Summit 2019

SESSION 3: Denise Pope PhD | The Overloaded 2e Child: Challenging Our Ideas of Success

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Dr. Denise Pope brings a wealth of information about what 2e children need to thrive, from re-evaluating our definition of success to creating a nurturing home environment. Dr. Pope shares research about the three “protective factors” that have significant bearing on a child’s happiness and well-being: playtime, downtime, and family time. She also shares what schools can do differently to cultivate engagement and authentic learning, as well as how parents can be an effective advocate for their child at school. Additionally, Dr. Pope shares research from Stanford on college “fit” that provides optimism for non-traditional learners and reduces the stress of the pre-college process for both student and parent.

Denise PopeDenise Pope, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Education, where she specializes in student engagement, curriculum studies, qualitative research methods, and service learning. She is co-founder of Challenge Success, a research and intervention project that provides schools and families the tools they need to raise healthy, motivated students. She is the author of, "Doing School": How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students and lead author of Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids. Dr. Pope is a 3-time recipient of the Stanford University School of Education Outstanding Teacher and Mentor Award.

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