Keynote Speakers, William Stixrud, PhD and Ned Johnson
A few years ago, Ned Johnson and Bill Stixrud started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking any real motivation. Many complained that they had no control over their lives. Some hit college and unraveled. Johnson runs PrepMatters, an elite tutoring service that teaches teens how to perform better on standardized tests. Stixrud is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps patients suffering from ADHD, anxiety, and depression. Both have devoted their lives to coaching kids and together they’ve hit on a counterintuitive solution to help kids unlock their full potential. A healthy motivation hinges on having a strong sense of control. Even young children need to feel that their views matter.
Keynote speakers, William Stixrud and Ned Johnson are co-authors of the national bestseller, The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives! Dr. Stixrud, is founder of The Stixrud Group, member of the Children’s National Medical Center teaching faculty, and an assistant professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Ned Johnson is the president and founder of PrepMatters. A professional tutor-geek since 1993, Mr. Johnson has devoted in excess of 35,000 hours in one-on-one test prep for nearly the entire alphabet of tests. A 1993 graduate of Williams College, Mr. Johnson has a BA in Economics and Political Science.