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The Simple Interactions of Everyday Helpers with Junlei Li

  • The Gallery at the Villageworks 525 Massachusetts Avenue, #200 Acton, MA (map)

Discovery Museum Speaker Series

The Simple Interactions of Everyday Helpers

Who is a helper in children’s lives? Of all the Fred Rogers’ quotes, “always look for the helpers” is perhaps the most repeated. Aside from moments of crisis and disaster, what does it mean for each of us to look for the helpers, be a helper, and help the helpers? Junlei Li will share lessons from both the Neighborhood of Make-Believe and real neighborhoods to show and tell what is deep, simple, and powerful about helpful human interactions.

Junlei Li
Saul Zaentz Senior Lecturer at Harvard Graduate School of Education and
former Director of the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media

This event is free, but pre-registration is required as space is limited. Cash bar provided by True West. 

Why is this relevant to technology?
One of our biggest concerns about too much tech use is how tech interferes with “deep, simple, and powerful…human interactions.” Communicating online is not the same as communicating face-to-face. When we support each other in real life, human connections are made that make us happier and healthier individuals. Technology may attempt to replace these interactions with online social networks but they cannot.