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Education Now: Cultivating the Power of Resilience
- Richard Weissbourd, Senior Lecturer on Education, Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology Master's Program, and Director, Making Caring Common Project, HGSE

- Lisa Damour, Psychologist, author, and podcast host


Education Now is an HGSE webinar series that responds to the dramatic changes in the field of education in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. Each episode is designed to prompt observations and insights that are thought-provoking and actionable.

In addition to Zoom, Education Now webinars are streamed to YouTube, Facebook, and other social platforms, as well as to the HGSE website, at hgse.me/ednow.

May 5, 2021 03:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Richard Weissbourd
Senior Lecturer on Education, and Faculty Director, Human Development and Psychology @Harvard Graduate School of Education
Richard Weissbourd, Ed.D.'87 is a senior lecturer on education at HGSE and at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also faculty co-director of the Human Development and Psychology master's program. His work focuses on vulnerability and resilience in childhood, the achievement gap, moral development, and effective schools and services for children. He directs the Making Caring Common Project, a national effort to make moral and social development priorities in child-raising and to provide strategies to schools and parents for promoting in children caring, a commitment to justice and other key moral, emotional and social capacities. As part of Making Caring Common, Weissbourd leads Turning the Tide, a national effort to reform college admissions that has engaged almost 200 college admissions offices in promoting ethical engagement, reducing damaging achievement pressure in high school and increasing equity and access for economically disadvantaged students. See https://mcc.gse.harvard.edu/
Lisa Damour
Psychologist, author, and podcast host
Lisa Damour is the author of two New York Times best-selling books, Untangled: Guiding Teenage Girls Through the Seven Transitions into Adulthood and Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls. She writes the monthly Adolescence column for the New York Times, co-hosts the Ask Lisa podcast, appears as a regular contributor to CBS News, works in collaboration with UNICEF, and serves on the Advisory Board for Parents magazine. Dr. Damour also maintains a private practice and consults and speaks internationally. Recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association, Dr. Damour has written numerous academic papers, chapters, and books related to education and child development. See https://www.drlisadamour.com/