Open and Caring at ASFM on April 4th
Conference Speaker: Dr. Lea Waters
Date: Thursday, April 4th, 2019
Place: Guillermo Zambrano Auditorium
Audience: ASFM Community and Special Guests
3:30 - 4:20 pm Teachers "Strength-Based Teaching: Bringing Out the Best in Students & Teachers"
8:00 - 8:50 pm Parents "Strength-Based Parenting: Small Shifts Can Make a Positive Difference in Your Kids".
9:00 - 10:00 pm Parents Workshop Sessions
Cost: Dr. Lea Waters conferences have a cost of $100 pesos per conference and per attendee. Follow - up workshop sessions do not have a cost.
Strength-Based Teaching: Bringing Out the Best in Students & Teachers
Description: Every teacher wants to bring out the best in their students and themselves. Dr. Lea Waters research clearly shows the advantages of taking a strength-based approach for students, including greater levels of happiness at school, higher student engagement, smoother transitions from kindergarten to elementary school, more successful adjustment from elementary to middle school, and higher levels of academic achievement. Research also shows benefits for teachers who learn how to identify and utilize their own strengths.
Strength-Based Parenting: Small Shifts Can Make a Positive Difference in Your Kids
Description: Dr. Lea Waters research shows that parents can build inner resilience in their children by using the science of Strength-Based Parenting (SBP) to help them see and use their own strengths to navigate life's challenges. In fact, her published research has shown that SBP is linked to children having: higher levels of achievement, increased levels of life satisfaction and self-esteem, reduced risk of depression & anxiety, and better ability to cope with stress and adversity.
About Dr. Lea Waters
Lea is a psychologist, researcher, speaker and author. She's one of the world's leading experts on Positive Education, Positive Organizations, and Strength-Based Parenting and Teaching. As a University researcher, Lea turns her science into strength-based strategies to help organizations, educators and parents around the world build resilience in their employees and children, helping them to thrive. Lea is the president of the International Positive Psychology Association, and founding director of the Centre for Positive Psychology at the University of Melbourne. She is the author of The Strength Switch. Lea's work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, and more.