Why values and coping skills matter more than grades, trophies, and "fat envelopes"
Madeline Levine, Ph.D. is a psychologist with close to 30 years of experience as a clinician, consultant, educator, and author. Her New York Times bestseller, The Price of Privilege, explores the reasons why teenagers from affluent families are experiencing epidemic rates of emotional problems. Her latest book, Teach Your Children Well, also a New York Times bestseller, tackles our current narrow definition of success – how it unnecessarily stresses academically talented kids and marginalizes many more whose talents and interests are less amenable to measurement.
Dr. Levine is also a co-founder of Challenge Success, a project at Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. Challenge Success believes that our increasingly competitive world has led to tremendous anxiety about our
children’s futures and has resulted in a high pressure, myopic focus on grades, test scores, and performance. This kind of pressure and narrow focus is not helping our kids become the resilient, capable, meaningful contributors that we need in the 21st century. Challenge Success provides families and schools with the practical research-based tools they need to raise healthy, motivated kids, capable of reaching their full potential.
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Trinity Episcopal Church
1329 Jackson Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70130
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration required. Questions? Call 504-525-5661.
Sponsored by the New Orleans Independent Schools Association:
Academy of the Sacred Heart • Christ Episcopal School • Louise S. McGehee • Metairie Park Country Day
Isidore Newman School • St. Andrew’s Episcopal School • St. George’s Episcopal School • St. Martin’s Episcopal School • St. Paul’s Episcopal School • Stuart Hall School for Boys • Trinity Episcopal School