Let's Discuss Discussion:
Developing a Skills-Based Strategy for Our Conversation Crisis
For: Academic Leadership including but not limited to Department Chairs, Deans of Teaching & Learning, Directors of Studies, Division Heads, Assistant Heads for Academics, DEIJB Directors
Thursday, October 13, 2022
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Discussion is at the heart of everything: democracy, workplaces, relationships -- and all great schools. Yet, for today's students, teachers, and school leaders, real discussion can be hard and scary. The roots of this challenge are myriad and debatable -- blame COVID! social media! politics! parents! -- but it's clear that students are struggling to communicate – and that schools need a mission-aligned strategy for supporting kids in developing discussion skills for success in school and life.
Liza Garonzik is the Founder of R.E.A.L.® Discussion. She has served as a teacher, administrator, and trustee in independent schools. Liza designed R.E.A.L. based on her experience teaching Humanities, her learnings at The Klingenstein Center, Exeter Humanities Institute, and Athena, and diving deep into educational research over a decade. Liza holds degrees in History and Literature from Harvard College and Education from PennGSE, with additional graduate work at Harvard GSE and Lesley University. She trained as a teacher at Shady Hill. She’s proud to serve on the Board of Trustees at Nashoba Brooks School and the Board of Advisors at Shady Hill TTC.
$75 per registrant, Member Schools
$150 per registrant, Non-Member Schools