Educator, parent, and bestselling author Jessica Lahey illuminates the complex relationship between parenting, teaching, and motivation for learning. Drawing upon striking research and personal narratives from the classroom in her SXSW EDU Keynote, “Teaching the Gift of Failure,” Lahey offers instructional strategies to promote deep, durable learning engagement.
“Learning should always be a creative endeavor. So if the very things I’m doing as a teacher, let alone as a parent, are undermining my students and my kids creativity, long term focus, and long term dedication to learning, I’m sunk.” –Jessica Lahey”
Throughout her talk, Lahey breaks down the research on motivation, resilience and learning, and explains how autonomy-supportive parenting and teaching not only boosts kids’ motivation, but also improves educational outcomes.
Watch the Jessica Lahey keynote, “Teaching the Gift of Failure,” from SXSW EDU 2018 for tangible takeaways and insightful narratives guided by humor.
Jessica Lahey wrote New York Times bestselling book, The Gift of Failure: How the Best Parents Learn to Let Go So Their Children Can Succeed. She also writes for the New York Times, The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio and host the podcast #AmWriting with Jess & KJ.
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Jessica Lahey Teaching the Gift of Failure keynote at SXSW EDU 2018. Photo by Diego Donamaria.