- What's the difference between private and public elementary school?
- How does the school foster out-of-the-box, divergent thinking to support gifted, talented and advanced learners?
- What's the difference between Transitional Kindergarten (TK) and Kindergarten?
- How can an individualized approach maximize your child's success?
Parents have coined the term boutique experience when referring to Woodland Hills Private School, which is designed to encourage leadership, independence, responsibility, self-reliance, creativity, and critical thinking. The school's award-winning program is rooted in the belief that the social and emotional curriculum is as important as the academic curriculum. Teachers are deeply engaged in professional development and work as a team to support every student’s learning. Parents participate in a warm, inclusive community and become partners in their children’s education. All of this results in students who have a strong academic and social-emotional foundation for life.
- Program designed to meet the unique needs of gifted & talented children.
- All classrooms have two highly qualified full-time teachers and an average student-teacher ratio of 12:1. Students benefit from a large, diverse peer group while also receiving extensive individualized attention.
- Columbia University's Balanced Literacy program helps students reach their full potential as readers and writers.
- Exclusive Science & Nature Center with over 70 animals goes beyond hands-on learning!
- STEAM Engineering and 3D Printing curriculum.
- A unique approach to teaching social skills and leadership.
- CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS 101 - MONDAY, JANUARY 28 @ 8:30-10:00 AM
- CHALLENGING BEHAVIORS 201 - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25 @ 5:30-7:30 PM
The workshops build upon each other and include many videos and examples that come directly from Todd’s work at Pacific Oaks Children’s School. While we encourage participants to come to both sessions, there is still a lot of wonderful content and strategies to be gained by attending either CB101 or CB201 if you cannot come to both.
Topics discussed will include:
- Understanding "misbehavior” as a skill gap
- Using a systems thinking mindset to deconstruct problem behaviors
- The power of language in shaping power conflicts
- The role of physical choreography in conflict resolution
- It’s not what you know, but how you practice
- Partnering with your spouse, co-parent or co-teacher
About the Presenter
Todd Hioki’s current research is on the application of systems thinking and design thinking to early childhood education and parenting. Todd presents internationally on early education and child development topics and currently instructs at Pacific Oaks College and Children’s School, as well as UCLA, Mission College and SMC, while concurrently working on his Ph.D.
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