Sara Williams

Sara E. Williams, PhD, is a licensed clinical child psychologist who specializes in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with chronic health conditions. More about me.
Dream Team at Parker Woods Montessori Elementary. The authors and University of Cincinnati facilitators.
How we make stuff

Improving socioemotional awareness using the Dream It! Playbook

Highlights from our recent study, including lots of pictures and graphs. The purpose of this research is to evaluate student and teacher perspectives on the effectiveness of the “Dream It! Playbook” to improve social-emotional learning skills of self-awareness (including optimistic thinking, growth mindset, mindfulness, hope and grit) among elementary school students.

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Mama Bunny gives Fluffy a very important letter to mail.
Stories

Fluffy Bunny

Read the original, award-winning story by our co-author, Sara, that she wrote when she was in the 4th grade. Reprinted here with an alternative ending and new illustrations by Scott.

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How to dream in 3 easy steps. Step 1) Fill your bucket. Step 2) Sort your treasure. Step 3) Build a dream.
News

How to Teach Kids to Dream in 3 Steps

Wow! What another big honor. We got a story in the preeminent blog for psychologists. This article gives a great breakdown of the dream process and all the concepts are highlighted, so you can really dig deep. You also learn more about our philosophy that drove the creation of the book. Yay! Below is an excerpt.

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Doctor Sara Williams at the American Psychological Association's annual conference
News

Improving Children’s Optimistic Thinking by Teaching them to Dream about Life Goals

We were honored to attend the American Psychological Associations 2018 annual conference to present the results of our study. This is a new analysis of our data that, essentially, says that young students perform better when they are taught the basics of socioemotional skills, like passion and goal setting, first before more academic subjects, such as reading, writing and arithmetic.

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