Denise Pope Reveals New Trends in the Role of Homework and Project-Based Learning

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Many Bay Area parents are familiar with Dr. Denise Pope, Stanford lecturer and author of the award-winning book Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students.

On Thursday, March 10, Dr. Pope will speak to parents about “The Well-Balanced Student,” revealing the new trends in the role of homework and project-based learning. This event is $10 and open to the public and will take place on the St. Hilary School campus in Tiburon, CA at 6:30 pm. Space is limited to those with pre-paid admission.

A three-time recipient of the Stanford University School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award, Dr. Pope lectures nationally and has been featured on CNN, World News Tonight, the Today show and NPR.

Background: Today’s high-pressure, fast-paced culture can interfere with healthy child development. When we are too focused on test scores, performance, and grades, we may deny children and teenagers the time and energy they need to effectively tackle the demanding work of growing up. This workshop examines the tensions that can occur between students, parents, and educators over issues such as homework, grades and the culture of competition. We’ll offer parents research-based strategies to create healthier home and school environments.

The target audience for this presentation is parents of children in grades pre-kindergarten through high school. Attendees will learn:

• How students today are coping — or not — with the academic pressures they face

• Ways you can reduce academic stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement in school

• Strategies to increase resilience, creativity and well-being for your child

To purchase tickets, visit:

Denise Pope: The Well-Balanced Student

Thursday, March 10

6:30 – 8 pm
Saint Hilary School

765 Hilary Drive
Tiburon, CA 94920
Tel. 415.435.2224