Parent/Caregiver Education Series: Inspiring Intrinsic Motivation -- Tuesday, January 12
IN THIS ISSUE
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LIBRARY BOOK DONATIONS NEEDED
The Willard Library could use donations of some popular books, please see the list below and contact Ms. Berlin-Stephens (email@example.com) if you can help!
1. All Raina Telgemeier books
2. All Terri Libenson books
3. Poet X - Acevedo
4. Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter - Saenz
5. Brave/Awkward - Chmakova graphic novels
6. Ready Player One and Two - Cline
7. Newer Diary of a Wimpy Kids
8. 57 Bus - Slater
9. War That Saved My Life and War I Finally Won - Brubaker-Bradley
10. All Jason Reynolds books
11. Any Dave Pilkey books
And remember, if you need some new books to read, fill out the Google Form (using students' Google account) and get them from the Willard Library. Book pickups will start THIS Wednesday (January 13th) and continue every Wednesday after. The pickups are outside the main gates at Willard from 3:30-5:00.
Also, if you have any books to return, please bring them back. You can return books on Wednesdays during the pickup time or any day of the week Monday-Friday between 9:00-3:00 to the book return box outside the main gates.
PARENT/CAREGIVER EDUCATION: INSPIRING INTRINSIC MOTIVATION IN TEENS -- TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 (These Middle School Education Series events are organized by King Middle School and all BUSD Middle School Families are invited to join!)
BUSD Middle School Parent/Caregiver Education Series presents:
Inspiring Intrinsic Motivation in Teens
Presenters: William Stixrud, Ph. D. and Ned Johnson
This talk is about the incredible power with which intrinsic motivation can fuel the development of children and teens. Dr. Stixrud and Mr. Johnson will emphasize the important role that a sense of control – or autonomy – plays in helping children and teens develop healthy self-motivation, as well as high stress tolerance and resilience.
This is the main theme of their nationally best-selling book, The Self-Driven Child. They will discuss four kinds of motivational challenges that are commonly displayed by children and adolescents, and the focus will then shift to strategies that parents can use to help their children clarify what is important to them, set their own goals, and minimize the extent to which stress and insufficient sleep compromise their ability to sustain the effort necessary to accomplish their goals.
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