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SXSWedu 2015

Forget Leaning In, We Need to Dadprove

Yahoo's Sheryl Sandberg and Pepsi's Indra Nooyi have preached the merits of "leaning in." But if we are serious about boosting student achievement and inspiring successful children, we need less leaning in and more fathers who are "diving in" to their families. Instead of encouraging more to prioritize work over family, we need to inspire a generation of men to realize what they can and should do as dads, being active in their children's lives and involved in their learning process.

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  1. What is the true role of the father in 21st century learning?
  2. How do we get fathers more involved in their children's school, learning?
  3. How do we become better role models for our sons, who can see work and family are both modern-day priorities?



Patrick Riccards, Dadprover in Chief, Dadprovement

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  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Solo Presentation
  • Track: Leadership & Empowerment
  • Level: Basic Understanding
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