The Unity in Education Lecture Series
Adopted September 2002
THE UNITY IN EDUCATION LECTURE SERIES
Sayre School and The Lexington School
Recognizing youth as our most valuable resource, the mission of The Unity in Education Lecture Series is to enhance the role of parents and teachers by empowering them with practical skills. Beginning in 1998, this partnership between Sayre School and The Lexington School presents renowned speakers to the Bluegrass community.
Unity In Education Lecture Series 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 7 p.m.
The Lexington School
John J. Ratey, MD
"Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain"
"Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, released in 2008, is the culmination of years of experience with the brain body connection, new research data, and the synthesis of biological sciences. Spark is revolutionizing how we see the human species. A call to return to our evolutionary roots; to get in sync with our metabolic design honed through eons of survival to optimize mental and physical health. Dr. Ratey is the spark that will set your old paradigms on fire, which will clear your mind to see a new vision for mankind, and inflame a passion of commitment to create a healthy future for our posterity." (Information taken from http://www.johnratey.com/newsite/profile.html.)
The Lexington School
In 1998, two independent schools in Lexington, Kentucky, began a collaborative partnership with an idea and a plan. The plan was to bring a parenting speaker to
Lexington, primarily for the benefit of our parent bodies, and also to work with our faculties and provide a forum open to the community at large. That partnership has evolved into the Unity in Education Lecture Series.
Celebrating its 10th year in 2009, the Series is funded by administrative and Parents’ Association funds. Speakers are chosen and the event planned by a committee comprised of volunteers from both schools. The Series benefits from strong administrative support and enjoys attendance ranging from 150 – 500.
||Michael Gurian "The Wonder of Boys"
||Madelyn Swift "Discipline for Life"
||Clifton Taulbert "Building a 21st Century Community"
||Robert Brooks "Raising Resilient Children and Adolescents"
||Michael Gurian "The Wonder of Boys and Girls: Understanding the Nature of our Sons and Daughters"
||Ned Hallowell "Delivered from Distraction: What is New in the World of ADD/ADHD?"
||Jim Taylor "Your Children Are Under Attack"
||Mel Levine "A Mind at a Time: Unraveling the Mysteries of Learning"
||Rosalind Wiseman "Queen Bees and Wannabees"
||Richard Louv "Last Child In The Woods, Saving Our Children From Nature-Deficit Disorder"