The renowned storytelling experts conduct an evening of storytelling geared toward child development. Since its launch in 1997, The Moth has presented thousands of live stories that showcase a great range of human experience to standing room only crowds worldwide. Over 460 stations air The Moth Radio Hour and 47 million Moth podcasts are downloaded annually.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Dr. Michael Gurian, Co-founder of the Gurian Institute and The New York Times bestselling author of 28 books including The Wonder of Boys, The Wonder of Girls, and his latest book, The Minds of Girls: A New Path for Raising Healthy, Resilient, and Successful Women, returns to The Willows to share Part 2 of last year's talk. Dr. Gurian is dedicated to bringing neuro-biology and brain research into homes and schools.
Dena Simmons, Ed.D., a lifelong activist and educator, is the Assistant Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. The presentor of two TEDX Talks and a TED Talk on Broadway, discusses how the intersection of emotionally intelligent and culturally responsive pracitices can create equitable and welcoming communities, where students can learn in the comfort of their skin.