You will examine how the brain learns and the practical strategies that correlate with this research to improve students’ joyful and successful learning. Seminar leader Dr. Willis will guide you on an interactive exploration of what the most recent neuroscience and cognitive science research reveals about attention, emotion, memory and executive functions. You will learn how the brain’s response to stressors, including boredom and frustration, can reduce memory and result in the involuntary reactive behaviors of “act out” and “zone out.” Additional neuro-logical classroom strategies will be described and applied in this interactive workshop to reverse negativity, build growth mindsets and perseverance, promote accurate long-term memory and transfer of learning to novel applications. You will come away with an enhanced understanding of how the principles of neuroscience relate to education as you acquire a rich toolkit of strategies readily applicable to your school, classroom or clinical practice.
The workshop runs from 8:15am - 2:30pm.
At this seminar, you will learn information about:
This seminar will be applicable for all professionals in education, including teachers PreK through graduate school, administrators, policy makers, curriculum designers, professional development coordinators, school consultants, teacher educators, psychologists, tutors and graduate students.
Judy A. Willis, MD, MEd, is on the adjunct faculty of the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara, and is an authority on brain research regarding learning and the brain. She practiced neurology for 15 years before returning to university to obtain her teaching credentials. Dr. Willis subsequently taught both in elementary and middle schools for 10 years. With her unique background as both a neurologist and a classroom teacher, she publishes in several education journals and is the author of six books including The Neuroscience of Learning (2014), Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning (2006) and How Your Child Learns Best (2008).