Learning does not occur in a vacuum. At any given time, a myriad of forces are at play on us. These influence our attention, learning and memory. Findings in neuroscience, as well as cognitive science, psychology, education, communication and experience have shed some much-needed light on the workings and dynamics of the human mind/brain. By understanding the brain and learning, educators will be better poised and able to effect positive change in the classroom that can lead to quality learning and teaching and improved behavior and environment. Mr. Ghoogasian will identify parts and structures of the brain involved in learning, examine memory systems and limitations, learn ways to facilitate student memory and attention, and explore the brain dynamics and their potential effects in the classroom and beyond.


After this seminar, you will be able to:

  • Summarize important big ideas/principles about the brain and learning
  • Identify parts and structures of the human brain important for learning and memory
  • Describe some basic information on brain cells and learning
  • Analyze different memory systems, limitations of memory, and learn how to get around those limitations
  • Connect some basic information about the brain that will help facilitate student attention, learning and memory
  • Apply practical strategies that help take advantage of how the brain learns best


This seminar will be applicable for K-12 teachers, administrators, psychologists, learning specialists, GATE educators and anyone interested in improving and creating effective classroom learning and environments.


GhoogasianDavid Ghoogasian is an educational consultant, trainer and school improvement facilitator. He has a rich background in education, which includes teaching, counseling, administration and professional development. A former school principal, Mr. Ghoogasian trains and teaches parents, students and educators with backgrounds ranging from early childhood education through college and university instruction. Mr. Ghoogasian is a member of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program and the Professional Teaching certificate program advisory board at the University of California, Irvine Extension.



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