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Colin Seale

The Question Is the Answer: Practical Strategies to Unleash Critical Thinking At Home

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – 7:00pm – Live Online
Join us as Colin Seale, educator, attorney, and author of Thinking Like a Lawyer, shares powerful, yet practical tools to equip parents to foster and engage in critical thinking in their children – not only to more fully understand the way that the world is, but to learn to question it, and imagine the way the world ought to be.

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Jessica Lahey

The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence

Thursday, January 13, 2022 – 7:00pm – Live Online
Join us as Jessica Lahey, teacher, columnist, and The New York Times best-selling author, discusses insights from her new book, The Addiction Inoculation. Based on research in child welfare, psychology, substance abuse, and developmental neuroscience, this essential guide provides evidence-based strategies and practical tools adults need to understand, support, and educate resilient, addiction-resistant children.

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Rosetta Lee

Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Our Professed Values and Daily Behaviors

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theater
Implicit and unconscious biases get in the way of our best selves, and intentions aren’t always enough to guide our behaviors. Join us as Rosetta Lee delves into the science of cognitive biases and what we can do to mitigate them, within ourselves and our organizations.

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Scott Schimmel

Raising Well: The 25 Questions Every Kid Must Answer to Build a Meaningful Life

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theater
Join us as Scott Schimmel, Co-founder and President of The YouSchool, inspires us in guiding our kids to authentically develop identity, purpose, and belonging – three important foundations for building a more meaningful life.

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Shafia Zaloom

Kids Are Watching Pornography: Here’s How to Talk About It

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – 7:00pm – Los Altos High School – Eagle Theatre
It’s a rare teen who hasn’t seen sexually explicit media – especially since the pandemic forced kids to live exclusively online. Join us as Shafia Zaloom, sex education teacher, national consultant on relationships and consent, and author of Sex, Teens, and Everything in Between, brings her “real, relevant, ready” approach to talking with kids about porn.

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Ron Lieber

The Price You Pay For College: An Entirely New Road Map

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 7:00pm – Live Online
Join us as Ron Lieber, author and award-winning writer/editor for The New York Times “Your Money” column, offers families a roadmap to help navigate one of the biggest financial decisions families will often make – paying for college.

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Ron Lieber

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

Thursday, September 30, 2021 – 7:00pm – Live Online
Join us as Ron Lieber, author and award-winning writer/editor for The New York Times “Your Money” column, shares a blueprint for honestly and intentionally talking with our kids about money and using our relationship with money as an effective tool to teach values such as modesty, generosity, patience, gratitude, and grit.

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Michael Bradley

Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy

Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 7:00pm – Live Online
Join us as Dr. Michael Bradley, adolescent psychologist and award-winning author, helps parents navigate the often crazy teen years – building a deeper understanding of the teenage brain and focusing on ways parents can strengthen their relationship with their teen while more effectively guiding them through these tumultuous years.

Announcing the 2021-2022 MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2021 -2022 school year. Nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss important topics in child and adolescent well-being, including including – delving inside the college financial aid decisions process; talking honestly and intentionally about money; navigating the often crazy teen years; engaging in deeper critical thinking; building stronger resilience to addiction; mitigating cognitive biases in our daily actions; building a more meaningful life; and talking frankly about porn.

Online Format through January 2022
We are excited to continue bringing our community together for the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series. Due to changing COVID guidelines from the Santa Clara County public health and MVLA, LASD, and MVW school districts, we are planning to offer events online via Zoom through January 2022.

NEXT UP:

Colin Seale
The Question Is the Answer: Practical Strategies to Unleash Critical Thinking At Home
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – 7pm – Live Online via Zoom

Join us as Colin Seale, educator, attorney, and author of Thinking Like a Lawyer, shares powerful, yet practical tools to equip parents to foster and engage in critical thinking in their children – not only to more fully understand the way that the world is, but to learn to question it, and imagine the way the world ought to be. VIEW EVENT FLYER | REGISTER NOW

EVENT CALENDAR

Ron Lieber

The Price You Pay For College
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 – 7:00pm
Live Online

Ron Lieber

The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money
Thursday, September 30, 2021 – 7:00pm
Live Online

Michael Bradley

Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy
Thursday, October 21, 2021 – 7:00pm
Live Online

Colin Seale

The Question Is the Answer: Practical Strategies to Unleash Critical Thinking At Home
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 – 7:00pm
Live Online

Jessical Lahey

The Addiction Inoculation: Raising Healthy Kids in a Culture of Dependence
Thursday, January 13, 2022 – 7:00pm
Live Online

Rosetta Lee

Implicit and Unconscious Bias: Bridging the Distance Between Our Professed Values and Daily Behaviors
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 – 7:00pm
MVHS Spartan Theater

Scott Schimmel

Raising Well: The 25 Questions Every Kid Must Answer to Build a Meaningful Life
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 – 7:00pm
MVHS Spartan Theater

Shafia Zaloom

Kids Are Watching Pornography: Here’s How to Talk About It
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – 7:00pm
LAHS Eagle Theatre

Please check back throughout the school year for more detailed information and registration for each event. MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series events are free, thanks to the generosity of our sponsors.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT

Our events do fill up. As we add events, we will also add links to our registration information. Check back here often to reserve your spot!

Our Sponsors

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is made possible thanks to the continued generosity of our sponsors.