Professor Louis Newman
Essential Skills to Thrive on Campus and Beyond
Wed, October 11, 7PM
In-person at: Sacred Heart School
150 Valparaiso Ave, Atherton, CA 94027
The kids are going to college! Whether they’ve already begun, or are soon heading to campus, it is a significant milestone and transition. What are the fundamental skills to ensure they have the rich and successful experience they’ve been preparing for? Ana Homayoun and Louis Newman will provide a roadmap to the practical skills and habits that build success in the university environment and beyond.
Professor Newman, former Stanford Dean of Academic Advising and associate vice Provost, will offer a detailed guide to critical thinking skills and decode the expectations that college faculty have which differentiates high school from college level learning.
Ana Homayoun, author and executive functioning expert, will show how developing a system based on one’s individual energy profile and key executive functioning skills allows students to find balance between academics, downtime and social life.
Ana’s and Louis’ insights are appropriate for parents, teens and faculty – and anyone who is deeply invested in our students’ success.
About our speakers
Ana Homayoun is an author, academic advisor and early career development expert. She is the founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, an organization equipping students with executive functioning and life- management skills and the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit developing executive functioning skills curricula. Ana is the author of four books, including the recently published, Erasing the Finish Line: The New Blueprint for Student Success Beyond Grades and College Admissions. Her work has been quoted or featured in the New York Times, Wall St. Journal, Washington Post, Atlantic Magazine, San Francisco Chronicle and San Jose Mercury News, and she is a frequent guest on NPR.
Louis E. Newman is the former Dean of Academic Advising and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at Stanford University. He is also the John M. and Elizabeth W. Musser Professor of Religious Studies, Emeritus, at Carleton College, where he taught for thirty-three years. He is the author of several books on Jewish ethics and theology. His most recent book is Thinking Critically in College: The Essential Handbook for Student Success.