Our founder, Ana Homayoun, regularly speaks at schools and conferences, providing parent education, faculty and staff professional development, and book talks related to her three books. To inquire about a speaking engagement, please visit here.

January 26, 2022 Managing the Overwhelm: Five Tips to Support Students Around the College Application Process | Details

"Managing the Overwhelm: Five Tips to Support Students Around the College Application Process"

Join noted author, educator and academic counselor Ana Homayoun as she discusses how we can support high school juniors as they embark on the college application process. This event is open to students and their families and caregivers.

This discussion will be pragmatic, and viewers will come away with prescriptive ideas and strategies as they support current high school juniors and their overall wellness.

As we look toward next fall and beyond, we'll reflect on both immediate and longer-lasting shifts in the applications process, including early action/early decision, the remarkable increase in overall applications and the impact of test optional on the application cycle. She will offer tips for students and families. The webinar will be around 45 minutes with time for Q&A.

February 2, 2022 Friends, Frenemies and Social Media Wellness: Helping Students Navigate Online and IRL Relationship | Details

"Friends, Frenemies and Social Media Wellness: Helping Students Navigate Online and IRL Relationships in 2022"

Over the past two years, noted author, speaker and educational consultant Ana has received requests from around the world to discuss social media socialization. Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge.

At the same time, many teens and young adults have found online tools to be the critical lifeline for promoting and maintaining community.

In this discussion,  Ana Homayoun leans into the advice from her latest book, Social Media Wellness, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around navigating friendships and managing social media use  to support overall wellness.

February 17, 2022 The Marin School | Social Media Wellness | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media"

Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge. Today’s technology-infused learning environments play host to many distractions, including social media. Many teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. Ana Homayoun helps parents and educators understand the new world of social media socialization, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media use and overall wellness.

March 14, 2022 Town School in San Francisco | Crumpled Papers, Missing Files, and Fortnite | Details

"Crumpled Papers, Missing Files, and Fortnite: How to Help Students Manage Distractions and Develop Executive Functioning Skills in Middle School"

Middle school students face a challenging paradox: the very tools they use to get their work done — tablets and computers — often provide the biggest distraction from completing their work and retaining information. We all want to set our middle school students up for success, but what time, structure and support can we put in place? In this presentation, author and educator Ana Homayoun (That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect GirlSocial Media Wellness) provides practical, implementable tips on how to encourage students’ development of executive functioning skills, and addresses some of the real life dilemmas in the new paradox of educational technology and social media distractions. She provides background and research around the importance of supporting middle school boys to develop critical executive functioning skills, and discusses strategies for promoting good technology habits in and outside of the classroom. Learn more about Ana’s work at www.anahomayoun.com

April 27, 2022 Park School of Baltimore | Social Media Wellness | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media"

Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge. Today’s technology-infused learning environments play host to many distractions, including social media. Many teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. Ana Homayoun helps parents and educators understand the new world of social media socialization, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media use and overall wellness.

May 25, 2022 4Front Baltimore | Social Media Wellness | Details

"Social Media Wellness: Understanding the Intersection of School, Stress and Social Media"

Working with kids in today’s digital world has never been so complex, and keeping up with the latest social media trends can seem like a never-ending challenge. Today’s technology-infused learning environments play host to many distractions, including social media. Many teens and young adults typically use online tools to promote and maintain community, and with that opportunity comes potential challenges. Ana Homayoun helps parents and educators understand the new world of social media socialization, and provides practical tips on how we can all work to make better choices around social media use and overall wellness.

June 24, 2022 Now What? Helping Students Prepare for College and Beyond | Registration Link Here | Details

"Now What? Helping Students Prepare for College and Beyond"

College has always been a time of transition, exploration, and opportunity. Under the best of circumstances, the transition to college life can feel exciting, stimulating...and overwhelming.

Today, many students are arriving on campus having spent at least part of their high school experience learning online. Attention spans, study habits, interpersonal skills, and basic executive functioning capabilities have been significantly impacted.

Join Ana Homayoun, author, educator, and founder of Green Ivy Educational Consulting, for a frank conversation on preparing our students for college and beyond. Today’s students need more time, structure, and guidance than in previous years, so how can we support them?

Ana Homayoun is the author of three acclaimed books: That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last WeekThe Myth of the Perfect Girland Social Media Wellness. She is also the founder and executive director of Luminaria Learning Solutions, a non-profit organization.

Parents/caregivers, students, educators, mental health professionals, and community members welcome! Free admission. Simultaneous Spanish interpretation will be available.