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Author Talk: Mentoring Teenage Heroes: The Hero’s Journey in Stories and the Real World
Mentoring Teenage Heroes is written for parents, teachers, coaches (and other ex-adolescents) who now guide today’s teenagers along the heroic journey from childhood to adulthood — a rite of passage as old as the ancient myths that metaphorically describe it. Those myths echo through contemporary books and movies and the real-world experience of growing up. For most adults, daily life is a routine grind. For teenagers, it’s an epic struggle for identity.
Matthew P. Winkler has taught and mentored teenagers at middle schools, high schools, and colleges in New York, New England, China, and Japan. His passion for education has propelled him twice around the world and through all fifty states. He divides his time between California and Connecticut, traveling the world to give presentations and lead workshops related to his TED-Ed video “What Makes a Hero?” and his book Mentoring Teenage Heroes: The Hero’s Journey of Adolescence. Check out his website: https://www.matthewpwinkler.com/