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Dr. Michele Borba

moderated by 

Jim Eagen

Raising Thrivers:
Parenting Tools and Tips for
an Anxious, Uncertain World

Wed, November 9, 7:00pm

We all want our kids to thrive, but research shows that our kids are experiencing more loneliness, stress, and depression than ever before, and are becoming more risk-averse and anxious. Dr. Michele Borba, Ed.D. an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting expert, has devised effective solution-based strategies to share with parents to revamp how they parent and strengthen their children’s character, and resilience, and reduce peer cruelty. Join us for this thought-provoking session in which Dr. Borba shows us how thrivers are made, not born. You’ll learn seven traits that science says matter most in happiness and success (even more than IQ and grades) and help kids thrive in this uncertain world.

About our speakers

Michele Borba, Ed.D., is an internationally renowned educator, award-winning author, and parenting expert recognized for her solution-based strategies. She is the author of 24 books, translated into 19 languages including her latest book Thrivers: Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine. She is a former classroom and special education teacher with a wide range of teaching experience. She received a Doctorate in Educational Psychology and Counseling from the University of San Francisco, an M.A. in Learning Disabilities and a B.A. from the University of Santa Clara, and a Life Teaching Credential from San Jose State University. 

Jim Eagen is in his 9th year as the Head of School at Synapse, a K-8 lab school in Menlo Park with a project-based curriculum and brain-based framework. He believes that when schools and their leaders focus less on what to change and more importantly, embrace constant change in order to develop the critical skills of implementing change, transformation in education is possible. Jim has enjoyed a wonderful 35-year career in independent schools, first as a student, then as classroom teacher, coach, and administrator. When not at Synapse, he can often be found on a ride, on a run, or on Zoom laughing and learning with his wife and their two kids, a college sophomore and a freshman at boarding school. 

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