Jessica Lahey, New York Times best-selling author, journalist, and educator, shared her powerful message on the importance of autonomy, competence, and connection with the Porter-Gaud community earlier this week.
Speaking to parents, US and MS students, and teachers over two days, Ms. Lahey helped each audience understand the reasons why children who are allowed to fail and solve their own problems develop into resilient, empowered adults who persevere through challenges.
Combining the leading research on motivation, mindsets, and self-efficacy with practical suggestions for how to support greater autonomy in children, Ms. Lahey's words resonated with each audience, spawning reflection and conversations that will surely have an impact on our community for years to come.
If you missed the parent presentation, below are link to her bibliography (great books to read!) and her website with her You Tube video series is www.jessicalahey.com.
ALSO! Don't forget on February 8th: Parent Connection Coffee & Post-Discussion of Lahey Presentation and The Gift of Failure at 8:15 a.m. in the Middle School Library!
Posted by Audrey Holsten, Academic Dean