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Jessica Lahey
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The Making of the Stinky and Dirty Show!

I'm so grateful I got to be a part of this amazing team...
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Why Kristen Chase of CoolMomPicks.com stopped making her daughter clean her room.
If you're wondering whether getting your kids to clean their room is worth the battle, here's research that says you might want to stop making them do it.
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It's been three fantastic years at The New York Times, and I still pinch myself every time I see my byline.
I believe teaching mistakes laid bare are a good thing for education at large.
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School counselors are the BEST! 
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My latest at the New York Times, on the many times I've been conned by my students, and why being conned is not only normal, it's a great reminder that trusting and caring is what makes us human. Big thanks to Maria Konnikova on this one.
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Wow; that's something I've never experienced, or I've been duped incredibly for too long!
The lying I've encountered has involved silliness: "I wasn't chewing gum"; " I did not hit him!"
When I recreate precisely what happened it's rarely an issue. I've never had to deal with serious cheating; maybe it's a math thing, but folks just don't make the effort to cheat in my class, maybe because the friends they sit next to don't know it, either 😂
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At The Atlantic: The Steep Costs of Imprisoning Juveniles with Adults.

Huge thanks to the Campaign for Youth Justice and Naoka Carey at Citizens for Juvenile Justice.
When young offenders are kept in adult prisons, they are much more likely to suffer sexual abuse and violence.
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3 Ways to Turn Failure into Success with Bestselling Author Jessica Lahey, on the HackLearning podcast!
New York Times Bestselling author Jessica Lahey explains 3 easy ways to turn failure into success.
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So many additions to the 2016-17 Gift of Failure tour schedule! Come on out if I'm in your neighborhood!

August 5: BlogHer, Los Angeles, CA
September 12: Forty Carrots Family Center, Sarasota, FL
September 13: on hold
September 17: Timbernook, Barrington, NH
September 23: Keynote, DoSeum, San Antonio, TX
October 4-5: LifeManagement Center, Inc, Charleston, SC
October 6-7: Charlotte Country Day School, Charlotte, NC*
October 14: Virginia Association of Independent Schools, Richmond, VA*
October 15: James River Writers Conference, Richmond, VA
October 17: Rowland Hall/St. Mark's School, Salt Lake City, UT*
October 19: date on hold
October 20: Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA*
October 21: Private event
October 26: on hold
October 27: Lake Forest Country Day, Lake Forest, IL*
November 1: Nashoba Brooks School, Concord, MA
November 2: Winchester Public Schools, Winchester, MA*
November 3: Heard in Rye, Rye, NY.*
November 7: Grosse Pointe Academy, Grosse Pointe, MI*
November 9: Second Growth: The Children's Fund of the Upper Valley, Hanover, NH*
November 17: The Peck School, Morristown, NJ*
November 29: Oak Hill School, Nashville, TN*

2017

January 9: Forsyth Country Day School, Lewisville, NC*
January 31: Emerson Public Schools, Emerson, NJ*
February 1: Ridgewood Public Schools, Ridgewood, NJ*
February 2: Montclair Kimberly Academy, Montclair, NJ*
February 22: Westside Neighborhood School, Los Angeles, CA*
February 23-24: Chaminade College Preparatory, West Hills, CA*
March 1: Avenues: The World School, New York, NY*
March 7: Longmeadow Public Schools, Longmeadow, MA*
March 11: American Montessori Society National Conference, San Diego, CA*
March 12-13: LearnFest, Louisville, KY*
March 14: Zionsville Performing Arts Center, Zionsville, IN*
April 3: on hold
April 4: Carpe Diem Foundation, Germantown, PA*
April 5: Lancaster Country Day School, Lancaster, PA*
April 6: Greens Farms Academy, Greens Farms, CT
April 25: Issaquah School District, Issaquah, WA*

*indicates Gift of Failure community-wide read
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Such a cool list, one I'm thrilled to be on!
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Episode 3 of "‪#‎AmWriting‬ with Jess & KJ" is up! 

…in which KJ struggles with killing other people’s darlings and Jess waxes rhapsodic about audiobooks.
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The horrifying, embarrassing, and until yesterday, secret story of The Gift of Failure's origins. 
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My latest Parent-Teacher Conference, on those maddening moments when kids say "I can't!" and we know they can. 

Huge thanks to Michele Borba, Katie Hurley, Alyson Schafer, and Tina Payne Bryson. 
Parents and teachers can inadvertently teach children that feigning incompetence gets results.
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Teacher, Writer, Speaker
Introduction
I write about teaching and parenting at the New York Times, The Atlantic, Vermont Public Radio, and at www.jessicalahey.com.
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Law, 1999
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
    Comparative Literature, 1992
  • Dover-Sherborn High School
    1988
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Employment
  • Self
    Writer
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