JOIN US FOR SEASON 3!
Tune in on Wednesday, December 15th at 1 P.M. PT
for next episode of Crucial Conversations Webcast!
Our host Maria Kennedy will be in conversation with
with Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman about
how 2e learners can self-actualize.
The Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development is delighted to bring you a third season of Crucial Conversations about Cognitive Diversity! Formerly known as Critical Conversations about Cognitive Diversity, this monthly webcast features in-depth conversations with the top minds in gifted and twice-exceptional education.
The Season 3 finale will feature the former host of Crucial Conversations, Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman! Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist exploring the mind, creativity, and the depths of human potential. He is founder and director of the Center for the Science of Human Potential and an Honorary Principal Fellow at the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Wellbeing Science. Dr. Kaufman has taught at Columbia University, Yale, NYU, the University of Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.
Dr. Kaufman hosts the #1 psychology podcast in the world— The Psychology Podcast— which has received over 20 million downloads and was included in Business Insider’s list of “9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior.” Dr. Kaufman is interested in using his research to help all kinds of minds live a creative, fulfilling, and self-actualized life. His early educational experiences made him realize the deep reservoir of untapped potential of students, including bright and creative children who have been diagnosed with a learning disability. In 2015, he was named one of “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world” by Business Insider.
Our new host Maria M. Kennedy first joined the Bridges Academy staff as the director of the Phoenix Program. After successfully growing the program each year, she has taken on the position of director of the Bridges Educational Group. A speaker, author, and advocate, Maria has been featured on “Bright and Quirky,” as a panelist and educational expert. Several schools have used her webcast, ‘Strengths, Challenges, and my journey as my son’s advocate,” for teacher training. An educator for almost 30 years, Maria received her B.Ed. and M.Ed. in education from Manchester University (U.K). She earned Advanced Teacher Status from the Manchester Department of Education for her ability to develop curriculum and her skills within the classroom. She traveled internationally, teaching students and training teachers how to tap into the strengths of their gifted and challenged students. As a result of her work she has received several awards: “Teacher of the Year,” in North Carolina, “Golden Apple, Elementary Teacher of the Year,” in the Cayman Islands, and “New American Hero, an award for teaching and leadership excellence,” in Louisiana. Maria believes that to be an effective educator you must continue to learn and grow as a person. With this in mind, she constantly reads and works closely with leading educators in the field of 2e education.
This series is produced by Bridges 2e Media, which publishes 2eNews.com and Variations2e magazine.
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Season 3 has featured Dr. Jaime A. Castellano, Carl Sabatino, Dr. Isaac Taitz, Marc Smolowitz, and Julie Skolnick. Click the button below to view the recordings.
Dr. Kaufman’s season 1 guests included Gail Saltz, Jack Horner, Fumiko Hoeft, C. Matthew Fugate, Matthew Lerner, and Danika Maddocks, and Dr. Susan Baum. You can view the recordings here or click the link below.