Stratford School Welcomes Stanford University School of Education Senior Lecturer, Denise Pope - King's Way Classical Academy

Stratford School Welcomes Stanford University School of Education Senior Lecturer, Denise Pope

Santa Clara, California (PRWEB) April 30, 2014

Stratford School welcomes Stanford University School of Education – Senior Lecturer, Denise Pope for a night of parent education. Pope will present, “The Well Balanced Student: Avoiding Stress & Overscheduling,” which examines the tensions that can occur between students, parents, and educators over issues such as homework, grades, and the culture of competition. Pope will teach research-based strategies for creating healthier home and school environments for students.

During this lecture, parents will learn:

    How students today are coping – or not – with the academic pressure they face
    Ways to reduce school stress without sacrificing achievement or engagement
    Strategies for increasing resilience, creativity, critical thinking, and well-being for our children

Denise Pope’s, “The Well Balanced Student: Avoiding Stress & Overscheduling,” will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Stratford School, 890 Pomeroy Avenue, Santa Clara, California 95051, in the auditorium. The lecture is free to attend, and all Stratford School parents and community members are welcome. Space is limited – if you would like to attend, please RSVP.

Stratford School believes that education is a significant influence in the life of a child – and equally important – that education shouldn’t stop at the student level. To support parents and students, Stratford School makes significant investment in parent and teacher education initiatives, including parenting workshops, lectures, and suggested reading.

“Pope’s lecture on finding balance and avoiding stress is absolutely crucial, and will be so beneficial for the Stratford community – we are thrilled to welcome her. While academics is truly at Stratford’s core, our mission is for students to reach their full potential – in all areas of life – and to be happy, capable, and resilient individuals.” – Katrin Kelbert, Senior Director of Operations – New Initiatives and Upper School, Stratford School.

Denise Pope received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teacher Education from Stanford University in 1999, and is now a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University School of Education. 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. Pope lectures nationally on parenting techniques and pedagogical strategies to increase student well being, engagement with learning, and integrity.

Dr. Pope is a three-time recipient of the Stanford University School of

Education, Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award, and was recently honored

with the 2012 Education Professor of the Year “Educators’ Voice Award” from

the Academy of Education Arts and Sciences. She has been featured on CNN, World News Tonight, the Today Show, and NPR.

Dr. Pope’s book, “Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students,” (Yale University Press, 2001) was

awarded Notable Book in Education by the American School Board Journal in


Stratford School is an independent private school founded on the belief that education is a significant influence in the life of a child. Stratford offers preschool through eighth grade, with an accelerated curriculum – particularly in the areas of mathematics and language arts – that incorporates music, art, science, technology, and physical education. Academically, Stratford School students score around the 90th percentile on the Stanford Achievement Test, Tenth Edition (SAT 10).

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