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Speaker Series 2018-2019

Speaker Series Events at a Glance

September 20   6:30 p.m. 

Social Media Mindfulness:  watch the recorded event


October 11     7:00 p.m.   
The Maria DeHaas Speaker Series presents William Stixrud, Ph.D., and Ned Johnson
Authors of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives 
 
November 15

 6:30 p.m.
                                     

It's More Than Getting into the Best College: How Do We Prepare this Generation for Meaningful Careers in a Global Market and Diverse World?

 

February 27
                                           
 6:30 p.m.     Court Creeden, Author of Blue Goat: The Life Changing Power of Being Yourself




Social Media Mindfulness

Social Media Mindfulness
September 20 at 6:30 p.m.

Feeling like your family needs to have a conversation about screen time, but you don’t know where to begin? Social media is addictive by design, and setting boundaries isn’t easy. Join the conversation with Bill Donovan, Cannon’s Director of Institutional Technology, and Julia Finneyfrock, Upper School Math Teacher. They will share insights about the apps Cannon students use most, demonstrate a screen time tracker app that creates awareness, and help us discuss how all family members (yes, even parents) can find a healthy balance between screen and non-screen time.  

Watch the recorded event.
    • Cannon School
      Bill Donovan

      Cannon School

      Director of Institutional Technology

    • Cannon School
      Julia Finneyfrock

      Cannon School

      Upper School Math Teacher

The Maria DeHaas Speaker Series Presents William Stixrud, Ph.D., and Ned Johnson

    • Authors of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives
      Ned Johnson and Bill Stixrud, Ph.D.

      Authors of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives

William Stixrud, Ph.D., and Ned Johnson - authors of The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives - offered three age-appropriate talks for parents of children in grades JrK-4, 5-8, and 9-12 on October 11, 2018.

Stixrud is a nationally known clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety.
Johnson is a motivational coach who runs a premier tutoring service. Several years ago, they each began noticing that high-performing kids were coming to them acutely anxious and lacking real motivation.

Together they discovered that the single most important thing for children to thrive is to feel that they are in charge of their lives. But this doesn’t mean giving up your authority as a parent. The Self-Driven Child offers cutting-edge brain science, the latest discoveries in behavioral therapy, and case studies from the thousands of young people Stixrud and Johnson have helped to teach you how to equip your child in facing challenges with resolve.

It's More Than Getting into the Best College

How Do We Prepare this Generation for Meaningful Careers in a Global Market and Diverse World?

November 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Cindric Performing Arts Center

Does where you go to college matter?
How is the world of work and business changing?
What kind of skills and experiences do young people need to navigate our globalized society?
 
Come to an interactive exchange with Reisa Bryan (Cannon parent), Head of Investment and Business Operations and former Head of Campus Recruiting + Head of HR at TH Real Estate, a subsidiary of Nuveen/TIAA, along with Corie Pauling, TIAA’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer.
 
Mrs. Bryan and Mrs. Pauling will be joined by a panel of three young professionals from Nuveen: Carolyn Inoa-Monje, Nina Simonini, a former Cannon student, and Paul Anderson, a Cannon alumnus from the Class of 2013. This casual community dialogue will provide insights on the workplace of the future and career preparedness for young people.
    • Head of Investment and Business Operations and former Head of Campus Recruiting + Head of HR at TH Real Estate, a subsidiary of Nuveen/TIAA
      Reisa Bryan

      Head of Investment and Business Operations and former Head of Campus Recruiting + Head of HR at TH Real Estate, a subsidiary of Nuveen/TIAA

    • TIAA
      Corie Pauling

      TIAA's Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

Court Creeden, Author of Blue Goat: The Life Changing Power of Being Yourself

    • Author of Blue Goat: The Life Changing Power of Being Yourself
      Court Creed

      Author of Blue Goat: The Life Changing Power of Being Yourself

Court Creeden, Author of Blue Goat: The Life Changing Power of Being Yourself
February 27 at 6:30 p.m.
Cindric Performing Arts Center

Blue Goat is this year’s Upper School read. Court Creeden will also visit in October to talk with the Upper School student body and faculty and in March to talk with seniors as they make their college choices.

Creeden is a passionate speaker and business owner who inspires others to uncover the lifechanging power of being themselves. In his thoughtful look at how we live, he found that the people to whom we compare ourselves are trying just as hard as we are to figure out life. Many of us are so worried about who we think we are supposed to be—we forget who we really are. Blue Goat is about looking in the mirror, finding the confidence to break free from the herd, and creating a life of significance.   

Register for this event.

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