Childhood Development/Parenting

Polarization’s Children: Political Socialization in the Age of Hatred

Posted: July 23, 2021 at 2:46 pm

This is part of an ongoing research project looking at whether polarized parents pass along their hatred to their children. It is derived from a proprietary data set of 1,048 pairs of parents and middle school children.

A/V requirements: Laptop, LCD, Screen

Jeremy Mayer

Writing and Meditation

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 8:26 pm, Last Updated: March 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm

Meditation has long been considered an allied activity with writing. Both include focusing of the mind and a watching of inner speech. This talk also includes the use of secularized koans or word puzzles to tap the writer’s intuition to solve the more perplexing problems facing the writer.

A/V requirements: None

Don Gallehr

Transnational and Transracial Adoption and the Changing Faces of American Families

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 7:51 pm, Last Updated: June 22, 2021 at 5:53 pm

Speaker has completed major project on changing faces of American family. Will discuss multiple impacts of transnational and transracial adoption on family-making in the U.S. Seligmann’s book, Broken Links, Enduring Ties: American Adoption across Race, Class, and Nation (Stanford University Press, 2013) examines the experiences of families who have adopted from China, Russia, and those […]

A/V requirements: Flip Chart, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Linda Seligmann

Teaching Writing and Using Writing to Learn

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm, Last Updated: March 19, 2015 at 1:17 pm

As director of the Northern Virginia Writing Project from 1978 to 2011, I’ve been involved with improving the teaching of writing in area schools, public and private K-University. This talk is intended for teachers, parents and educators interested in improving writing in their institutions.

A/V requirements: None

Don Gallehr

Shame and Guilt: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

Posted: September 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm, Last Updated: July 9, 2021 at 2:39 pm

Shame and guilt are moral emotions that can be useful in fostering moral behavior. I discuss ways in which to minimize the destructive aspects of these human emotions.

A/V requirements: LCD, Screen

June Tangney

College Access

Posted: September 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm, Last Updated: March 21, 2016 at 4:59 pm

Topics: Well-Being, student transition, retention, and engagement.

A/V requirements: Internet, Laptop, LCD, Screen

Lewis E. Forrest, II