REGISTRATION FOR THIS WORKSHOP IS NOW CLOSED.
“BFF’s” and “frenemies.” These terms have crept into the vocabulary of even our youngest girls. Educators are increasingly concerned about the impact of cliques and girls’ unique ways of dealing with friendships and conflicts on classroom dynamics, social interaction, and girls’ social-emotional development. This workshop looks at psychological research, popular media portrayal, and teachers’ experiences in examining gender differences in girls’ and boys’ play, interaction patterns, and conflicts. The implications for conflict resolution are explored as well as the developmental differences in the expression of anger and roles girls play in cliques. Rather than merely labeling girls as “mean,” this workshop helps participants to understand and develop strategies to support girls’ friendships.
Recommended for educators and out-of-school time providers of students in grades K-8.
Catherine Mallam, M.S. is a School Counselor in the Harverford Township School District. She has over twenty-five years of experience working successfully with thousands of students.
The workshop fee for previous participants is $85, with a $10 reward toward Museum merchandise if you refer a new participant to this workshop. The workshop fee for first-time participants is $60. The cost for a sandwich boxed-lunch at the workshop is $15, or you can choose not to purchase a lunch. We also offer a $10 parking voucher at the Bourse Garage on 4th Street, between Market & Chestnut Streets.
*Participants earn 7.5 hours of credit for attending a full-day workshop. An additional 7.5 hours may be earned through the completion of a homework assignment.