Childhood Development and Parenting

Writing and Meditation

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm, Last Updated: March 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Meditation has long been considered an allied activity with writing. Both include focusing of the mind and a watching of inner speech. This talk also includes the use of secularized koans or word puzzles to tap the writer’s intuition to solve the more perplexing problems facing the writer.

A/V requirements: None

Don Gallehr

Transnational and Transracial Adoption and the Changing Faces of American Families

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm, Last Updated: March 29, 2021 at 7:38 pm

Speaker has completed major project on changing faces of American family. Will discuss multiple impacts of transnational and transracial adoption on family-making in the U.S. Seligmann’s book, Broken Links, Enduring Ties: American Adoption across Race, Class, and Nation (Stanford University Press, 2013) examines the experiences of families who have adopted from China, Russia, and those […]

A/V requirements: Flip Chart, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Linda Seligmann

Teaching Writing and Using Writing to Learn

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm, Last Updated: March 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm

As director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project from 1978 to 2011, I’ve been involved with improving the teaching of writing in area schools, public and private K-University. This talk is intended for teachers, parents and educators interested in improving writing in their institutions.

A/V requirements: None

Don Gallehr

Raising Intellectually Gifted Children

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm, Last Updated: July 23, 2019 at 5:56 pm

Professor Offutt is an award winning college teacher and keeps busy raising three gifted kids. This talk shares his knowledge from a wide reading on the subject of educating gifted children, his experience with his own kids and their friends, and coaching Odyssey of the Mind teams. All Children challenge committed parents, and intellectually gifted […]

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

Jeff Offutt

College Access

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm, Last Updated: March 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Topics: Well-Being, student transition, retention, and engagement.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Lewis E. Forrest, II