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Rosalind  Wiseman

Rosalind Wiseman

Educator, Parent Expert & Social Activist

Biography

From where we learn to where we work, Rosalind Wiseman fosters civil dialogue and inspires communities to build strength, courage and purpose. Through professional development training, speaking, teaching, and consulting in a wide array of organizations, educational institutions and corporations, Rosalind is reimagining social emotional learning for all: so we can all be in better relationships with each other. Read More >

National media regularly depends on Wiseman as the expert on ethical leadership, conflict, media literacy, youth culture, parenting, and bullying prevention. She has been profiled in The New York Times, People, Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and USA Today. Wiseman is a frequent guest on national media like The Today Show, CNN, and NPR affiliates throughout the country.

Wiseman’s presentations transcend cultural and economic boundaries. Her engaging and forthright delivery captures audiences, inspires them to strengthen their professional and personal relationships, and gives them practical tools they can immediately apply to their lives.

She is the founder of Cultures of Dignity; an organization that shifts the way communities think about our physical and emotional wellbeing by working in close partnership with the experts of those communities — young people, educators, policy makers, and business and political leaders.

In addition, to her work at the Anti-Defamation League as a contributor and curriculum creator, she is best known for being the author of Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and the New Realities of Girl World — the groundbreaking, best-selling book that was the basis for the movie and Broadway Musical Mean Girls, and in 2016 was fully revised for a third edition. And Wiseman is the author of the Owning Up Curriculum, a comprehensive social justice program for grades 4-12 which is in widespread use across the world.

Her other publications include the New York Times best seller, Masterminds & Wingmen: Helping Our Boys Cope with Schoolyard Power, Locker-Room Tests, Girlfriends, and the New Rules of Boy World, which addresses the social lives of boys and was awarded Best Parenting Book by Books for a Better Life in 2014.

Wiseman has spoken to audiences throughout the US and abroad, South by Southwest, Microsoft, The Royal Society for the Arts, the Association for the Advancement of International Education, the American School Counselors Association, the Game Developers Conference, the American Association of School Administrators, at the White House many times and numerous schools, governments, organizations, and corporations throughout the US and abroad. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

Masterminds and Wingmen: How to Talk To Your Teenage Boys About Bullying

The Media's Impact on Boys and Girls Growing Up

You Raise Your Kids, I Teach Them French

Your Kids and Bullying

Speech Topics

Creating Cultures of Dignity For Young People

Based on over twenty years of teaching and constant feedback from today's generation of young people, Rosalind Wiseman pulls back the curtain on what's really going on in children and teens lives and shows the critical importance of social emotional learning to their overall health and happiness. 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.

Queen Bees & Masterminds: Navigating Friendships, Social Conflicts & Popularity

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.

Behind the Screen: Understanding the Power of Social Media in Young Peoples’ Lives

How is social media influencing your child's self-esteem, friendships, and conflict with other people? Rosalind’s presentation will bring the newest insights and research on children and teens' use of social media, its impact on their emotional health and well being, and how it influences their interactions with parents. She will also 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. Read More >

Wherever children are interacting — at school, on a team or at home, their social experiences profoundly affect their sense of self and their relationships with others. Rosalind's work is about being prepared without being paranoid, so whatever your child's experience — whether they don't have any conflicts with peers, are in the midst of a social problem or is just moving past one that you don’t want repeated, this presentation is for you. Read Less ^