How to Improve Productivity: Next ParenTalks

Learning new tips and tricks to improve organization and better manage calendars and commitments, time and tasks, platforms and priorities --- is the thrust of the second ParenTalks of the 2020-21 academic year.

This St. Michael's College School's (SMCS) presentation and live webcast takes place on Thursday, October 29.

A three-member panel of experts will tackle the topics using a blend of science, evidence-based research, and proven practices on productivity --- focusing on boys between Grades 7 and 12.

The discussion entitled, ‘Supporting Your Son with Time Management Tips and Organizational Skills: A Conversation’ will feature advice from: an accredited executive coach, a family physician, and an educator, specializing in guidance. 

In addition to providing productivity tips, the discussion will also examine the consequences of poor time management and weak organizational skills on overall wellness, as well as what supports are available and when to seek help.

Panellists taking part in the second SMCS ParenTalks of 2020-21


Panellists include:

Clare Kumar
Productivity Coach

Dr. Mark Broussenko '07, MD
Family Physician
Hospitalist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Ms. Erin Hogan
Guidance Counsellor (Grades 7 and 8)
Learning Strategist, Learning Enrichment Centre
St. Michael’s College School

ParenTalks is in its first full year at SMCS.

SMCS student completing work in a notebook


Presented by the Student Affairs Department and Community and Learning Partnerships, the ParenTalks series debuted in May 2019 as in-person events to facilitate deeper conversations between current SMCS parents, their sons, and the school on topics of health and wellness.

Each event features invited guest experts who share their knowledge and insight on relevant and timely themes.

Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, ParenTalks events have taken place online, via Zoom webinar.

Watch past ParenTalks presentations, browse topics, and learn more: stmichaelscollegeschool.com/parentalks