Podcast on the Teaching Brain
Inside the Mind of a Teacher
on Harvard’s EdCast
1st Day of Class – Harvard Graduate School of Education A-319 "Hard Questions on Global Educational Change"
Instructors: Pasi Sahlberg & Vanessa Rodriguez
This course invites educational leaders from around the world to come and discuss the toughest education questions around the globe. This learning community supports authentic conversation and dialogue on the most difficult questions facing today's world of education policy. Students gain access to prominent thought leaders and an opportunity to develop and debate their own perspectives on major educational challenges. In the end, this course is built on an assumption that we need to better understand these complex problems before we are able to create sustainable solutions to them.
Invited keynote for professional development seminar on the Teaching Brain – St Paul’s Episcopal School in New Orleans @StPaulsNOLA
Medium.com article on the Teaching Brain released today.
Giving presentation on the Teaching Brain at the ESKOLTA conference in New York City. Eskolta is committed to connecting educators who believe in the potential of once disconnected youth to re-engage and succeed in school and in life. http://www.eskolta.org/conference/list.php?ref=index.php
May 7-9, 2015, Learning & the Brain Conference on "Educating World-Class Minds" at the Sheraton NY Times Square Hotel in New York City. The conference will take place on the second and third floors of the Sheraton NY Times Square hotel.
Talk title:"World-Class Teacher Development: The Teaching Brain and School Reform."
Date: Saturday, May 9th, 2015
Time: 1:30PM - 2:35PM
Room Location: New York East (3rd Floor)
Book signing directly following talk!
Talk Description: While research on the nature and science of learning abounds, shockingly few insights into how and why humans teach have emerged—until now. This talk exposes the misguided, widely-held beliefs about teaching and unveils that teaching is in fact a cognitive evolutionary skill that develops in all humans over time. Building from an accessible overview of how our brains learn, The Teaching Brain is a revolutionary new framework for teaching development in light of the new brain sciences; explains why we need teachers; and reveals what it actually takes to become a world-class teacher.
Vanessa Rodriguez - Teacher, researcher and founder of the Teaching Brain project