Note: This webinar is complimentary for CSEE member school parents. Please make sure you are logged in before registering for the webinar. If you cannot attend the live session, a recording of the webinar will be emailed within 24 hours of the presentation day.
About the topic:
Explore how educators and parents can raise caring children who are responsible to their communities and committed to justice. Discover how the intense focus on children's happiness and achievement by many modern adults can undermine children's concern for others and the common good, as well as ways that schools and parents can promote care and well-being in children.
Richard Weissbourd is senior lecturer in education at Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and Harvard Kennedy School and director of the Human Development and Psychology master’s program at HGSE. His work focuses on vulnerability and resilience in childhood, the achievement gap, moral development, and effective schools and services for children. Weissbourd co-directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising. He started a school in Boston and has advised on family policy and school reform at the city, state, and federal levels. His most recent book, The Parents We Mean to Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development, was named one of the top 24 books of 2009 by The New Yorker.
Weissbourd was also the lead author on the recent Making Caring Common Project report, Turning the Tide: Inspiring Concern for Others and the Common Good Through College Admissions. The report aims to reshape the college admissions process and promote concern for others and the common good. The report has been endorsed by 75 colleges and universities and has been covered in major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The News Hour, Good Morning America, The TODAY Show, Nightline, Radio Boston, and many others.
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A note on technology:
CSEE webinars are hosted by Zoom. Upon your first Zoom meeting, you may be prompted to download the software, which is a very quick process.