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.
"Experienced teachers have a repertoire of choices, many of which would be indistinguishable from those available to their less experienced peers (or to observers). But experienced teachers know that timing is key and that minute differences are important for students and teaching relationships. This very complex process and interaction-based skills have been wonderfully described in The Teaching Brain, a fantastic new book by my colleague Vanessa Rodriguez."
Read the full blog post here:
SEL & The Teaching Brain:
Innovative Possibilities for Educator Preparation
May 2, 2015 @ Tufts University, Alumnae Lounge - 8:30am-12pm
Join us for a compelling keynote presentation by Vanessa Rodriguez, author (with Michelle Fitzpatrick) of The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education (http://www.teachingbrain.org/). Keynote address will be followed by hands-on, interactive, roundtable dialogue and innovations!
Open to teachers of all grade levels, Student Teachers and Interns, Cooperating Teachers, College and University Practicum Supervisors, College and University Faculty (Student Teachers and Interns are encouraged to invite their Cooperating Teachers, Supervisors, and Faculty)
Breakfast will be served from 8:30-9 a.m. Event will begin promptly at 9am!
Vanessa Rodriguez - Teacher, researcher and founder of the Teaching Brain project