Educator, Parent Expert & Social Activist
Rosalind Wiseman has had only one job since graduating from college—to help communities shift the way we think about children and teens’ emotional and physical wellbeing. As a teacher, thought leader, author, and media spokesperson on bullying, ethical leadership, the use of social media, and media literacy, she is in constant dialogue and collaboration with educators, parents, children, and teens. Read More >
You Raise Your Kids, I Teach Them French
Your Kids and Bullying
Based on over twenty years of teaching and constant feedback from today's generation of young people, Rosalind Wiseman’s presentation is a call for action to transform the way we understand youth culture and create communities where children can thrive. From young people’s friendships, social media use, gossip, drama, bullying, and the constant pressure to "keep up," she’ll share how children and teens develop their sense of self and guide their decision making in everything from their academic choices, friends, and how they manage conflict. In addition, she’ll give concrete advice to parents and educators so they in turn can guide their children through the normal yet challenging problems young people face-- while avoiding the common communication breakdowns and power struggles between children and adults.
What does a young person’s selfie pose tell you about them? How can we enable boys and girls to manage the inevitable conflicts that go back and forth between their real lives and their lives on social media? Based on focus groups and interviews with young people around the country, Rosalind reveals critical insights on how they use social media. She tracks the new cultural landscape for both boy and girl worlds and its impact on their self-esteem, identity and decision making. In addition, she will highlight why adults efforts to communicate with young people about social media can be so challenging and provide participants with effective alternatives so young people don’t so easily shut down and disengage.
Speaker Rosalind Wiseman, the New York Times bestsellers Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends & Other Realities of Adolescence & Masterminds and Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World pulls back the curtain on what's really going on in boys and girls friendships and social hierarchies. She'll share how boys' and girls' social group dynamics influence their interactions and offer step-by-step advice on how to teach young people how to navigate these common yet complex situations. She’ll also explain why young people can be reluctant to ask for help and give common-sense suggestions to break through communication barriers. This presentation can be tailored to both student and adult audiences and will be customized to reflect any specifics that should be addressed in your community.
"Rosalind was wonderful! She was friendly, easy to work with, personable, and flexible. She connected with us ahead of time, talked with us about our needs, and followed through on everything. This was really refreshing. Our survey results from the conference were positive in regard to her keynote. We enjoyed having her at the conference. Thank you so much."
"Rosalind was amazing, and her keynote/concurrent sessions were certainly highlights of our convention. We have heard that so many of the educators and parents in attendance found her information relevant and extremely applicable. Not only that, but she was very willing to spend time with our attendees one-on-one to provide insight and feedback to their personal questions and was so fun to work with onsite. I really can’t say enough positive things about our experience with her. Many thanks for your help throughout our convention preparations!"
"It was really a privilege and an honor to meet you. It was an awesome day today, truly, and you were the one who made it magic. Thanks for your wisdom and good humor. Hope you had as much fun as we did."
"What Rosalind Wiseman shared was very beneficial to those in the audience. The content was relevant and she was able to effectively engage teachers ranging from pre-kindergarten to those teaching AP high school courses. We had additional professional development planned for staff around bullying prevention and Ms. Wiseman’s presentation was clearly aligned with our work to help students and families feel comfortable and safe in our schools. Bottom line: her presentation resonated with all staff and she did a great job sharing the information in an engaging and relevant manner. I heard only positive feedback about her presentations. Thank you!"
"The presentation far exceeded any reasonable expectations. There were 1300 kids or so and you commanded the room with power, expertise, authenticity, and intimacy—no mean feat. I spent the latter part of the week asking kids what they thought of your presentation. As expected, universally positive. The key, as it is the key to effective 21st century education as a whole, is your no-nonsense authenticity. The most common comment was individual kids thinking you were talking directly to them. You were able to establish a measure of intimacy. The concern, which you went to great lengths to point out at the faculty session, is that messages are effective when delivered faithfully over a long time period. A single banner, slogan, or even assembly doth not a culture of dignity make. We shall do our best to incorporate your messages into daily academic life—and our own. Keep up the good work…you are making a difference."
"The Rosalind Wiseman event in Gainesville was a success. We had over 100 guests in attendance for our community event and when you figure that our town only has a population of about 700, that's a really good turnout! The teacher in-service the next day was very well received. I think the teachers really enjoyed the small group discussions and I know for a fact that our school administrators are making efforts to incorporate Rosalind's message into our school climate. We are actually in the process of redoing our front lobby as we speak."
"It was wonderful. Rosalind was compelling and profound….and so easy to deal with. The feedback from participants was uniformly positive. Parents really appreciated her clarity and concrete strategies. And the professional audience understood that she really knows schools and kids and was able to offer teachers and administrators real answers to their issues and questions. It was an honor and privilege to work with her and learn from her. Please extend our thanks to her."
"EVERYONE had nothing but GREAT things to say about Rosalind’s workshops. They only wish they could have stayed longer!! Each of us who had staff there or overheard others talking only had positives to say about her as well. We were impressed with the “take-aways” she gave to the youth workers in the audience and her frankness. We are glad we invited her to come! Thank you for all you did to help facilitate this and hopefully we can work together in the future."
"We were so pleased with Rosalind’s presentations and the positive feedback we received from attendees. She was interviewed by Channel 13 news in Orlando and was fabulous. She was an excellent speaker and also took time with people to offer suggestions and helpful advice."