Professional Development

NAA publishes fresh, new content every week covering a wide variety of topics related to the field of aftershool. Be sure to check in regularly.

Monday, 16 September 2019 00:00

What Stories Do Your Scars Tell?

My son, who is 8, recently told me that he loves scars. We had gotten into a conversation, randomly, about how frequently he injures himself and he was doing a survey of the current bumps, scrapes, and bruises that are coloring his body like some beautiful piece of art.

Those in education say it every year: "How does the summer go so fast?"

Tuesday, 11 December 2018 14:53

Sporting Into Life

Every time I hit a tennis ball, my life flashes before my eyes.

Tuesday, 14 August 2018 11:02

Diving Into the Unknown

Running head-first into the new school year can be a stressful time for the whole family. See what Erika Petrelli, The Leadership Program's Vice President of Leadership Development, has to say about confronting the unknown and the fear of "what if."

Thursday, 21 June 2018 16:31

The Softer Side of Joy

You've heard of mindfulness, but do you know how deep and far it resonates? Join The Leadership Program's resident expert, Matt Flynt, on this exploration of one of the most powerful and complex human emotions—joy—and how mindfulness plays a bigger part than you might even realize.

Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:33

Bold, Brave and Brilliant YOU

Like many of you, I recently attended NAA's annual convention in Atlanta. And what a remarkable few days it was!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 10:09

A Re-Start for the Mid-Year Blues

Being in the field of education is interesting when it comes to years, isn't it?

Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

4 NAA18 Workshops to be Excited About

Workshops—the heart of the NAA Annual Convention—offer over 11.5 hours of professional development. Here are some of the workshops we're most excited to bring you in Atlanta!

Published in Convention Articles
Tuesday, 12 December 2017 08:38

4 NAA18 Workshops to be Excited About

Workshops—the heart of the NAA Annual Convention—offer over 11.5 hours of professional development. Here are some of the workshops we're most excited to bring you in Atlanta!

Tuesday, 05 December 2017 04:30

A Refocus … For YOU

I am failing at life right now. Failing.

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