'WHY' Matters! Leveraging the Science of Learning to Shift Student Success Trajectory

Wednesday February 1, 2023
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Room 243-245

"Why did they do that? And why did I follow with that response?" Newton's ‘Action-Reaction’ Law is often apparent in the classroom, even though educators are equipped with evidence-based practices for leading instruction. Recommended strategies can be simple to execute under the best of circumstances, but when challenges arise, the natural human tendency is to allow the emotional brain to inform responses to those challenges...and to abandon validated educator moves. The good news is that when we understand the brain-based ‘why’ behind those best practices, we are more likely to apply them with fidelity. Unforgettable object lessons will be used to illustrate how educational neuroscience provides the 'why' that grounds pedagogy. Attendees will explore the connection of the science of learning with specific educational practices. Take away additional resources for 25 Best Practices that are designed to remove barriers for all learners. Don't miss this session!

In-Person Lecture
classroom leaders
evidence based practices