Mooney – Evening with Educators Registration


Professional Development Evening with Educators:  “Those Kids” and Learning Outside the Lines

Join us for an educational and insightful evening with Jonathan Mooney, a renowned neuro-diversity activist and author who was one of “those kids” growing up: the one who couldn’t sit still, who couldn’t keep his mouth shut, and who spent much of high school hiding in the bathroom to escape reading out loud as tears streamed streaming down his face. Yet he beat those odds, graduating with honors from Brown University.

Jonathan’s personal, humorous and research-based talk will explore three ideas that changed his life that all educators can adopt to support vulnerable and at-risk learners:

  • Concrete strategies to build a positive learning identity for students who believe they are “stupid, crazy and lazy”,
  • Strength-based approach with concrete ideas how to scale students’ strengths and build contextualized learning pathways, and
  • Explore the power of student-teacher connections as the foundation of transformative learning environments

Monday, February 20, 2023
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Dinner will be served

Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
1 Harvard Circle, West Palm Beach

Sponsored by Anita & Bob Naftaly

Please register by Wednesday, February 15.

More about Jonathan Mooney

A widely sought after speaker whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, HBO, NPR, and dozens more news outlets, he is inspiring those who live with differences and advocating for change. Jonathan is the author of three books: The Short Bus, Learning Outside the Lines, and Normal Sucks.


For more information, including available accommodations, please contact Susan Kanzel at susan.kanzel@jewishpalmbeach.org or 561.242.1175.
Advance notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs.


For the health and safety of our guests and staff, we trust that attendees are vaccinated for COVID-19, have not tested positive in the last 72 hours, and are not experiencing any symptoms. We are a community that cares for one another and is considerate of everyone’s well-being. Despite these measures, please understand that in-person events carry some risk of contracting COVID-19.