The Well-Balanced Student: Managing Stress & Overscheduling (public)

A Crescent Parent Education Workshop
Saturday, April 6, 2019, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Crescent School MS/US Library


Today’s high-pressure, fast-paced culture can interfere with healthy child development.  When we are too focused on test scores, rote answers and grades, we may deny kids the time and energy they need to develop important skills for success – the ability to be independent, adaptable, ethical, and motivated, critical thinkers. This workshop examines the tensions that can occur between students, parents, and educators over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition. Parents will learn research-based strategies to create healthier home and school environments for their children.

In this workshop, you will learn:
    1. How students today are coping – or not – with the academic pressure they face
    2. Ways to reduce school stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement
    3. Strategies to increase resilience, creativity, critical thinking and wellbeing for your child

Schedule for the morning
8:30 a.m.   Breakfast & Registration
9:00 a.m.  
Interactive session led by Dr. Denise Pope; the workshop will blend mini lecturing, audience engagement activities and Q&As
10:30 a.m. Event Conclusion

The workshop will focus on parents with children in Grades 7 – 12 although all parents are welcome to attend.

Please contact, if you have any questions about this event.

Learn more about Challenge Success

Dr. Denise PopeAbout Dr. Denise Pope

Denise Pope, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students. Challenge Success is an expanded version of the SOS: Stressed-Out Students project that Dr. Pope founded and directed from 2003-2008.

She is the author of, "Doing School": How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students (Yale University Press, 2001), which was awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal, 2001, and lead author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids (Jossey-Bass, 2015). She also co-hosts the Stanford University SiriusXM radio show called “School’s In.”

Dr. Pope lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student health, engagement with learning, and integrity. She is a 3-time recipient of the Stanford University School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award and was honored with the 2012 Education Professor of the Year "Educators' Voice Award" from the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. Prior to teaching at Stanford, Dr. Pope taught high school English in Fremont, CA and college composition and rhetoric courses at Santa Clara University.