2019: Cutting Through the Noise

New York Times bestselling author, Dr. Wendy Mogel, delivered a convincing presentation on the best practices for communicating with your child from preschool to high school.  Mogel discussed how each age and stage of a child’s life brings new opportunities to connect through language.  She highlighted how tone and cadence, even at a young age, send loud signals to kids.  Dr. Mogel gave a workshop to educators, identifying successful strategies for communicating with parents. Anya Kamenetz, author of The Art of Screen Time delivered a second keynote address providing very practical guidelines for balancing digital media and real life.


2018: Teach Your Children Well

Madeline Levine, Ph.D. delivered a provocative keynote address emphasizing the importance of teaching children creativity, collaboration, and innovation as necessary tools for success in a 21st century world.  She explored why teenagers are experiencing epidemic rates of emotional problems and how our current narrow definition of success unnecessarily stresses academically talented kids and marginalizes many more whose talents and interests are less amenable to measurement. Workshops on the following day focused on how to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills with children in and outside of the classroom setting. Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez, the “gurus” of makers space curriculum presented a full day workshop for educators that had teacher creating electronic pianos and problem solving real life challenges.




2017: How to Raise an Adult

Julie Lythcott-Haims, author of NYT Bestseller How to Raise an Adult and former Dean at Stanford University, offered practical alternative strategies that underline the importance of allowing children to make their own mistakes and develop the resilience, resourcefulness and inner determination necessary for success.  The sold out crowd was riveted to her every word.  Parents attended workshops supporting resiliency in the home.  Professionals attended an afternoon workshop on independence in the classroom and allowing children to stumble and gain the confidence to continue to try again.


2016: Mindfulness & Self-Regulation

Dr. Kristen Race, author of Mindful Parenting spoke about integrating cognitive neuroscience and positive psychology with mindfulness.  She showed how the brain functions under different conditions to help children and families become more resilient to the stresses of modern life.  A full day of workshops with separate tracks for parents and educational professionals on the following day provided actionable and immediate actions to introduce mindfulness and self-regulation into homes and classrooms.


Workshops Included:

  • Educators workshop by Brad Chapin on Self-Regulation
  • What Does Mindfulness Feel Like by Dr. Dael Waxman
  • Mindfulness in Your Home by Dr. Kristen Race



2015: Catherine Steiner Adair

February 3 & 4, 2014, we welcomed Catherine Steiner-Adair, best-selling author & award-winning journalist.  Dr. Steiner-Adair examines ways in which technology and media change how children learn and grow.

Special Events

  • Keynote address with Catherine Steiner-Adair, author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Workshops included:

  • Bridging the Big Disconnect with Dr. Catherine Steiner Adair
  • Lost Potential: When Video Games are no longer Games with Melanie Hempe, Mom’s Managing Media
  • An Interview with Catherine Steiner- Adair with Dr. Frank Gaskill
  • Understanding Digital Citizenship with Dr. Patti Wilkins, UNC-Charlotte
  • Unplugging the Developing Brain with Dr. Victoria Naumann, Brain Balance of the Carolinas

2014: EdX-Education Worth Talking About

EdX was an independently organized event where live speakers will ignite discussion, provoke an investigation of new ideas, and promote sound parenting and educational fundamentals, opening a dialogue for parents and professionals to engage in meaningful and actionable educational techniques; stimulating dialogue to better our Charlotte community.  The program featured three nationally prominent educators:

Ashley Merryman:Co-author of New York Times Best seller NurtureShock-New thinking about children.

Rick Lavoie: author of Motivation Breakthrough and renowned educator.

Barbara Coloroso: Internationally recognized speaker and author in the areas of parenting, teaching, school discipline and non-violent conflict resolution.


2013: Meet Lee Hirsch, Director of The Bully Project

January 16, 2013

Over 200 parents, teachers and administrators joined us for a day full of workshops with leading experts. All workshops were held at Shalom Park located at 5007 Providence Rd. Charlotte, NC.

Special Events:

  • Friends of The Bully Project  reception at the Knight Theater
  • Cuts from the Director’s Chair
  • Keynote: Creating an environment of caring at home and at school by Barbara Coloroso


  • When is bullying really bullying?- Barbara Coloroso
  • What do I need to know about cyberspace?
  • The Preschool Delimma – Barbara Coloroso
  • Teachers and change in the classroom – Barbara Coloroso
  • Bully-proofing your classroom – The Responsive Classroom Curriculum
  • Middle School Madness – Michelle Icard with Athena’s Path and Hero’s Pursuit
  • High School Conversations – Bassie Shemtov

2012: Two Days with Dr. Wendy Mogel

Joined In Education hosted 2 Days with Wendy Mogel January 11 and 12, 2012.

Events included :
“The Big Talk”  at the Knight Theater
“Coffee Talk” – a casual question and answer breakfast with Dr. Mogel
Teacher Workshops

DR. WENDY MOGEL is an internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist and author. She appears as a guest expert on the Today Show and is regularly interviewed by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN, NPR and numerous parenting magazines.

For more information about our guest speaker visit WendyMogel.com