The Festival of the Child is a week long international online summit offering free interviews daily with doctors, teachers and parenting experts. You sign up through this link:https://www.festivalofthechild.com/?fbclid=IwAR2UlV9MGwOxJtyCcvSMpdAN4x0e-6enlCF0I0H04ScakGFJJ6_1SJe1BYE
And then watch for a confirmation email, then an email that gives you your free pass to the content. You can watch the interviews posted that day and those released within the last 48 yours.
Free access to my interview on the art and science of helping children find deep, long term motivation has come and gone. But you can still access it by buying lifetime access to all the interviews. I have to say that I just did that myself. I’m the kind of person who likes to take a small bite of inspiration at a time and really live into it before I move on to the next epiphany. These interviews provide the sort of richness that I want to savor, so I’ll be taking my time listening to them, maybe 3 or 4 a week. When you click the link above, you will get info on how to get the free interviews and also how to purchase lifetime access.
But if you like to jump in and immerse yourself in richness, this is the week to watch three of four interviews a day, all free!
Inspiring Deep Motivation in Children: An Interview With Kim Allsup
My interview delves into the ideas I wrote about in my teaching memoir, A Gift of Wonder, which is on sale on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Wonder-Showing-School-Should/dp/1584209542/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=kim+allsup&qid=1574018354&sr=8-1
In this interview ( now available only through paid lifetime access) I discuss what I show in my memoir, the idea that, as parents and teachers, we would do well to work with children rather than work on them. I talk about why and how to join children in their journey of becoming, rather than simply give rewards for meeting expectations.
The thing is, parenting and teaching with an eye toward supporting the growth of a child’s unstoppable engagement involves a subtle art. This art of parenting and teaching is grounded in an understanding of childhood and each individual child. It relies on your ability to observe deeply, to cultivate your own patience.
The goal is to help children embark a lifetime of meaningful self-motivation.