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Sep
19
Tue
Lifelong Kindergarten, Mitch Resnick @ MIT Press Bookstore
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The MIT Press Bookstore presents Mitch Resnick, Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, discussing his book Lifelong Kindergarten on Tuesday, September 19, at 6:00 pm at the Bookstore. This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.

Kindergarten is becoming more like the rest of school, with with more time spent on math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Resnick, an expert in educational technologies who has worked closely with the LEGO toy company for thirty years, argues for exactly the opposite: the rest of school (even the rest of life) should be more like kindergarten.

Eventbrite - Mitch Resnick, Lifelong Kindergarten

Oct
4
Wed
The Chinese Typewriter, Thomas Mullaney @ MIT Press Bookstore
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The MIT Press Bookstore presents Thomas S. Mullaney, Associate Professor of History at Stanford University, discussing his book The Chinese Typewriter on Wednesday, October 4, at 6:00 pm at the Bookstore. This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.

In The Chinese Typewriter, Mullaney describes a fascinating series of experiments, prototypes, failures, and successes in the century-long quest for a workable Chinese typewriter—how Chinese characters triumphed over the QWERTY keyboard and laid the foundation for China’s information technology successes today.

Eventbrite - Thomas Mullaney, The Chinese Typewriter

Oct
24
Tue
Leading From Within, Gretchen KI Steidle @ MIT Press Bookstore
Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The MIT Press Bookstore presents Gretchen Ki Steidle, Founder and President of Global Grassroots, discussing her book Leading From Within, on Tuesday, October 24, at 6:00 pm at the Bookstore. This event includes a book signing. Books will be on sale at the event for 20% off, or you can purchase an event ticket that includes a discounted book.

In Leading from Within, Steidle describes the ways that personal investment in self-awareness shapes leaders who are able to inspire change in others, build stronger relationships, and design innovative and more sustainable solutions. Drawing on her own experiences, including her work helping women to found their own grassroots social ventures in post-conflict Africa, Steidle offers mindfulness practices for individuals and groups, presents the neuroscientific evidence for its benefits, and argues for its relevance to social change.

Eventbrite - Gretchen Steidle, Leading from Within