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Jessica Lahey, JD

The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed

Tue, Nov 14, 2017 - Wed, Nov 15, 2017

| Free

What’s the best way to motivate students to own their education, learn deeply and durably, and develop resilience? Research has shown that the key to all these things is intrinsic motivation, or motivation that comes from within. Jessica Lahey summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure. Finally, she explains how parents, educators and community members can give students the support and encouragement they need in order to stay motivated and successful over the long term.

This free event is open to the public and will begin at 7pm at Glenbard West, 670 Crescent Blvd. in Glen Ellyn on Nov. 14 and be repeated at noon on Wednesday, Nov 15 at the Marquardt Administration Center, 1860 Glen Ellyn Rd. in Glendale Heights.

GiftOfFailureJessica Lahey is a teacher, writer, and mom. She writes about education, parenting, and child welfare for The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and the New York Times and is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. She is a member of the Amazon Studios Thought Leader Board and wrote the educational curriculum for Amazon Kids’ The Stinky and Dirty Show. Jessica earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts and a J.D. with a concentration in juvenile and education law from the University of North Carolina School of Law.

CPDUs are available.

Tuesday, November 14
7:00pm – Glenbard West

Wednesday, November 15
12:00pm – Marquardt Administrative Center

Printable Flier for this event with Jessica Lahey (pdf)

Link to Lahey’s The Gift of Failure web site for resources


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
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