April 4th, 2017
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Germantown Academy’s Honickman Auditorium
*Free Community Guest Speaker Program
*Q&A, Book Signing to Follow
*Books available to purchase
*Net proceeds benefit future programs.
Jessica Lahey is an educator, writer, and speaker.
She is an English and writing teacher, correspondent for the Atlantic, commentator for Vermont Public Radio, and writes the "Parent-Teacher Conference" column for the New York Times.
She is the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed.
“What's the best way to motivate students to own their education and develop resilience? Research has shown that the key to all these things is intrinsic motivation, or motivation that comes from within. Jessica summarizes the current research on autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching, competence, rewards, praise, and failure.
Jessica offers parents, teachers, administrators, and guidance counselors’ practical advice for fostering intrinsic motivation and weaning kids off of extrinsic motivators such as short-term rewards, bribes, honors, coercion, and yes, even grades, while giving kids the support and encouragement they need in order to succeed.”
Praise for The Gift of Failure:
"It's hard to overstate the importance of this book." - Susan Cain, author of Quiet
“Instead of lecturing us about what we’re doing wrong, Jessica Lahey reveals what she did wrong with her own children and students-and how she systematically reformed her ways. A refreshing, practical book for parents who want to raise resilient kids but aren’t sure how to start.” - Amanda Ripley, Author of “The Smartest Kids in the World”