October – St. Paul’s School Annual Beyond St. Paul’s program includes a presentation on the 2016-17 school year admission process for Private Schools and HISD’s School Choice Magnet and Vanguard programs. I will give parents an overview of private school timeline, steps in the admission process and some strategies for success. Later in the month I will present an evening program at St. Paul’s on Strong Executive Functioning Skills – how to develop them in your child and why they are important for school success. If your organization would like to ask about a presentation, please contact me.
Judy Muir, Katrin (Muir) Lau, and I presented the program for our HIECA (Houston Independent Educational Consultants Association) whose members must also be members of IECA or HECA. All current members of our local group are college counselors except for me. Our program was on the development of the brain and executive functioning skills. I talked about how EF skills show up in entrance tests and group visits for children and working memory at all ages. Judy Muir talked about the science of neurons and all she has learned from her Harvard graduate studies on the brain and learning. She gave all guests a copy of her award-winning book, Live Wires.