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Monday, January 27 • 10:35am - 11:25am
Purpose Clarification for Educators

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Most teachers have a deep sense of purpose, but few are able to express it — much less bring it alive through story. In this session, we will understand the theory and science of purpose and why it’s a game changer for both students and teachers. We’ll try an activity called Calling Cards, which is the first in a three-step process to help teachers clarify their unique purpose. “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation,” says Brené Brown, who challenges teachers to create safe spaces where students can remove their emotional armor and engage in deeper learning. But teachers can’t give away what they don’t own. In other words, teachers need to do the hard work of clarifying their own purpose before they can help students do the same. This workshop will give teachers both an overview and an experience of purpose in learning.

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Ross Wehner

Founder, Director, World Leadership School
Ross Wehner is a writer, teacher and social entrepreneur who founded World Leadership School. He believes the question guiding the future of learning is “How can K12 schools helps students explore, discover and articulate purpose?"Ross worked as a journalist in Latin America during the tumultuous 1990s, after which he decided to shift from reporting on problems to finding... Read More →

Monday January 27, 2020 10:35am - 11:25am EST
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