The Children We Mean to Raise: A talk with Trisha Ross Anderson of the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Please join us for a special Eliot Parents’ Council Evening:
March 14, 2017
6:00 – 7:00 PM
The Eliot Upper School, 585 Commercial St.

Trisha Ross Anderson is the Senior Program Manager for Making Caring Common (MCC), a project of the Harvard Graduate School of Education that seeks to promote in children kindness, empathy, and a commitment to the greater good. In this session, Trisha will talk about how parents and schools can prevent bullying by cultivating empathy and other ethical values in young people.

Trisha will discuss The Children We Mean to Raise, a report developed by MCC that explores students’ self-reported values and the messages about these values that we as adults may unintentionally be sending. According to a recent national survey conducted by MCC, a large majority of young people across a wide spectrum of races, cultures, and classes appear to value aspects of personal success—achievement and happiness—over concern for others. At the root of this problem may be a gap between what parents say are their top priorities and the messages they convey in their behavior day to day. 

This event is part of the Eliot Family Council Speaker Series and is sponsored by our Parent Education Committee.  

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