This quarter's Lunch & Learn topic features Ellen Galinsky, author of Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, Tuesday, October 5, 2010 from 11:30am-1:30pm. Galinsky has worked for almost a decade with top researchers from across the country, filming their experiments and studying to determine how children learn. In her recently released highly acclaimed book, MIND IN THE MAKING (Harper Collins 2010), she identifies seven life skills that are essential to success—in school, the workforce and in life.
"We are thrilled to host Ellen Galinsky who is a long time friend of Boston Children's Museum," said Michael Yogman, MD, vice chair of the board at Boston Children's Museum. "Ellen's presentation is sure to engage and enlighten us about how children learn."
In her presentation at Boston Children's Museum, Galinsky will engage participants in direct experiences that help them think about their own learning in relation to the seven essential skills. Participants will see videos of researchers "in action" sharing studies on the same topic, and they will be able to apply what they have learned to their own interactions with children.
"Boston Children's Museum has been a leader in the research and development of childhood learning skills and best practices," said Ellen Galinsky. "Through the Lunch & Learn series, the Museum is addressing important issues in child development."
Boston Children's Museum has taken an active role in supporting parents, who must face important behavioral and health issues almost daily. Through the Lunch and Learn Series, the Museum provides information about best practices and provides access to expert professional advice on current controversial topics. Parents, educators and child caregivers will have the opportunity to ask the professionals questions and interact with others facing similar issues.
Tickets are $40 each and include Ellen Galinsky's book, Mind in the Making. To purchase tickets for this Lunch & Learn lecture or for additional information, please call 617-426-6500 x262 or info@BostonChildrensMuseum.org