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Thursday, December 5 • 8:45am - 10:15am
MasterMind: The Gift of Failure

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As educators, we all know parents who rush to school to deliver forgotten assignments, challenge us on disappointing report cards, mastermind their children’s friendships, or interfere on the playing field. Teacher and bestselling author, Jessica Lahey reminds us that teachers don’t just teach reading, writing or arithmetic. Like coaches and others who work with children, they also teach responsibility, organization, manners, restraint and foresight — important life skills that shape stronger futures. In this presentation, Jessica Lahey champions failure as a crucial element of long-term success. By letting go and allowing children to learn how to solve problems on their own, we give them the tools to grow up to be self-reliant, confident and successful adults. That’s the Gift of Failure.

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Jessica Lahey

Teacher and Author
Jessica Lahey is a teacher, parent, and the New York Times best-selling author of The Gift of Failure. As a speaker, writer for The Atlantic and The Washington Post, commentator for Vermont Public Radio and author of the popular New York Times “The Parent Teacher Conference” column... Read More →

Thursday December 5, 2019 8:45am - 10:15am CST
Grand Oaks Ballroom G-M