Date(s) - Wednesday, January 16, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glenelg Country School
Glenelg Country School Welcomes Nationally Recognized Author, Alfie Kohn, to Discuss Parenting in an Achievement-Crazy Culture.
Event Open and Free to the Public
Glenelg Country School, a leading independent college preparatory school for age two through grade twelve in Howard County, Maryland, welcomes Alfie Kohn as their guest speaker for the first 2018-2019 Dragon Dialogues series. The program, Pushed Too Hard—Parenting in an Achievement-Crazy Culture invites attendees to rethink basic assumptions about competition, school achievement, and the relationship between how we’re raising our kids and how we hope they’ll turn out.
What does it mean to say we want our kids to be “successful”? In some neighborhoods, that word translates as making higher grades and test scores than other people’s children…so they’ll be accepted by elite colleges…so they’ll get high-paying jobs…so they can…well, what?
Erich Fromm once observed that “few parents have the courage to care more for their children’s happiness than for their success.” Indeed, research shows that affluent, high-achieving students are more likely to suffer from depression – and less likely to value learning for its own sake.
This engaging event takes place on January 16, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mulitz Theater (12793 Folly Quarter Road, Ellicott City, Maryland 21042) The speakers series is free and open to the public.
Register to attend Pushed Too Hard—Parenting in an Achievement-Crazy Culture at www.glenelg.org/dragondialogues.
About Alfie Kohn: Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behavior, education, and parenting. The author of fourteen books and scores of articles, he lectures at education conferences and universities as well as to parent groups and corporations. He has appeared twice on “Oprah.” Kohn’s criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time magazine as “perhaps the country’s most outspoken critic of education’s fixation on grades [and] test scores.” For more information, visit www.alfiekohn.org.