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Speaking & Events

Upcoming Events

Oct
8
,
2016
// Columbia, Md.

Featured Keynote  to National Association of Montessori Teachers (NAMTA) Fall Conference

A talk on asking the right questions of technology, role modeling for coming generations a wise balance between human and machine, and drawing on the forgotten bonds between workmanship and higher-order thinking. Look ahead to a reflective, connective, and focused future.

 

Oct
27
,
2016
// New York, New York

Mind in the Making: Reflection and the Artisan in the Material World

How do the worlds of reflection and workmanship – two human endeavors rarely, if ever, considered together – intersect, align, and collide? This talk will investigate the reflective mind’s largely unexamined role in artisanal practices once dismissed as tacit and “unthinking,” as well as the potential for considered thought itself to be newly envisioned as a skill-based practice. Expanding our treatment of ‘making as knowing’ can offer a new lens with which to appraise the nature of intellectual flourishing at a high-stakes moment in humanity’s relations with the material world.

Past Events

Mar
21
,
2016
// Tiverton, RI

Author Visit to the Tiverton, RI Library

“Lost in the Instant: Recouping Focus and Reflection in a Tech-Driven Age”

Feb
29
,
2016
// New York , New York

Opening Keynote

In a world of multitasking and wildly fragmented attention spans, how can the media world adapt? Maggie Jackson, author of “Distracted,” shows how to break through the barrage of electronic media to craft slow, deliberate thinking.

Jan
16
,
2016
// Houston, Texas

Keynote to NAMTA’s annual conference: “A Workmanship of Risk: The Craftsmanship of Thought in an Age of Speed”

 

Nov
2
,
2014
// Brentwood, TN

Lost in the Instant: Recouping Focus and Reflection in a Tech-Driven Age – A Keynote to 1,600 Educators from Tennessee Private K-12 Schools

Nov
22
,
2013
// Vershire, VT

A Talk on Distracted to the Faculty of the Mountain School of Milton Academy

Nov
7
,
2013
// Pittsburgh, PA

Speech to Duquesne’s Eight Liberal Arts First-Year Learning Communities on Distracted, their fall ‘Common Read’

Oct
8
,
2013
// Dallas, Texas

Keynote Speaker to 2013 conference on the Role of Technology in Schools

Aug
14
,
2013
// Little Compton, RI

‘Finding Focus in an Age of Distraction’ — A Talk ‘Under the Tent’ at the Little Compton, R.I. Library

Jun
26
,
2013
// New York, NY

Panelist for Lunch Talk on “Finding Focus and Improving Productivity in an Age of Distraction”

Feb
22
,
2013
// Houston, Texas

Keynote Plenary to the annual convention of the Texas Community College Teachers Association