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A dynamic speaker, Janet engages audiences both large and small, teachers and parents.

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With over two decades of speaking experience, Janet engages your faculty, staff, and parents with the right combination of warmth, humor and seriousness.

She speaks on a wide range of topics, masterfully shaping each talk to inform and inspire your audience, according to your needs.

Include Boys Alive! in your next conference, break-out session, or professional development schedule.  These high-interest talks can easily be used as an outreach opportunity or as a fundraiser.

Talk Topics:

  • Bring Out Their Best – Understanding boys from a gender-based perspective including brain science & child development. How home and school can work together to support boys and help them be their best. Practical strategies included!
  • Boy-Friendly Schools – For faculty and staff. Behavior management becomes less of an issue when you know how to engage him and set up the class and school environment to be more boy-friendly. Girls benefit, too.
  • Mothering and Fathering, Two Very Different Tasks – Recognizing how differently moms and dads parent their boy – and why he needs both.
  • Taming the Media Monster – Boys are especially drawn to media and video games.  Why are they so captivated by media?  What are the health implications and what boundaries do we set?
  • Boys and Stories – Boys read so very differently than most girls. How to engage boys in story – both reading and writing.
  • His Emotions, The ‘Boy Code’ & How to Help – The “boy code” rules strongly, especially in adolescence. Understand his way of relating through sarcasm, dissing, and risk taking and learn strategies to guide him to expressing his emotions in a way that fosters deeper connections to his friends and family.

Janet is also an Oregon Registry Master Trainer – Your staff can continue their professional development and log certification hours with these courses:

  • Communicating Effectively with Parents – Parents can be your best allies when you know how to build trust and understanding. Set Two Standards, 1-3 hours. Families & Community Systems.
  • Boys Can Make You a Better Teacher – Understanding how boys (and some girls) learn, play, relate, and communicate. Set Two Standards, 1-3 hours. Human Growth & Development.

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