John Taylor Gatto And Joanna Faber Added To Keynoters!
John Gatto has been called our education systems most infamous critic. Recovering from a serious stoke several years ago, he has started writing again, and we are told he has something really good in the works for the AERO Conference.
He has a new children’s book that will be released soon, “Snider the CIA Spider,” and has been working on a revision of the “Underground History of American Education.”
Gatto has spoken all over the world. He once rented Carnegie Hall to introduce people to educational alternatives. He made headlines during his acceptance speech as New York State Teacher of the Year by calling the education system “psychopathic!”
For more on his work check out his website –
Joanna Faber will also be Keynoting this year. Here’s Jerry to tell you a bit about Joanna.
I first heard about the book, “How to Talk so Children Will Listen, and Listen so Kids Will Talk” about 50 years ago. The book has sold millions of copies. My mother was a good friend of one of the authors, Elaine Maslish, who wrote the book with Adele Faber. Now Faber’s daughter, Joanna, who grew up experiencing her mother’s ideas, has written a best selling follow-up book, “How to Talk so Little Kids Will Listen, a Survival Guide to Life with Children 2-7.” We are fortunate to have just arranged for Joanna to be a major presenter at the upcoming AERO conference. She wrote the book with Julie King, who also grew up in my community and is the daughter of one of my mother’s fellow piano teachers. – Jerry Mintz
For more on Joanna and her book go here –
Friday Keynoter Announced! Dennis Littky!
The Met School, Big Picture Learning and founder and President of College Unbound. He is nationally known for his extensive work in secondary education in urban, suburban, and rural settings, spanning over 40 years. As an educator, Dennis has a reputation for working up against the edge of convention and out of the box, turning tradition on its head and delivering concrete results. From 2000-2010 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation gave Big Picture Learning 20 million dollars to replicate The Met School nationally and internationally. Currently there is a network of 113 schools, 52 across the country, 40 in Australia and 21 in the Netherlands.
Dayna Martin To Be A Keynoter At AERO Conference 2017!
She is an author and speaker and widely known expert on radical unschooling, natural birth and attachment parenting. She is the author of Radical Unschooling, a Revolution has Begun, and Radical Birth, just released. She has been on the Dr. Phill Show, Oprah Winfrey and has traveled the world as the UnNanny, and has been the featured speaking at many major parenting and education conferences. She recorded the very first video ever about unschooling on Youtube.
She resides in New Hampshire with her husband and four children.
Back At LIU!
We are very happy to announce that the next AERO conference will be back in New York, at the Long Island University C.W. Post campus from August 2-6. We researched extensively and the cost of this to participants is half or less than any other options we found.
You can now apply to present a workshop here.