Westbank Libraries’ Education Conversations touches upon topics in education, with an emphasis on the psychology that should inform how we approach education. Participants engage in lively discussions on the topic, and we encourage educators and parents to attend to offer multiple perspectives and voices. This program, which focuses on K-12 education, offers a speaker series on the second Thursday of each month and a book club on the last Thursday of each month. Occasional documentary screenings will be announced. All events are at Laura’s Library at 6pm. The group is facilitated by Antonio Buehler, founder of Abrome. You can find past filmed presentations on our YouTube channel.
- Jan 10 – Trustful Parenting at All Ages
- Feb 7 – Homeschool and Unschool
- Mar 14 – The Importance of Being Outdoors for Children
- April 11 – Raising Creative Children
- May 9 – Volunteering Beyond 50 Hours
- June 13 – Summer Series: Education Outside School
- July 11 – Summer Series: Education Myths
- August 8 – Raising Emotionally Healthy Boys
- September 12 – Getting Into Harvard and Stanford
- October 10 – How Young People Can Lead Remarkable Lives
- November 14 – About Boys and Violence
- It seems that on a nearly daily basis we hear about violence in our schools, places of worship, and public spaces. The perpetrators are overwhelmingly male. Why? Why are boys more violent than girls? Where does this come from? As parents we want to know what is going on. In this talk, Colin Moss will go into the biology of boys’ brains as they mature, and propose a working hypothesis on why boys’ brains react differently to trauma than girls’ brains.
Check out the book list for the Education Conversations Book Club.
Colin Moss MA, LPC-Intern (Supervised by Dr. Sunny Lansdale Ph.D., LPC-S) works with adolescents and adult males struggling with anxiety, depression, attachment issues or trauma. He works through an existential lens utilizing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) protocols. In addition to this, he is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Colin provides a more casual and comfortable environment for those new to the therapy process, as well as those who have been working hard on themselves over the years. His view on therapy is that it has to be a good fit between counselor and client. The client needs to feel heard and validated, not judged. Colin’s approach incorporates as well as modern understanding of neuroscience and interpersonal communication.