January 12, 2021 5:00pm PT / 8:00pm ET | Parenting in Place: Conversation on Expectations, Homework, and Executive Function | Registration Link Here | Details

"Parenting in Place: Conversation on Expectations, Homework, and Executive Function"

Join Ana in conversation with Tiffany Dufu ("Drop the Ball") as they offer parents compassion and strategies for managing the pressure of expectations: the school's, the neighbors’, and our own. They’ll give guidance on setting limits, supporting homework and building children’s executive function — and how to know when to drop the ball. Their advice will help parents enforce structure and healthy limits, while acknowledging the realities of this unusual school year. Parents will leave the session with new ideas for everything from screen rules to supporting kids in organizing schoolwork and managing their own time and mindset.

January 27, 2021 12:00pm PST / 3:00pm EST | A Brighter 2021: Strategies for Supporting Students This Upcoming Semester | Registration Link Here | Details

"A Brighter 2021: Strategies for Supporting Students This Upcoming Semester"

We know the only constant this school year has been change, and we know that students have experienced this school year so far in many different ways. As we head into 2021, how can we focus on making this time brighter for students and families?

Finding ways to promote autonomy, competence and a sense of relatedness and belonging - which research reveals are the key foundational tools to building intrinsic motivation - is critical for this year and beyond. Join noted author Ana Homayoun as she discusses how we set students up socially, emotionally and academically in the midst of pandemic pivoting, and how we support students in creating the brightest possible 2021.

The talk is free, though spots are limited.

January 29, 2021 9:00am PT / 12:00pm ET | Somerset County Library System of New Jersey (Virtual) | Social Media Wellness | Registration Link Here | Details

"Social Media Wellness with Ana Homayoun"

Working with young people in today’s digital world has never been so complex. Our technology-infused learning environments play host to many distractions, including social media. Ana Homayoun, a San Francisco-based author, school consultant, and educator, helps parents understand the latest trends in the world of social media socialization, and provides practical tips on how we can make better choices around social media use, managing distractions, and overall wellness. Homayoun is the author of three books, including Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World. Learn more about her books and work here.

February 3, 2021 12:00pm PST / 3:00pm EST | College Admissions and COVID-19 | Registration Link Here | Details

"College Admissions and COVID-19: Strategies, Tips and Solutions to Navigate the Application Process"

Wonder how COVID-19 will affect the college application process for high school students? Join us as noted author, educator and longtime college counselor Ana Homayoun discusses what current high school sophomores and juniors can think about this coming year.

This talk will focus on the college application process and recent developments in the college admissions process. Over half of colleges and universities this past year have been now test-optional, and don't require students to submit standardized test scores. Ana will highlight some of the latest updates, and discuss how we can help students think about their college application process in these unusual times. She will also discuss how she and her staff approach the college application process with students, and offer tips for students and families. The webinar will be around 45 minutes with time for Q&A.

The talk is free, though spots are limited.

Ana has successfully spoken at and consulted with a wide range of public, private, parochial, charter and independent schools and organizations throughout the United States and abroad.

A partial list of previous Speaking and Consulting clients:

American Camp Association National Conference
American School of Dubai
Annie Wright Schools
Athenian School
Barclay’s Bank
Burlingame High School
Bret Harte School
Brown Deer School District
Capital One
Card Carrying Books and Gifts
Carlmont High School
Carmel Middle School
Central Middle School
Charlotte Country Day School
Charlotte Prep
Connect Summit County
Convent of the Sacred Heart (NYC)
Convent of the Sacred Heart (SF)
Crystal Springs High School
Crystal Springs Uplands School
Cupertino High School
The Dalton School
Derby Academy
Design Tech High School
Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
Durham Academy
Egan Junior High School
Grant Halliburton Foundation
Greene Middle School
Harpeth Hall
Highland Park/Dallas Unified School District
Hillside Family Agencies
Hutchison School
Jordan Middle School
Katherine Delmar Burke School
Learning and the Brain Conference
Live Oak School
Los Angeles County Office of Education
Los Lomitas Elementary School District

The Lovett School
Marin Primary and Middle School
Memphis University School
Menlo-Atherton High School
Menlo School
Mill Valley Elementary School District
Mill Valley Middle School
Mountain View Public Library
Mount Tamalpais School
Mt. Tam High School
National Charity League
New Canaan Country School
Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
Notre Dame des Victories School
Office of Women's Policy, Santa Clara County
Pace Academy
Pacific Ridge School
Peninsula Bridge
Penn Charter School
Pine Crest School
Pinewood School
The Presentation School
Quail Hollow Middle School
Ramsey School District
Ridgewood Public Schools
Roland Park Country School
Safe Community Coalition of McLean
Santa Clara Public Library
Sequoia High School
Sonoma Valley Schools
St. Francis High School
St. Hilary School
St. Hilda's and St. Hugh's
St. Michael's Catholic Academy
Stuart Country Day School
Thomas Jefferson Schools
Town School
Trinity School (Austin)
Trinity School (New York)
Tri-State Camp Conference
University Prep
Woodside High School
Woodside Priory
Year Up Bay Area

“Ana is a dynamic, engaging speaker who accurately portrays the challenges teens face in a 24/7 digital world.”

- Dean of Students, St. Francis High School, Mountain View, CA


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