Rebecca lives in Boston with her husband and two conversation-loving kids.
Before writing her book, she worked as a speech pathologist for over a decade in hospitals, clinics, and schools, where she grew to know and love so many children and families. She serves as an Oral and Written Language Specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston, and has worked as an Academic Learning Specialist at a Montessori school, where she oversaw the learning and development of 300-odd kids, met with parents, and gave teachers professional development.
Currently she teaches on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Medical School and also advises the World Bank on curriculum development. She’s passionate about writing in multiple genres and is also a fiction writer, memoirist, and poet.
Rebecca Rolland’s book, The Art of Talking with Children, will be available in March in English, and later in six other languages, including Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, and Korean.
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@sarajshukla Very sorry to hear!Read More
Congrats @AileenWeintraub—what a great review! I can’t wait to see this book out in the world.Read More
The pandemic might have made caregiving more equitable--but now we risk "a snap back that will reinforce penalties to men and make no progress in caring and sharing domestically." We need major changes to support dads + moms equally. #parenting #educationRead More
"His entire memory has been the pandemic," my daughter says of her 4-year-old brother. "He doesn't even know what a playdate is...or an Oreo...or a hot dog!" Here's to more empathy, compassion, healing, and making up for lost time in #2022. #parenting #covid #NewYearsEve #familyRead More
“We are not idealized wild things. We are imperfect mortal beings, aware of that mortality even as we push it away.”—#joandidion RIP to a writer always able to look the hard truths straight on. #amreading #nonfiction #resilience #parentingRead More
RT @GraceHwangLynch: “The Writer You Are is Enough.” Ruth Ozeki on Process and Acceptance via @lithubRead More
Yes @DrBradJohnson --we need so much more support for teacher's social and emotional needs--as well as basic needs they shouldn't need to ask for. The dearth of school counselors means too many #teachers are filling in to handle children's academics + emotional trauma. #educationRead More
"We were simply trying to change the way we went about our everyday lives so that our values and habits of being would reflect our commitment to freedom."-#bellhooks. So powerful in rethinking how we educate, raise, and nurture kids as well. #amreading #parenting #education #kidsRead More
@carablueadams This is wonderful. Congrats!Read More
@rbarenbaum @PublishersWkly @WMEBooks @GrandCentralPub That's so great! Congrats 🙂Read More