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