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Focus on the Journey: Essential Skills Teens Need Most

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT

Focus on the Journey: Essential Skills Teens Need Most

Presented by Dr. Saida Benromdhane, High School Math Educator, Detroit Public Schools Community District, MI, and Jenny Watson, Family Consumer Sciences Teacher, Southeast Middle School, NC

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To truly flourish during a school year already filled with unique challenges, our students need intrinsic motivation to learn and grow. Understanding how that learning connects to the future can help.

Students want to better understand themselves, their goals for the future, and how to get there. But they can’t do that without guidance for setting goals, taking initiative, and even practicing better time management.

In this edWebinar, explore the metacognitive and social-emotional skills to best help students navigate this academic and personal life with success, as well as how educators can reinforce these skills, whether in person or at a distance. Viewers will explore the latest lessons and walk away with tangible activities related to the art of goal setting, planning for the future, time management, and more, all geared toward your middle and high school students.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to middle and high school teachers and school leaders. 


Saida BenromdhaneAbout the Presenters

Dr. Saida Benromdhane is a full-time public school teacher of mathematics and physics with Western International High School in Detroit Public Schools Community District, where she works with a diverse set of students, helping them become college and career ready, especially through math. She has been an assistant professor for 7 years, teaching undergraduate math, business math, and business calculus. She also brings her experience as an electrical engineer and project manager to her work. As an educator, she always tries to ground her teaching practice in the real world so that her students feel more motivated to learn.


Jenny WatsonJenny Watson is a family and consumer sciences (FCS) educator at Southeast Middle School in Kernersville, North Carolina. She runs “COUNTing on Kindness”, an FCS program that focuses on improving student’s communication, relationship, problem-solving, and self-improvement skills throughout the lessons and service-learning projects, among many other initiatives with her school and district to promote social-emotional skills and student development.



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Wednesday, September 2, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
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