By our friends at Join In Education
Since its inception nine years ago, the Joined in Education (JIE) Symposium has become a valuable educational resource to parents and teachers across the region. In fact, the JIE impacts up to 50,000 children and their families in our community each year.
JIE is thrilled to announce Jessica Lahey, author of the New York Times best-seller “The Gift of Failure,” will deliver the keynote address at its annual symposium on January 29, 2020, at 7:30 p.m., at Providence Day School.
During her presentation, she will explain how a parent’s fear of failure can undermine a child’s autonomy, competence, motivation, and relationships with the adults in their life. Lahey will share advice with attendees on how to best handle homework, report cards, social dynamics, and sports.
A prolific writer of education, parenting, and child welfare, Lahey has written a biweekly “Parent-Teacher Conference” advice column for the New York Times for more than a decade. She is also a contributing writer at The Atlantic and appears as a commentator on Vermont Public Radio.
JIE has been called the TED Talks of Charlotte by many of our past attendees. Attendees are guaranteed to hear a thoughtful, engaging, and provocative talk on the latest trends in parenting and education, specifically on the importance of failure.
A recent New York Times article focused on the need for failure in a child’s life: Teach Your Kids to Fail NYT 1/8/20. As parents, we work hard to pave a road for our children that leads to a successful future and provides them with opportunities and access to experiences that will positively impact their future, ultimately leading them to success. But sometimes, as Lahey will explain, our best intentions interfere with meaningful and impactful learning opportunities.
Tickets are now on sale to our 2020 JIE Symposium. Visit Joined in Education Ticket Sales to reserve your seat today. A dessert reception and book signing will follow the talk.