Conference Schedule

Pre-Conference Workshops

Friday, May 01
Location: The Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

Pre-Conference

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM

Pre-Conference Workshops

1) The Science of Self

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
The Self: The Foundation for Finding Our Purpose in School and in Life
Paula Prentis, LMSW
(P, 4-12)

2) Reading & Mindsets

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Fostering Growth Mindsets and Curiosity in Readers
Gravity Goldberg, EdD
(P, K-8)

3) Teacher & Student Wellbeing

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Heal Yourself, Heal Your Classroom: Teacher Practices for Self-Care and Creating Healing Classrooms
Kathleen M. Kryza, MA
(P, All Ages)

4) Social-Emotional Learning

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM
Part I –  Natural Opportunities for Social-Emotional Learning: Teaching Practices and Peer Relationships in Schools
Elise Cappella, PhD
(RP, K-12)

9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Part II –  Integrating SEL into Everyday Classroom Practice
Rachel A. Poliner, MAEd
(RP, K-12)

5) Learning Through Failure

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Learning Through Failures: Moving Past Self Doubt and Embracing the Process
Amanda J. Wintink, PhD; Jennifer Chan, MDes
(RP, All Ages)

6) Teacher Awareness

Room: TBA

8:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Developing the Five Awarenesses of Expert Teaching: Using Self and Student Awareness to Become More Effective Teachers
Vanessa Rodriguez, EdD
(RP, All Ages)

CONCURRENT SESSIONS GUIDE

  • (RP)=Brain Research & Practical Strategies/Interventions
  • (R)=Mostly Brain/Child Development Research
  • (P)=Mostly Brain-Based Practical Strategies and Interventions
  • (PREK=16)=Applicable Grade Levels

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

Conference Day 1

Friday, May 01
Location: The Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

1:00 PM - 5:15 PM

Opening Keynote Addresses: The Science of Self-Stories, Behavior, & Self-Actualization

1:00 PM - 1:55 PM

Keynote Address: Transcend: The Science of Self-Actualization - Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD

2:00 PM - 2:55 PM

Keynote Address: The Psychology of Self-Transcendence: Awe, Elevation, and Hive Psychology - Jonathan Haidt, PhD

2:55 PM - 3:20 PM

Networking Coffee Break and Book Signings (for Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD and Jonathan D. Haidt, PhD)

3:20 PM - 4:15 PM

Keynote Address: Redirect: Changing Students' Behavior by Editing Their Self-Stories - Timothy D. Wilson, PhD

4:20 PM - 5:15 PM

Keynote Address: How Trusted Allies Strengthen and Expand the Self - Todd B. Kashdan, PhD

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Book Signings (for Timothy Wilson, PhD and Todd Kashdan, PhD)

CONCURRENT SESSIONS GUIDE

  • (RP)=Brain Research & Practical Strategies/Interventions
  • (R)=Mostly Brain/Child Development Research
  • (P)=Mostly Brain-Based Practical Strategies and Interventions
  • (PREK=16)=Applicable Grade Levels

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

Conference Day 2

Saturday, May 02
Location: The Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

8:15 AM - 9:15 AM

Morning Keynote Address: Self-Confidence, Self-Reflection, Self-Assessment, and Self-Adjustment Matter: Strengthening Ourselves for Our Students - Baruti K. Kafele, MA

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Coffee Break, Exhibits, Poster Sessions, and Book Signing (for Baruti Kafele, MA)

Morning Concurrent Sessions

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning Concurrent Sessions 'A'

1) The Science of Self-Knowledge

Room: TBA

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Relating to Ourselves and Others: The Science of Self-Esteem, Self-Compassion, and Authenticity
Mark R. Leary, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

2) Self-Concepts & Identity

Room: TBA

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Exploring Who You Are: The Long-Lasting Benefits of Helping Students Explore Their Identity
Adriana J. Umaña-Taylor, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

3) Self-Confidence & Trauma

Room: TBA

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Trauma on Learning, Behavior, and Self-Esteem: Teaching & Self-Care from a Trauma-Informed Perspective
Hayley Watson, PhD
(RP, K-12)

4) Social Emotions & Executive Skills

Room: TBA

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Executive Function and Social Emotional Learning
Jack A. Naglieri, PhD
(RP, K-12)

5) Teaching & Self-Awareness

Room: TBA

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Self-Awareness and Self-Care in Teaching
Vanessa Rodriguez, EdD
(RP, All Ages)

6) Literature & Self-Esteem

Room: TBA

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Teaching Children People Skills Through Literature and Activities to Support Genuine Self-Esteem
Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD
(RP, K-12)

10:55 AM - 12:25 PM

Morning Concurrent Sessions 'B'

1) Self Stories & Trauma

Room: TBA

10:55 AM - 12:25 PM
Flipping the Script: How to Help Students Reverse a Negative Learner Identity and Change Their Self Stories
Karen S. Norris, PhD; Rhonda Vincent, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

2) Self-Concepts & Identity

Room: TBA

10:55 AM - 12:25 PM
Presentations and Panel Discussion
Vanessa Rodriguez, EdD
(RP, K-12)

3) Self-Confidence & Teens

Room: TBA

10:55 AM - 12:25 PM
How to Like Yourself: Building Teens' Confidence and Quieting Their Inner Critic
Cheryl M. Bradshaw, RP, BEd, MA
(RP, 6-College)

4) Social Emotions & Mindfulness

Room: TBA

10:55 AM - 12:25 PM
Integrating Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom
Carla Tantillo Philibert, MA
(P, PreK-12)

5) Teaching & Authenticity

Room: TBA

10:55 AM - 12:25 PM
Teach Like Yourself: Using Authentic Teaching to Transform Our Students and Ourselves
Gravity Goldberg, EdD
(P, All Ages)

6) Literacy & Self-Efficacy

Room: TBA

10:55 AM - 12:25 PM
Strengthen Overall Literacy Achievement by Centering on Self-Efficacy, Relevance, and Authenticity
Leslie E. Laud, EdD
(P, 6-12)

12:25 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break (On Your Own)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 'C'

1) Self-Stories & Self-Knowledge

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Part I –  How Telling Our Story Transforms Our Self
Paula Prentis, LMSW
(RP, All Ages)

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  The Stories Students Live By: Narrative Identity and the Development of an Agentic Self
Dan P. McAdams, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  The Science of Self-Knowledge: Knowing Ourselves and How Others May Know Us Better
Norhan Elsaadawy, PhD Candidate
(RP, All Ages)

2) Self-Concepts in Math & Reading

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  The Self in Action: Impacts of Self-Concepts and Self-Beliefs on Behavior and Academic Achievement from Childhood to Adolescence
Pamela Davis-Kean, PhD
(R, K-12)

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM
Part II –  Ability Stereotypes and Children's Self-Concepts: Working Toward Equity in the Classroom
Andrei Cimpian, PhD
(R, K-12)

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  TBA

3) Self-Confidence in Teens & Girls

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Part I –  Express Yourself: Helping Teens and Girls to Speak Up and Be Who They Are
Emily Roberts, MA, PLC, LMHC
(RP, 6-12)

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  TBA

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  TBA

4) Mindful & Self-Compassion

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Part I –  Mindfulness Practices in the Classroom: Doable Ways to Weave Mindfulness into Classroom Instruction
Kathleen M. Kryza, MA
(RP, K-12)

3:45 PM - 5:15 PM
Part II –  Making Friends with Yourself: Teaching Teens Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
Karen Bluth, PhD
(RP, K-12)

5) Teaching, Self-Care, & Self-Actualization

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Part I –  Everyday Self-Care for Educators
Carla Tantillo Philibert, MA
(P, All Ages)

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  Take Time For You: Utilizing Self-Care for Educators to Foster Esteem, Self-Actualization, and Transcendence
Tina H. Boogren, PhD
(P, All Ages)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  The Self, Self-Care, and Self-Actualization for Educators
Amanda J. Wintink, PhD
(P, All Ages)

6) Curiosity & Learning

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Part I –  A Nuanced View of Curiosity: Managing the Anxiety of Confronting the New
Todd B. Kashdan, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

3:10 PM - 4:10 PM
Part II –  The Case for Curiosity: Curiosity, Early Academic Achievement, and the Role of Early Experiences
Prachi E. Shah, MD
(RP, All Ages)

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Part III –  Curiosity in the Classroom: Promoting Child Curiosity, Wonder, Exploration, Questions, and Scientific Thinking
Jamie J. Jirout, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

CONCURRENT SESSIONS GUIDE

  • (RP)=Brain Research & Practical Strategies/Interventions
  • (R)=Mostly Brain/Child Development Research
  • (P)=Mostly Brain-Based Practical Strategies and Interventions
  • (PREK=16)=Applicable Grade Levels

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change.

Conference Day 3

Sunday, May 03
Location: The Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel, New York, NY

8:15 AM - 12:25 PM

Morning Keynote Addresses: The Science of Social and Emotional Skills, Friendships, & Success

8:15 AM - 9:10 AM

Keynote Address: Kids' Confidence: What We Get Wrong About Children's Self-Esteem - Eileen Kennedy-Moore, PhD

9:10 AM - 10:05 AM

Keynote Address: The Deep History of Ourselves - Joseph E. LeDoux, PhD

10:05 AM - 10:30 AM

Coffee Break, Exhibits, Poster Sessions, and Book Signing (for Joseph LeDoux, PhD)

10:30 AM - 11:25 AM

Keynote Address: Love One Another: The Benefits of Kindness, Loving-Kindness Meditation, and "Positivity Resonance" - Barbara L. Fredrickson, PhD

11:30 AM - 12:25 PM

Keynote Address: The Science of Self-Kindness: Using Mindfulness and Self-Compassion Practices to Rewire Students' Brains for Calm, Clarity, and Thriving - Shauna L. Shapiro, PhD

12:25 PM - 1:30 PM

Lunch Break (On Your Own) and Book Signings (for Barbara Fredrickson, PhD and Shauna Shapiro, PhD)

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions 'D'

1) The Science of Self-Awarness

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Cultivating Self-Awareness to Move Learning Forward: Promoting the Development of Executive Function and Self-Awareness
Sucheta A. Kamath, MA, CCC-SLP
(RP, All Ages)

2) Self-Concepts & Belonging

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Blindspots to Belonging: Helping Unleash Student Potential and Positive Self-Concepts in the Classroom
Nina Dibner, MEd; Tricia Taylor, MEd
(P, K-12)

3) Self-Confidence, Control, & Teens

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  Empowering Teens: Using Restorative Circles to Promote Confidence, Compassion, Self-Awareness, and Acceptance
Amber Chandler, MA
(RP, 8-12)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Part II –  TBA

4) Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  Moving from Me to We: Teaching Collective Efficacy to Cultivate Resilience, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, and Reframe Mental Health Self-Stories
Kristen Lee, EdD, LICSW
(RP, All Ages)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Part II –  TBA

5) Teacher Wellbeing & Authenticity

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  Happy Teacher Revolution: Supporting the Mental Health and Wellness of Educators
Danna Thomas, MSEd
(RP, All Ages)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Part II –  Being Yourself: How Teacher Authenticity Can Better Engage Students
Sara LaBelle, PhD; Zac D. Johnson, PhD
(RP, All Ages)

6) Beyond Self: Awe & Learning

Room: TBA

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Part I –  The Power of Awe: How It Promotes Awareness of Knowledge Gaps and Interest in Science
Jon McPhetres, PhD
(R, All Ages)

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Part II –  Awe and Self-Transcendent Experiences: From Space Flight to Virtual Reality
David B. Yaden, PhD Student
(R, All Ages)

CONCURRENT SESSIONS GUIDE

  • (RP)=Brain Research & Practical Strategies/Interventions
  • (R)=Mostly Brain/Child Development Research
  • (P)=Mostly Brain-Based Practical Strategies and Interventions
  • (PREK=16)=Applicable Grade Levels

This schedule is preliminary and subject to change.