Is social media ruining our kids? How much internet activity is too much? What do FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), sexting, and selfies mean for teens? Are you curious about what research says about how media and technology are impacting childhood? Supported by academic research focused on technology, Media Moms & Digital Dads breaks down complex issues in a friendly, accessible fashion, making it a highly useful and, ultimately, reassuring read for anyone worries about the impact that media might be having on young minds
Hosted by: Fiona Borland, Director of Instructional Technology
May 24 & June 7 4:15pm-5:30pm at the Montgomery School District Administrative Offices - Center for Teaching and Learning
Everyone knows that high IQ is no guarantee of success, happiness,
or virtue, but until Emotional Intelligence, we could only guess
why. Daniel Goleman's brilliant report from the frontiers of psychology and
neuroscience offers startling new insight into our "two minds"—the
rational and the emotional—and how they together shape our destiny.
Through vivid examples, Goleman delineates the five crucial skills of emotional intelligence, and shows how they determine our success in relationships, work, and even our physical well-being. What emerges is an entirely new way to talk about being smart.
The best news is that "emotional literacy" is not fixed early in life. Every parent, every teacher, every business leader, and everyone interested in a more civil society, has a stake in this compelling vision of human possibility... Amazon Review
Hosted by Nancy Gartenberg, Superintendent
Dates are May 25 and June 6 10:00am-11:30am in the Administrative Offices - Center for Teaching and Learning
Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college
admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by
test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a
conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined
and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no.
That belief is wrong. It's cruel. And in WHERE YOU GO IS NOT WHO YOU'LL BE, Frank Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes.
Hosted by: Corie Gaylord, Director of Student Academic and Counseling Services
Dates are May 26 and June 9 3:00pm-5:00pm in the MHS Media Center