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Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences


Friday, Apr 20 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Centaur Badger Play

Saturday, Apr 21 at 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Centaur Badger Play

Monday, April 23

Inservice Day

No School

Friday, Apr 27 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Middle School Play

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Santa Fe, NM 87507

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Compassionate Communication Workshop

Come learn about the social emotional practices used in the Early Childhood program of Santa Fe School for the Arts & Sciences.

The two-session workshop, facilitated by Suzanne Maheshi Shakespeare-Jones and Aurora Hvidsten, will give parents a chance to learn the compassionate communication techniques and practices developed at our school over our 18-year history.

Saturday, April 7, 9:30-noon
During the 1st session, we’ll learn about child development theories that support the understanding of limits, ways to speak to your children so that they will listen, and ways to support children in speaking with compassion in order to foster deep listening skills.

Saturday, April 21, 9:30-noon
During the 2nd session, we will have time to reflect on what was learned during the first session and share experiences about using the new practices. We will dive deeper into child development theories as we learn to use stories and stuffed animals to help children develop social emotional confidence, resilience, and healthy friendships.

Parents are encouraged to attend both workshops as a series. However, the sessions are designed to be stand-alone workshops.

Workshop fees
We would like to encourage folks to sign up for both sessions and either sign up with a friend or significant other.
$40/person/workshop or
Sign up as a pair! $60/pair/workshop or
Sign up as a pair for the series! $100/pair/workshop (BEST VALUE!)

Lunch and refreshments included. Please email to register. Space is limited. Childcare is not available.

About our facilitators
Suzanne Maheshi Shakespeare-Jones

This is Suzanne's 16th year at Arts & Sciences. She is the Lead Teacher for the Preschool/Pre-K Unicorn class and Director of Early Childhood. Suzanne has been teaching young children in Santa Fe for 16 years. Before coming to Arts & Sciences, Suzanne worked as an art teacher at the Art and Clay Studio, Children's Adventure Company, Desert Montessori, and as the art teacher/after school coordinator at Monte Vista Montessori in Santa Fe. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Pasadena Art Center College of Design in CA, and has a Level Two Professional Teaching License in Early Childhood from the State of NM. Suzanne was a recipient of a Fund for Teachers grant in 2011, which enabled her to attend an International summer study in Reggio Emilia, Italy, and is an active member of the Santa Fe Opera's Early Childhood Initiative and the Collaborative Teachers Institute, a Birth to Career collaborative working group at the Santa Fe Community Foundation.

Aurora Hvidsten
Aurora is in her 8th year at Arts & Sciences. She is the Co-Teacher for the preschool and pre-k students in the Unicorn classroom. She received her BA in Literature and Feminist Studies from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2008 and her MS in Early Childhood Education with an endorsement in Dual Language Learning at the Erikson Institute of Chicago in 2015. Aurora enjoys integrating her love for stories and yoga into the classroom and looks forward to another rich year of using the Reggio Emilia approach to collaborate with children and families as we explore learning together. Aurora is an active member of the Collaborative Teachers Institute, a Birth to Career collaborative working group at the Santa Fe Community Foundation. She also is a lead instructor for our afterschool Reading Is Magic tutoring program.

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