TOP RESEARCHERS DISCUSS WHOLE CHILD/ STUDENT EDUCATION at LEARNING & the BRAIN® CONFERENCE

MEDIA ADVISORY

February 1, 2012

Contact:
Kristin Dunay
(781)-449-4010 x 102
[email protected]

EDUCATING THE WHOLE CHILD/STUDENT: USING BRAIN RESEARCH FOR SMARTER, HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER LEARNERS

WHAT:
Cognitive neuroscience and social science research is finding that the most successful students are those who are happy, self-regulated, social, intellectually challenged, active, compassionate, mindful, moral and healthy.
More than 1,400 educators are gathering at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco to learn about the latest research on the brain and emotions, positive mindsets, happiness, resilience, stress, intelligence, exercise, play and social-emotional learning from more than 45 national experts.
The opening keynote address by Daniel Siegel, MD,will set the tone for the educational conference. He will share an exciting new approach to raising children, using a brain research basis and case examples. Clinical Professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, Dr. Siegel is the author of the Whole Child/Brain (2011), Mindsight (2010) andThe Mindful Brain (2007).

WHO:

The program is co-sponsored by several organizations, including the School of Education, Stanford University, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley, the Neuroscience Research Institute, University of California, Santa Barbara, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, and both the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) and the NASSP (formerly the National Association of Secondary School Principals). The program will provide professional development credit.
Some of the featured keynote speakers, who will discuss using brain science to ensure smarter, happier, healthier and moral learners, include:

  • David A. Walsh, Ph.D.,Psychologist; Faculty, University of Minnesota; Founder, Mind Positive Parenting; Author, Smart Parenting, Smarter Kids: The One Brain Book You Need to Help Your Child Grow Brighter, Healthier and Happier (2011)
  • Patricia S. Churchland, BPhil,Professor Emerita, Philosophy Department, University of California, San Diego; Author, Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality (2011) and Brain-Wise: Studies in Neurophilosophy (2002)
  • Michael I. Posner, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of Oregon; Former Adjunct Professor, Weill Medical College, Cornell University; Author, Attention in a Social World (2012) and Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention (2011); Co-Author, Educating the Human Brain (2006)
  • Christine L. Carter, PhD, Director, Parenting Programs, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley; Blogger, Psychology Today; Author, Raising Happiness: 10 Simple Steps for More Joyful Kids and Happier Parents (2011)
  • Daniel J. Siegel, MD,Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Co-Director, The Mindful Awareness Research Center, University of California, Los Angeles; Co- Author, The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child’s Developing Mind, Survive Everyday Parenting Struggles, and Help Your Family Thrive (2011)

WHEN:

Thursday, February 16, 2012- Saturday, February 18, 2012. Conference begins 1:15 PM on Thursday.
General Registration is $565 through February 3 and $580 after February 3.
Contact Kristin Dunay at 781-449-4010 x 102 for media passes

WHERE:

Historic Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, CA

Learning & the Brain® is a series of educational conferences that brings the latest research in neuroscience and psychology and their potential applications to education to the wider educational community. Since its inception in 1999, the series has been attended by more than 30,000 people in Boston, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., New York and Chicago.

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