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Barbaras Bookstore: The Distance Learning Playbook with Social Development Expert Rosalind Wiseman

January 12, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST


The Distance Learning Playbook with Social Development Expert Rosalind Wiseman

Join social development expert Rosalind Wiseman during a conversation about her new book, The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents.

We are in this together and will get through this together

Parent involvement has always been a vital part of any child’s education, but the pandemic and resulting remote instruction require that parents and educators partner at a deeper level.

Following the tremendous success of The Distance Learning Playbook, K-12, education authorities Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie have teamed up with New York Times bestselling author and parenting expert Rosalind Wiseman to bring you the consummate guide to support your child’s academic, social, and emotional development in any learning environment – while not overwhelming you in the process.

This essential guide will arm you with the tools and insight to

  • Create an environment conducive to learning, establish routines, and most importantly, take care of yourself and your child
  • Maximize the time you spend supporting learning by focusing on what is proven to work best in education
  • Help your child develop the cognitive attitudes and habits that foster creativity, critical thinking, and increased responsibility for their learning
  • Support the development of your child’s social and emotional learning skills, including the ability to navigate social interactions, build friendships, and regulate emotions at a time when they have never been more important to have, and more challenging to maintain

The Distance Learning Playbook for Parents outlines supportive strategies for navigating virtual environments to ensure effective and impactful learning that aligns the needs and expectations of teachers, parents, and students alike.


From where we learn to where we work, Rosalind Wiseman fosters civil dialogue and inspires communities to build strength, courage and purpose. 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.

Rosalind’s most recent publications include the Distance Learning Playbook for Parents: How to Support Your Child’s Academic, Emotional and Social Learning in Any Setting published by Corwin in September 2020 and Owning Up Curriculum: Empowering Young People to Create Cultures of Dignity, Understand their Emotions, and Build Essential Skillspublished in July 2020; a comprehensive social justice program for grades 4-12 which is in widespread use across the world.

She is the author of two New York Times Best Sellers: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 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.

National media regularly depends on Wiseman’s expertise 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 speaks throughout the US and abroad including, 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. She lives in Colorado with her husband and two sons.


Jessica Allen is a publisher at Corwin Press and Rosalind Wiseman’s editor. She began her publishing career at Random House and also worked at Scholastic before joining Corwin in 2007. She is based in Summit, NJ.


January 12, 2021
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm EST
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