One of the more practical ways in which my practice has expanded beyond my office has been through working with schools and parents. As a parent myself to two young children, providing the best education for our kids is something that I truly believe is the one of the most important ways to invest our time and energy. The problem is that what historically has been considered a good education is no longer meeting the needs of our kids or the needs of the future workplace in which they will eventually enter.
The documentary Most Likely to Succeed, cites that in the United States over 50% of recent college grads are either unemployed or underemployed (i.e. working at a job that doesn’t need a college degree). Whether you are a teacher, parent, or just a concerned member of the human race this is a scary thing. But it’s not an impossible problem.
My friends, Cecilia and Jason Hilkey, have launched a conference called Education: Next Generation to share cutting edge information and applicable tools that teachers and parents can use to help kids learn, become leaders, and build an extraordinary life. It’s a whole conference dedicated to answering the questions: What do kids need to thrive and how do we help them acquire those skills? And…
The Education: Next Generation Online Conference is completely FREE.
As an added bonus yours truly will be participating as well. Please join me for this important online event from May 23-27. You’ll hear 25 experts offering holistic approaches to how we can raise kids who are passionate about learning and changing the world.
As I mentioned above, founders of Education: Next Generation are my friends Cecilia and Jason Hilkey from Happily Family (which also answers your question as to how I ended up on a roster with Alfie Kohn and Ted Fujimoto). They have done therapy for children with disabilities, taught in the same classroom, taught communication classes to parents and teachers, and they have two kids of their own. They’ve worked hard to gather a diverse and compelling group of authors, speakers, and thought leaders and thousands will be attending this conference online.
No one needs to walk the path of teaching or parenting alone. There is a wealth of experience, wisdom, hope and community waiting for us all at the Education: Next Generation Online Conference.
I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to learn, grow and support the kids in your life.
Hope to see you there.
Dr. Joseph Lee