Parenting Lecture: "Personalizing 21st Century Education"
September 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm R Crescendo [Built In speakers, DVD player, Microphone, Projector, Pull down screen]
Free and open to the public
Presented by Dr. Dan Domenech
For our 50th anniversary year, we are hosting Dr. Dan Domenech, author of ‘Personalizing 21st Century Education’, and grandfather to two students in our school, as our guest speaker. He was chosen as he has a message, based on his many years of experience as a leader of public schools, that the schools of the present and future should embody a model of personalized learning, modeled in Montessori schools.
Bio of Dr. Domenech:
Dr. Daniel A. Domenech, also known as Dan, Ph.D., serves as the Executive Director of the American Association of School Administrators. Dr. Domenech has more than 40 years of experience in public education. He served as senior vice president for national urban markets with McGraw-Hill Education and was responsible for building strong relationships with large school districts nationwide. He served as Superintendent of Fairfax County Public Schools, among other career positions.
Parent Book Discussion- Don't Miss This Parent Development Opportunity!
Thursday, March 30, 8:30-10:00am OR 7:00-8:30pm
How to Raise an Adult
This year we have offered talks for parents from Toddler through Elementary, focusing on parenting skills that complement the Montessori philosophy. We will cap off our parenting series with a Book Discussion. All parents are encouraged to attend as you will leave with valuable, concrete advice regardless of the age of your child.
Join us March 30th for a Parent Development session based on the timely and meaningful message given in the book ‘How To Raise An Adult‘. Author, Julie Lythcott-Haims, wrote this book after working as dean of freshman for Stanford University and seeing the negative impact of over parenting on a generation of young adults.
“Relevant to parents of toddlers as well as twenty somethings and of special value to parents of teens – this book is a rally cry for those who wish to ensure that the next generation can take charge of their own lives with competence and confidence.” – From the book cover
Lisa Stolzer, Lower Elementary teacher, will facilitate the discussion. Come to discover what we are doing well, and how we can work together to learn to do better for our children. Connect with like minded parents for some discussion and socialization. The pitfalls of over parenting begin early and have lasting impact. This book will help with working toward healthy parenting that allows your child to solve their own problems, resolve conflict, develop determination and resiliency, and make mistakes they can learn from.
Mark your calendars now! It is not necessary to read the book before attending, but if you wish to purchase the book and read it you can order on Amazon. Please RSVP so we know which session you plan to attend.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood.