It is harder to be a teenager today than ever before and Shane Feldman understands this struggle first hand, after embarking on a 2-year study that sent him back to high school, undercover as a student, to gain insight into teenagers, their behavior, and the universal challenges they are facing as a generation. Perhaps the most informative and in-depth research project America’s education sector has ever seen, this presentation chronicles Shane’s journey, and clearly outlines what parents and teachers need to know in order to give their teens the support they need.
If a culture’s best natural resource is the potential of its young people, then Shane’s insights and stories will help everyone who cares about teens — from principals to policy makers — gain invaluable insight into the hidden social and psychological worlds of today’s youth. Shane’s findings, if we listen, can open the door to have honest conversations about the problems facing today’s teens and dialogue about effective, real world steps adults can take to truly help teens reach their fullest potential.
Shane’s speech has left a lasting impression, and our team continues to receive positive feedback from attendees. He recognized the nuances that were important to the audience, and creatively incorporated our conference themes into his talk. Shane’s meaningful and thought provoking words acted as catalyst for important conversations, and helped make our event more impactful. I’ve never experienced another speaker like him. Definitely worth the investment.
I believe that teachers want to inspire their students to make a change in the world; Shane inspires me to do it every day.