Academic success requires many underlying cognitive strengths beyond the obvious skills usually discussed. Athletes excel in these cognitive skills but must use them differently in academics. In this exciting presentation, infused with real brain images and interactive experiences, learn from an Educational Neuroscientist how to teach athletes to adjust their cognitive skills. Acquire strategies that tap into powerful brain circuits.
An Educational Neuroscientist shares some of the latest neuroscience research on curriculum and learning. In this exciting keynote, interspersed with interactive experiences and brain images, discover:
*The single most important factor in learning
*The ability in 1st grade that predicts achievement throughout education, as well as income, criminal behavior, and drug use?
*The 3 things you can add to your curriculum to raise achievement
Bring this exciting and valuable information to your conference in this energizing keynote. Dr. Zadina has keynoted internationally with audiences as large as 5000, as she brings you cutting edge research through the eyes of a teacher.
When a behavior rewards the brain with feel-good chemicals such as dopamine, the person wants to persist in the behavior. These behaviors motivate and engage. Find out what academic behaviors activate the reward pathway in the brain and what reduce it. Discover the simple task that raised achievement more than additional study time. Acquire strategies for motivating and engaging diverse learners.
(Depending upon time allotment for the keynote, some findings may be moved to the breakout)
*the underlying reason some students have math or reading difficulty
*the 10 minute rule for presenting material
*how anxiety, stress, and trauma affect learning
*why students know it but can’t say it
*why ESL or FL students can’t pronounce some sounds
*how to tap into the brain pathway for motivation and engagement
*how to use the brain’s attention mechanism to enhance recall
(Keep in mind that some of these items could actually be an hour presentation. If you see one that particularly interests you, you may want to select that topic as the breakout,)
*the core belief that affects achievement
*the difference between thinking and real learning
*what neuroscience says about learning styles
*the two best strategies for learning material
*the behavior that predicts life outcomes such as education, income, criminality, and drug use
*what research says about multitasking and performance