vanessa rodriguez giving a talk on the teaching brain at the learning & the brain conference, nov 21 at 830am
Vanessa will be giving a talk describing the key concepts from her book "The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education" at this years Learning & the Brain conference. The theme for the conference this year is "Teaching Focused, Organized Minds in the Digital Age". The conference runs from Nov. 20-22, 2014 in Boston, MA and is co-sponsored by MBE, Harvard Graduate School of Education, the Martino Brain Imaging Center at MIT, and Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. Her talk will discuss how cognitive science can contribute to teaching and becoming expert teachers. The audience will be mostly K-12 teachers, special educators and school psychologists, college professors and parents - so please come join us.
The Learning & the Brain conference will explore the neuroscience of attention, teaching, learning, and focus in today's distracting, digital age. It will focus on ways to increase student focus in media distracting classrooms, improve engagement and concentration, improve reading and STEM learning in the digital age, reduce stress and distractions, ways to improve executive function skills and treat ADHD with technology, improve teaching, deal with fast paced information and slow processing ability, treat attention and executive function deficits, and and how teachers and educators help student's who struggle with attention, ADHD, processing problems, etc. Many neuroscientists, doctors, psychologists and experts will be participating, including Daniel Levitin, Daniel Goleman, Margaret Moore, Adam Gazzaley, John Gabrieli, Jerome Schultz, Kurt Fischer, Ellen Braaten, Joanna Christodoulou, Robert Desimone, Thomas Brown, Ari Tuckman, David Rabiner, Sam Goldstein, Carolyn Dalgliesh, Mark Fenske, David Daniel, Craig Surman, and many others.
Vanessa will be giving a book talk on the Teaching Brain at 5:30 p.m., November 18th in the Gutman Conference Center, Area 3.
Vanessa will be giving a book talk on November 13th at 12pm about The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education hosted by the Student Affairs office. Check back for location details.
Professor JOnathan Walton of the Harvard memorial church hosts vanessa rodriguez for a teaching brain book brunch
At the request of Professor Jonathan Walton at the Memorial Church. Professor Walton will be presenting copies of The Teaching Brain to church school families and hosting a brunch in the spring term to provide an opportunity for families to come together and discuss the book. Tentative date is Sunday, March 1 at 1:00 pm.
Vanessa's paper entitled "The Teaching Brain: Examining Teaching as a Dynamic System Using Cognitive, Physiologic and Neurologic Tools" will be presented at AERA 2015 in Chicago which runs April 16-20th.
Vanessa will be interviewed on the Michael Dresser show on November 19th at 5pm. Check back in for details on air dates. Check it out at http://michaeldressershow.com/
Vanessa Rodriguez was honored with the prestigious Harvard Graduate School of Education's Nan Haar Award for outstanding work by a graduate student in Mind, Brain and Education
The Harvard Ed. Magazine recently featured Vanessa Rodriguez and Michelle (Billie) Fitzpatrick discussing their collaboration on the upcoming book The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education. The book, released November 17th is written to appeal to a broad audience, as Vanessa is quoted saying "This book is for parents, too. Everyone is a teacher".
Publishers Weekly came out in strong support of the Teaching Brain calling it "both convincing and steeped in common sense". See more here - http://www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59558-996-5.
Vanessa Rodriguez - Teacher, researcher and founder of the Teaching Brain project