From the moment we enter school as children, we are made to feel as if our brains are fixed entities, capable of learning certain things and not others. This notion follows us into adulthood, where we tend to simply accept these established beliefs about our skillsets (i.e. that we don’t have “a math brain” or that we aren’t “the creative type”). These damaging—and as new science has revealed, false—assumptions have influenced all of us at some time, affecting our confidence and willingness to try new things and limiting our choices, and, ultimately, our futures.
Join Jo Boaler and your fellow Stanford alumni for brunch and an afternoon of learning about the impact of beliefs and bias and six keys to unlocking our boundless learning potential, as discussed in Jo’s new book Limitless Mind: Learn, Lead, and Live Without Barriers.
Jo's book is available for pre-order purchase with your registration for this event for just $30. Please select the "Brunch and Book Purchase" option as you register for this event. Please include any dietary restrictions in Notes section of your registration. No books sales will be available on site at this event.
About Jo Boaler
Dr. Jo Boaler is The Nomellini-Olivier Professor of Mathematics Education at Stanford University, and the faculty director of youcubed. She is the author of the first MOOC on mathematics teaching and learning. Former roles have included being the Marie Curie Professor of Mathematics Education in England, a mathematics teacher in London comprehensive schools and a lecturer and researcher at King’s College, London. Her PhD won the national award for educational research in the UK and her book, Experiencing School Mathematics, won the ‘Outstanding Book of the Year’ award for education in Britain.
She is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain), and a former president of the International Organization for Women and Mathematics Education (IOWME). She is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ‘Early Career Award’, the NCSM Kay Gilliland Equity Award (2014) and the CMC Walter Denham Mathematics Leadership award (2015). She is the author of nine books and numerous research articles, served as an advisor to several Silicon Valley companies, and was an Aspen ideas speaker and a White House presenter on girls and STEM. Her work has been published in the New York Times, TIME magazine, The Telegraph, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal and many other news outlets. She was named one of the 8 educators “changing the face of education” by the BBC.