Trinity is a proud member of the Common Ground Speaker Series – a parent education consortium on the San Francisco Peninsula. Acclaimed speakers from around the world are invited to discuss topics that are designed to inform, engage and inspire our school communities.
We invite you to join us this season to explore innovative ways to keep our families, schools and communities strong in the 21st century.
Free for member school parents and for educators from member and non-member schools. Registration closes two hours before the start of this event of when maximum registration is reached.
Sessions in the Winter-Spring 2022 Series:
Combating Loneliness Through Connection and Community
When: Thursday, February 10, 2022 @ 7:00PM PST
Featuring: Kasley Killam, MPH
Isolation and loneliness have become commonplace during the pandemic. And while we typically consider health in two dimensions: physical health and mental health, public health expert Kasley Killam, founder of Social Health Labs, advocates including a third dimension, social health. In this talk, she will explore the research showing how loneliness affects long-term health and share advice for building supportive relationships and staying connected.
Hunt, Gather, Parent: Raising Kind Humans
When: Tuesday, February 15, 2022 @7:00PM PST
Featuring: Michaeleen Doucleff, PHD
What can we learn from other cultures to help us raise kind humans? Dr. Michaeleen Doucleff, author of Hunt, Gather, Parent, researched parenting in Maya, Inuit and Hadzabe families. She observed parent-child relationships vastly different from Western ones —built on cooperation not control, trust not fear, and personalized needs instead of standardized developmental milestones. In this talk she will share practical tips for building calm, confident and conflict-free relationships.
The New Tech Normal
When: Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @7:00PM PST
Featuring: Anya Kamenetz
As technology increasingly dominates the lives of children, there is little agreement about best practices for parents. Anya Kamenetz, author of,The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life, helps families decipher appropriate technology use at home. By assembling scientific research, expert advice, and families’ experiences, she will share her findings to help us navigate our complex and conflicted relationship with screens.
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One Trusted Adult: Building Mentoring and Caring Relationships
When: Tuesday, March 29, 2022 @7:00PM PST
Featuring: Brooklyn Raney
Research shows that just one trusted adult can have a profound effect on a child’s life, influencing a young person toward positive growth, greater engagement in school and community activities, better overall health, and prevention of risky and threatening behaviors. Educator and author Brooklyn Raney will share insights on how child-centered educational cultures reinforce trust and accountability.
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