Rosalind Wiseman Introductions

For the adults:

 

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 collaboration with educators, parents, children, and teens.

She is the author of the New York Times’ bestsellers, Queen Bees & Wannabes which was turned into the movie Mean Girls and Masterminds & Wingmen. She is also the author of The Guide (which is being developed into a movie), Queen Bees Moms & King Pin Dads, and the young adult novel, Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials. In the fall of 2016, she re-launched the Owning Up Curriculum, a social emotional learning curriculum that she wrote in collaboration with middle and high school students and the Association of Middle Level Educators. She travels the country working with educators, District Attorney offices, school boards, and youth serving organizations.

She writes a column for the Anti-Defamation League called Rosalind’s Classroom Conversations and publishes in TIME, CNN, and the Washington Post among others and is a frequent guest on the Today Show, CNN, and Good Morning America and National Public Radio.

Although she spent most of her life in Washington DC, she now lives in Boulder Colorado with her husband and her fourteen and sixteen year old sons.

For the students:

Rosalind Wiseman has been listening to, and occasionally arguing with young people about everything and anything that’s important to them for the past twenty years. All of her work is based on the belief that young people’s experiences are important but often discounted and that adults often give young people advice without listening to them first.

She is the author of the New York Times’ bestsellers, Queen Bees & Wannabes, which was turned into the movie Mean Girls and Masterminds & Wingmen–which she wrote in partnership with over 150 teen boys. She is also the author of The Guide (which is being developed into a movie with the help of a teen advisory board), and the young adult novel, Boys, Girls and Other Hazardous Materials. In the fall of 2016, she published the Owning Up Curriculum, a social emotional learning curriculum that she wrote in collaboration with middle and high school students.

She is constantly developing new books, films, and social media projects with her team at Cultures of Dignity and young people throughout the country. Although she grew up in Washington DC, she was born in Philadelphia, she now lives in Boulder Colorado. She loves to play trampoline dodgeball and she is married and the mother of a fourteen and sixteen year old boys.