Susan Engel is Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Founding Director of the Program in Teaching at Williams College. Her research interests include the development of curiosity, children’s narratives, play and, more generally, teaching and learning. She is the author of seven books, including The Stories Children Tell: Making Sense of the Narratives of Childhood; Context is Everything: The Nature of Memory; Red Flags or Red Herrings: Predicting Who Your Child Will Become; The Hungry Mind: The Origins of Curiosity in Childhood, and The End of the Rainbow: How Educating for Happiness (Not Money) Would Transform Our Schools. In Sept 2016 she published a new book, written with her son, Samuel Levin: A School of Our Own: The Story of the First Student-Run High School and a New Vision for American Education. She was a founder of, and educational advisor to an experimental school in New York State. She and her husband, Tom Levin, have three sons.


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