Join us for our latest seminar in a series designed for parents, students, and educators:
"HEARING OUR YOUTH THROUGH THE NOISE OF ADULTS"
Sunday, May 22, 2022
The Mead School
Address: 1095 Riverbank Road, Stamford, CT 06901
“In a complicated world, are we truly understanding the breadth of needs of our children? If the role of primary and secondary schools is to prepare our children for the world they will inherit, how should schools be re-thinking the notion of preparatory? And how might parents and teachers work together better to give a sustainable future to our children?”
Join Peter Herzberg, Head of the Mead School; a panel of students (6th Grade and up); and other parents and teachers of area schools in a lively discussion on this topic.
These last years have reinforced that our children are coming of age in a world that is unusually complex in its instability. They inherit multiple pressures, often reflecting our own anxieties as adults. Even before the pandemic, many educators were already calling for a radical rethinking of schools.
We all agree that schools must give children specific skills. But how should school preparation also cultivate agency, hope, and emotional resiliency, which underlie everything else? What factors mitigate against schools accomplishing this important mission? And how should parents and teachers work better together to reinforce this mission?
In light of all that has happened, those of us who work with kids need time to listen and think together. Preparing younger children presents a distinct challenge that differs from their secondary school counterparts.
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