In the past, a majority of educators and parents have believed that excelling academically equates to excelling professionally. However, this myth has been repeatedly debunked with research showing that socio-emotional resilience, self-esteem, and optimism are some of the best predictors for future success.
This seminar will discuss influential theories that can help mould kids to be successful now and in the future. This talk will take the audience on a journey through theories and strategies based on positive psychology and neuroscience, focusing on developing 'grit' and a growth mindset . We'll focus on practical strategies and activities that parents and professionals can teach children and adolescents immediately and in the future.
John Shanahan is an Australian trained Developmental and Educational Psychologist and Special Education Teacher who Grew up in Hong Kong. He has More than ten years of experience Working with Schools and families in Hong Kong in Private Practice. He is Currently the Director of Central Health Partners Child Development Team, the Vice-President of the Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong, the Psychologist on the Safety Committee for Outward Bound Hong Kong, and an Advisor to the Hawn Foundation and Kids4Kids. In addition, he is an Executive Committee member for the Dyslexia Association of Hong Kong.
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