Breakout Session 4

Yes Means Yes!: Teaching Consent and Healthy Relationships 


Presenter: Flavia Vidal |Director of the Brace Center for Gender Studies and Instructor in English and Interdisciplinary Studies, Phillips Academy Andover


From #Me Too to the Kavanaugh hearings, our news cycle is inundated with narratives of sexual assault. The college statistics about gender-based violence are eye opening. In this workshop, we will examine how these issues play out in our school communities and discuss strategies and tools that have proven effective in teaching students how to form healthy relationships, to give and obtain consent, and to develop positive sexual identities.


Leading in Complexity


Presenter: Ronald D. Lalonde Ed.D | Regional Manager Middle East, Institute of Positive Education, Geelong Grammar School


School leaders face pressures to adapt to change, and often that means taking on the weight of finding the right way forward. In this talk, explore what we know about being well as a leader and learn techniques to care for yourself, to keep your intention clear and focused, and to maximize the capacities of those around you. Embed learning about Positive Leadership in your own practices and provide a model of Positive Education to your school community.


Bridging Cultures


Moderator: Jian Wu | Principal and Party Secretary of the High School Affiliated to Fudan University



  • Yu Xiaoxiao | Dean of Admissions, Tsinghua University 
  • Shawn Felton | Director of Undergraduate Admissions, Cornell University 
  • Nishad Das | Director of Global Education, Groton School


How should educators help bridge the gap to a new vision of globalism? Globalization has faltered, some would say, failed, with growing inequalities, divisions and challenges.  How can schools and universities, rooted in their local communities and working across educational sectors,  better cultivate an appreciation of the connections that bind communities around the world?

May 27 @ 06:48
06:48 — 00:45 (45′)