Boston Children’s Museum Lunch & Learn Lecture Series

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Mind in the Making - How Children Learn

We are thrilled to host Ellen Galinsky who is a long time friend of Boston Children’s Museum. Ellen’s presentation is sure to engage and enlighten us about how children learn.

Boston Children’s Museum announced today the third Lunch & Learn in a series of lectures which focus on helping parents, educators and child caregivers understand and react to the most prevalent issues facing our children.

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(at)BostonChildrensMuseum(dot)org.

About Boston Children’s Museum
Boston Children’s Museum exists to help children understand and enjoy the world in which they live. It is a private, non-profit, educational institution that is recognized internationally as a research and development center and pacesetter for children's exhibitions, educational programs and curriculum. Boston Children’s Museum incorporates two strategies – engaging families and building communities – to impact five outcome areas for children: Creative Kids, Curious Kids, Global Kids, Green Kids and Healthy Kids. More information about Boston Children’s Museum can be found at http://www.BostonChildrensMuseum.org.

Hours and Admission
The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Fridays until 9:00 p.m. Adults, children (1-15) and senior citizens, $12; children under one and Museum members are always free. Fridays 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., all visitors $1.

About Ellen Galinsky
Ellen Galinsky, President and Co-Founder of Families and Work Institute (FWI), helped establish the field of work and family life at Bank Street College of Education, where she was on the faculty for twenty-five years. Her more than forty books and reports include the highly acclaimed Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, Ask The Children and the now classic The Six Stages of Parenthood. At the Institute, Ms. Galinsky co-directs the two most comprehensive nationally representative studies of employees’ life on and off the job, the National Study of the Changing Workforce, and employers work life policies and practics, the National Study of Employers. At FWI, Ms. Galinsky is also directing the national Mind in the Making learning campaign which includes her new book, Mind in the Making, and Vook (video book), learning modules for early childhood teachers, learning modules and online videos for families, a DVD of cutting-edge child development research, community mobilization efforts and major media partnerships. Mind in the Making has had more than 150 million media impressions since its publication.

A leading authority on work family issues, Ms. Galinsky was a presenter at the 2000 White House Conference on Teenagers and the 1997 White House Conference on Child Care. She was a planner and participant at the March 2010 White House Forum on Workplace Flexibility and will be working with the Women’s Bureau of the Department of Labor on the Regional Forums on flexibility, the next step to follow the White House Forum. She served as the elected President of the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the largest professional group of early childhood educators. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2004 Distinguished Achievement Award from Vassar College and the 2005 Outstanding Volunteer and Professional Achievement Award from the National Cathedral School. She was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources in 2005. A popular keynote speaker, she appears regularly at national conferences, on television and in the media, including the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, World News Tonight and Oprah. Read more at: familiesandwork.org

Media Contact
Jo-Anne Baxter
Baxter(at)BostonChildrensMuseum(dot)org
617-426-6500 x246

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