Catching Teachable Minutes with Kids: A Presentation by Dr. Connie Hebert

Parents, guardians, and grandparents are invited to attend a presentation that will help them make the most of those unexpected moments where the right words can help kids of all ages learn important things about what’s happening just then.   Join us on Thursday evening, January 16, 2014 at 7 pm in the Woodbury Room for this program, presented by Dr. Connie Hebert especially for parents – or anyone else who takes care of kids!

The Teachable Minute is the golden opportunity to teach kids something, anywhere, on the spot.  It can happen at any time, in everyday places we all go. It can happen in a car, at the mall, around the kitchen table, at the post office, in the yard, on a plane, in an elevator, at the beach – anywhere you can imagine. All kids are naturally curious – teachable minutes are a perfect way to give them our attention.

Dr. Connie Hebert says, “Everywhere we go, we can find kids who are watching adults who are engaging with devices at all hours of the day and night.  This concern raised an important question for me:  How can we strike a balance between engaging with devices and interacting with kids?  My goal is to help parents become experts at catching the teachable minute so they can interact with kids of all ages, anytime and anywhere.”

Dr. Connie Hebert has served a decade as senior national consultant for Staff Development for Educators (SDE) and 3 years as a Treasures™ reading program consultant and national speaker for Macmillan/McGraw-Hill.  She has her doctorate in Educational Leadership and masters in Reading Education.  Field experience includes director of reading (K-12), elementary classroom teacher in 7 school districts, Reading Recovery specialist in 3 districts, and instructor for 3 Massachusetts colleges.

Free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.


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