January 29 – PTSA General Association Meeting and Parent/Student Education

Time and Stress: Managing Both for Well-being A Presentation -Workshop for Parents AND Students

“If time were to take on human form, would she be your taskmaster or freedom fighter?” – Richie Norton

Do you crave more hours in a day? Constantly feel the pressure of time on your back like a massive weight? Many of us walk around feeling like time martyrs, rather than time managers. While the “management” of time may be a misnomer, we do have choice and power regarding our use of this most valuable commodity.

Join us as we host Ali Zidel Meyers, MSW, for a dynamic presentation on Time Management and Stress Reduction. Ali will address specific strategies that parents and students can use to build time awareness, mindfulness, agency and efficacy into our time use practice. She will provide practical time management tools, exercises, and resources for positive habit-building and stress reduction. Finally, Ali will speak to modern misconceptions connected to time use and stress, such as multi-tasking, conditional happiness, and saying yes to everything.


Where: Palo Alto High School, Media Arts Center

When: Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 7-9pm (We will begin with a short PTSA meeting.)

Speaker Bio:

Ali Zidel Meyers earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) and her Masters in Social work at the George Warren Brown School of Social Work (Washington University in St. Louis). She has worked with students with a wide range of learning strengths and challenges in classroom and individual settings for over 15 years. Ali brings extensive experience in teaching time management, study, and organizational skills to students, from elementary to high school levels and beyond. With her husband Adam she owns Meyers Learning Center, which specializes in these skills and also offers subject- specific support to students in all grade levels. Ali is the mother of two children and lives in Silicon Valley. For more information about her work, visit www.meyerslearning.com.