AISNE Health and Wellness Conference: Motivating Students who are Outside-the-Box Thinkers

AISNE Health and Wellness Conference featuring Dr. Sharon Saline

2022 Health and Wellness Conference

Hosted by AISNE, featuring a presentation by Dr. Sharon Saline:

“Scattered Kids: Motivating Students who are Outside-the-Box Thinkers for Success in School and Life”

  • Date: May 5, 2022
  • Time: 8am – 4:30pm ET
  • Dr. Saline’s Presentation Time: 10:30am – 11:45am ET
  • Location:
    Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood
    1125 Boston-Providence Turnpike
    Norwood, MA 02062

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Presentation Description:

Do you know children and teens with ADHD, ASD or learning disabilities who have a tough time starting and completing things they have to do? Many of these neurodivergent students struggle not only with procrastination but also with perfectionism and low self-esteem. Successfully motivating and supporting these kids relies on a strength-based, collaborative approach that synthesizes cognitive behavioral interventions with mindful awareness.

In this workshop, Dr. Sharon Saline, award-winning author, international speaker and consultant, explores the challenges of teaching scattered students and offers effective strategies for how educators can better support them academically and personally. Participants will learn essential tools for improving executive functioning skills specifically related to motivation, strategies for reducing procrastination, and techniques for building self-confidence. With this support, outside-the-box thinkers develop better accountability and increased levels of independence.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the executive functioning skills that affect motivation.
  2. Describe how to teach goal-directed persistence, time management, and organizational skills that stick.
  3. Understand and reduce perfectionism in neurodivergent learners.
  4. Teach prioritization and create effective routines with meaningful, collaborative incentives.
  5. Determine appropriate levels of parent participation in kids’ academic and personal lives.

Event Description:

Rediscover the joy of teaching and being in community with your peers at our first in-person Health and Wellness conference in nearly three years. Our program will focus on moving forward with purpose, confidence, and clarity. Join us for a day of learning, connection, reflection, and rejuvenation! The theme is From Grieving to Thriving: Making Space to Heal and Find Joy.

You will find workshops to help you reinvigorate your love of education, help students cope with the anxiety of the past two years, center on mindfulness for yourself and students, and support other neurodivergent students in your classroom. The conference will conclude with a rejuvenating session of self-care experiences, including massages, yoga, and meditation.

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