sustaining professional connections that can lead us to new opportunities and ways of being in the world. At this year’s Women in Leadership Conference, we will explore the vital role networks, mentorships, and sponsorships play in fostering personal well-being and professional growth.
At this year’s conference, participants will hear from women who are visionary in their leadership, passionate about creating community, and committed to mentoring the next generation. There will also be the opportunity to celebrate those who have paved the way for us; make connections with other women educators at all stages of their careers; learn new skills to foster networks of support; and finally, develop a plan for reaching up to mentors and sponsors, and reaching out to become a mentor or sponsor.
Featured Presenters and Activities:
- Keynote: Elena Aguilar, author of The Art of Coaching and The Art of Coaching Teams speaks about building resilient communities and the power of networks throughout our professional lives
- In Conversation: Reveta Bowers, Former Head of School at The Center for Early Education, and Baudelia Taylor, Head of School at Crestview Preparatory School, talk about their experiences as mentor and mentee with Stella Beale, Director of Studies at Windward School
- Experiential activities to facilitate connections and build networking skills
- Opportunities for reflection and goal setting
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Elena AguilarElena Aguilar has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in instructional coaching and team development. Her approach fosters transformation for students, and the adults who support them. She is the author of The Art of Coaching, (2013) The Art of Coaching Teams, (2016) and the forthcoming, Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (Jossey Bass, 2018). She is also a frequent contributor to Edutopia and EdWeek Teacher. Elena worked in the Oakland Unified School District for 19 years and lives in Oakland, CA.
Essay about Teens Need Peer Pressure
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Raising kids in today is hard and can be very frightening. One of the biggest concerns and fears of parents is how their child will react to peer pressure when the children become teenagers. Parents have a lot of influence on their children and are able to teach them right from wrong. But as children become teenagers their friends seem to have more influence on them than the parents do. Should parents try to keep their kids from having to deal with peer pressure? No, because kids need some peer pressure to help them develop as individuals and peer pressure has both positive and negative affects on our kids. The key is to prepare kids to deal with the serious choices that come from peer pressure.
There are things parents can do to help…show more content…
Don't be afraid to use discipline with your children. It just tells them you love them enough to say no. This will help your child develop the self-discipline to say no when they're approached by a negative peer group.
When parents are too strict, though, it can push kids towards negative peer pressure. Teenagers feel they have the right to have their own opinion and that they need their freedom, and should be able to make some choices for themselves. Teenagers will challenge their parents' opinions and ideas. This is just part of your kids developing and growing into young adults. If parents are too strict and don't give their teenager these rights, then the teenager might turn to negative peer groups to try to have this freedom and to be able to express their own opinion and ideas about things.
Getting your kid involved with positive peer groups outside of the family at a young age, like sports, girl/boy scouts, dances, birthday party's, etc., will help them prepare for the peer pressure they will have to deal with as a teenager. By getting your kid involved in these positive peer groups at a young age, it will help to build up their self-esteem and when they become teenagers they're more likely to hangout with positive peer groups.
Parents also need to get involved with their kid's friends and school activities. Make their friends feel welcome around you and at your home and try