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
Check out the book list for the Education Conversations Book Club.
Antonio Buehler founded Abrome to fundamentally change the way the world views education. He wants society to reject the notion that education should be a standardized product in which children are expected to be passive recipients of instruction that is chosen and delivered by adults. Antonio wants learners to be able to direct their own education so they can live rich, fulfilling lives. He believes that by providing learners with the opportunity to take full ownership of their education, Abrome will help save millions of lives, and in the process change the world.
Antonio earned a B.S. in Systems Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an M.B.A. from Stanford University, and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.