A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Visiting Speakers

2016-17 Speaker Series: Marc Brackett

Head of School Randall Dunn, in partnership with the Parent Association, is pleased to present the 2016-17 Latin Speaker Series. This year we have invited three researchers whose work supports and illuminates Latin's educational philosophy and thinking about how kids learn best.

Marc Brackett, Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence & Professor in the Child Study Center at Yale University

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2016-17 Speaker Series: Eduardo Briceño

Head of School Randall Dunn, in partnership with the Parent Association, is pleased to present the 2016-17 Latin Speaker Series.

This year we have invited researchers whose work supports and illuminates Latin's educational philosophy and thinking about how kids learn best.

Eduardo Briceño, Co-Founder & CEO of Mindset Works
Growth Mindset and Engagement


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Visiting Speaker: Sian Beilock

Sian Beilock

February 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Wrigley Theatre

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Having trouble under pressure? Re-train your brain. Sian Beilock is a scientist developing new approaches and new solutions to a problem we have all experienced: failing to do our best under pressure. Beilock is a psychology professor at University of Chicago and author of How The Body Knows Its Mind and Choke.

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MLK Speaker: Shaka Senghor

Latin's Diversity Council, in conjunction with LIFE (Latin's Initiative for Ethics), is pleased to welcome Shaka Senghor as our school's 2017 Martin Luther King Jr. Speaker.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
6:30 p.m.*
Wrigley Theatre
*There will be a book signing starting at 5:30 p.m.

Shaka Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform and the president and co-founder of #BeyondPrisons, an initiative designed to uplift the voices and experiences of those impacted by the criminal justice system. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison is a tale of forgiveness and second chances. Senghor was featured in Ava DuVernay's film 13th, a documentary on mass incarceration in the United States.

LIFE has hosted a few screenings of the film for students and Parents Learning Together Series has screened it for parents this year.

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Join us for the 2016-17 Speaker Series

Head of School Randall Dunn, in partnership with the Parent Association, is pleased to present the 2016-17 Latin Speaker Series.

This year we have invited three researchers whose work supports and illuminates Latin's educational philosophy and thinking about how kids learn best.

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The Founders of LuminAid Visit the Upper School

On October 13th, the US Library presents Shark-Tank-winning Chicago start-up company LuminAid to speak at the Upper School Assembly about their company, winning an offer from Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, their path into technology/maker entrepreneurship, and efforts with world aid.

Afterward, LuminAid will be available for a Q&A session at the US/MS Library from 10:20am to 11am.

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Newbery Award Winner Linda Sue Park Visits the Middle School

Award-winning author Linda Sue Park will be visiting the middle school assembly on Thursday, March 3. She will talk about Wing and Claw, the first book in her new fantasy trilogy, Forest of Wonders. Community members may purchase copies of books autographed by Linda Sue Park. Please contact the librarians with questions.

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