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Jeff Selingo

Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

Thursday, October 1, 2020 7:00pm Mountain View High School Spartan Theater
Join us as Jeff Selingo, author and award-winning journalist specializing in higher education, takes us inside the decision making process at three college admission offices and guides students on how to honestly assess their strengths and find a good college match that will best serve their own unique interests and needs.

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Marc Brackett, Ph.D.

Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our Kids, Ourselves and Our Society Thrive

Thursday, October 29, 2020 7:00pm Los Altos High School Eagle Theatre
Join us as Marc Brackett, professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, explores the value of understanding our emotions and how to more effectively communicate them; and shares practical, evidence-based skills – coined RULER – that enable us to better manage emotions to enhance our well-being.

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Michael Reichart, M.D.

How to Raise a Boy

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 7:00pm Mountain View High School Spartan Theater
Join us as Dr. Michael Reichart, clinical psychologist and the founding director of the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives at the University of Pennsylvania, guides parents in strategies to build more positive relationships and create more space for boys to develop a stronger core sense of who they are and their connection in the world.

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Phyllis Fagell

Middle School Matters

Thursday, January 14, 2021 7:00pm Los Altos High School Eagle Theatre
Join us as Phyllis Fagell, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Professional School Counselor, explores how the middle school years (grades 6 – 8) are their own distinct phase of physical, intellectual, moral, social, and emotional development that offer a unique opportunity to proactively build character and confidence.

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William Stixrud, Ph.D. and Ned Johnson

Follow-up to the The Self-Driven Child

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 7:00pm Graham Middle School Theater
Join us as William Stixrud and Ned Johnson, authors of The Self-Driven Child, return to our parent community to share insights from their upcoming book which focuses on authentic communication strategies to encourage and support development of the self-driven child. Book scheduled to be released in early 2021.

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Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

The Power of Showing Up

Thursday, April 22, 2021 7:00pm Mountain View High School Spartan Theater
Join us as Tina Payne Bryson, pediatric and adolescent psychotherapist, uncovers the power of showing up in cultivating your child’s healthy sense of mental and emotional well-being.

Announcing the 2020-2021 MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series

The MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series is excited to announce our speaker line-up for the 2020 -2021 school year. Nationally and internationally recognized experts will join us to discuss important topics in child and adolescent well-being, including – delving inside admission decisions at three different colleges; exploring strategies to foster and strengthen emotional well-being; creating a supportive environment that helps boys thrive socially and emotionally; demystifying adolescent development during the middle school years; connecting with your high schooler through more authentic communication; building trusting relationships with kids of all ages through the simple, yet effective power of showing up.

COVID-19 Plans
We are excited to continue bringing our community together for the MVLA Parent Education Speaker Series, despite the uncertainty of the COVID pandemic. Due to the continuously changing guidelines from Santa Clara County public health and the MVLA, LASD, and MVW school districts, we have worked with our speakers to offer events online via Zoom on scheduled dates, if we are not able to meet in person.

NEXT UP:

Thursday, October 1, 2020 – 7:00pm – Mountain View High School – Spartan Theater

Jeff Selingo
Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

Join us as Jeff Selingo, author and award-winning journalist specializing in higher education, takes us inside the decision making process at three college admission offices and guides students on how to honestly assess their strengths and find a good college match that will best serve their own unique interests and needs.

EVENT CALENDAR

Jeff Selingo

Who Gets In and Why
October 1, 2020 – 7pm – Online or MVHS Spartan Theater

Marc Brackett

Permission to Feel
October 29, 2020 – 7pm – Online or LAHS Eagle Theatre

Michael Reichart, M.D.

How to Raise a Boy
November 17, 2020 – 7pm – Online or MVHS Spartan Theater

Phyllis Fagell

Middle School Matters
January 14, 2021 – 7 pm – Online or LAHS Eagle Theatre

William Stixrud, Ph.D and Ned Johnson

Follow-up to The Self-Driven Child
March 2, 2021 – 7pm – Online or Graham Middle School

Tina Payne Bryson

The Power of Showing Up
April 22, 2020 – 7pm – Online or MVHS Spartan Theater

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.