Day, Time: tuesdays, 12:00-1:00
Location: computer room
SPARC REGISTRATION #: 183659
Amy Day & Kristen Jawad
Amy Matheson Day is excited to bring young people, parents, and caregivers, the power of quality decision making and tools for action. Amy brings a breadth of professional experience in decision education and coaching, K-12 education, volunteer management, and program and board development with the Decision Education Foundation, Youth in Philanthropy, and American Red Cross as well as 18-years in alternative education. Amy is an honors graduate in Economics with a Spanish Literature minor from Whitman College.
Kristen Jawad has 20 years of experience creating educational programs. She holds a Master’s degree in curriculum and instruction and has advanced training in compassionate communication & parent education. She recognizes the value of emotional fluency and conscious choice to create a life of purpose & contentment. She is passionate about partnering with people who bravely explore possibilities and commit to action. She is married, living with two teens, two cats, and a few chickens.
Students should expect a dynamic and fun classroom with activated and applied learning that addresses a variety learning styles. Our intention is to create a supportive and inclusive classroom for teens. Workshop Goals:
• What decisions do you face? – Apply the decision process to life choices
• Understand your personal values & preferences.
• Learn emotional regulation techniques and effective communication skills.
• Neurobiology – how it impacts you & practice helpful habit hacks
• Biases – in media & Identifying cognitive biases
• Decisions vs Outcomes – risk & uncertainty
Required Skills for Students to Be Successful in This Class:
Compliance with Family Rights & Responsibilities.
Optional, Approx. 1 hour per week
Notebook, paper & writing tool. Students are welcome to bring laptops.
Parents are welcome to quietly observe. Please arrange with the teacher prior to class.
Students outside of the age range listed on this class description will not be granted age variance admission.