Finding the Magic in Middle School Parent Talk
With Author Chris Balme
📆 Wednesday, October 18th
⏰ 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
🏫 Yavneh Day School
👨👩 Adults Only
Light Refreshments Served
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Finding the Magic in Middle School
Is middle school actually the worst time of life, or just the worst-understood? In this talk, author and acclaimed educator Chris Balme shows how to tap into the positive potential of middle school. It begins with understanding what’s going on inside the middle school brain. Balme introduces three key developmental needs for middle schoolers, offering practical tips to support them at each step of the way. Drawing on his experience as a middle school founder and principal, as well as the latest neuroscience, he offers a fresh and uplifting take on the transformative years of middle school.
This talk is based on Balme’s book, Finding the Magic in Middle School, which was published in 2022 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller for adolescent psychology. Renowned adolescent psychologist and author Madeline Levine called it “a must-read for anyone who has a tween or works with tweens.”
About the Author
Chris Balme has led two innovative middle schools, trained thousands of parents and teachers, and received the Ashoka Fellowship for his work as a leading global changemaker in education. He is endlessly curious about how we raise wise, loving, and capable young people. Chris lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three children. Find him at www.chrisbalme.com.