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Wednesday, January 23 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Brain Rules: Plug In-Turn On - Practical Classroom Applications for the Latest Brain Research
Most Brain research has been learned in the past decade, so many educators have had little exposure for how best to 'prime the pump' to increase learning. Kids in poverty deal with more unique challenges in school and this session will talk directly to how to overcome them through understanding and implementing simple strategies. The 6 'Brain Rules' deal with 1) Stress and its impact on learning, cognition and memory 2) Crucial Role of the Reticular Activating System in engaging students at the start of lessons 3) Differences in Males/Females and effective teaching methods 4) Importance of emotions in how the brain responds to the instructor, material, effort, motivation etc 5) How the brain stores info and the importance of differentiated learning 6) Power of Hope and how it impacts more positive choices, belief in a different future and the ability to control ones destiny. This material is taught in a Fast paced, fun way which includes humor, video clips, stories and discussion

Speakers
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Tara Brown

Tara Brown is an award-winning educator, author and intern'l speaker. Known as ‘The Connection Coach’, Tara believes strongly that a major key to Title 1 youth success is the ability to connect and build effective relationships in the classroom/school. Her trademark humor/passion... Read More →


Wednesday January 23, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Delta Ballroom B