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Inspiring Wisdom of Viktor Frankl:
A  21-Day Reflection Book About Meaning
by Pam Roy & Moira Hummel

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A docuseries about the systemic issues affecting students' mental health and the feature film, Man's Search for Meaning, in collaboration with Straight Up Films.

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"The Meaningful Education Advocate" title combines my work with the Viktor Frankl Institute of America and my blog that challenges the institutional framework in which we educate our children and presents new opportunities emerging in the transforming economy. I also co-host a podcast called Q-Ed Up with Ziz and Pam that discusses what it means to be educated in the 21st century.

The Real Cost of a Meaningless Education


Viktor Frankl was right. In 1965, the world-renowned psychiatrist and author of Man’s Search For Meaning described the U.S. system of education as ‘mechanistic’–a system that treated students like machines rather than human beings. He warned that ignoring the essence of their humanness would create feelings of meaninglessness and cause a void in them that would produce anxiety, depression, addiction, and even suicide. He called this void the ‘existential vacuum’. Frankl believed that each person’s motivation for life is to search for their unique meaning. It cannot be imposed upon them as it is deeply personal. By standardizing education and defining a singular goal for all students, we have created a plague of meaninglessness and an epidemic of mental illness. READ MORE

 

To further my advocacy, I am now a filmmaker! I am so honored to be a part of this project with Straight Up Films and Sir Ken Robinson's daughter Kate and our wonderful team! Both Viktor Frankl and Sir Ken are closely aligned in their views about our education system and its impact on student creativity and mental health. In a nutshell, human beings cannot be industrialized like a widget in a factory. We hope you will join us in this movement.

Our new book is available now on Amazon.

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The Inspiring Wisdom of Viktor E. Frankl:

A 21-Day Reflection Book About Meaning 
By Pam Roy & Moira Hummel

 

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I enjoyed my interview with Kathy Kristof, editor of Sidehusl.com. Read "New-Collar Work: High Pay, No Degree Required" in $IDEHUSL.
My interview, "Changing With The Times" can be found in The Capistrano Dispatch, San Clemente Times, and the Dana Point Times' Crib to College Guide.
Crib to College -- An Educational Guide to Your Child's Success

I am proud to contribute to the great work being done by The Aspen Institute's National Commission on Social, Emotional, and Academic Development.
Read my article, "Social Skills Are Critical For Future Job Seekers" in Education Week.

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