Tag: Learning and the Brain series

Learning and the Brain: Mindfulness and Technology

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As technology becomes more prevalent in all of our lives, the challenge of being mindful and living life the way we want to also...

Learning and the Brain: Managing Stress and Anxiety in the Dark Months

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As the short days of winter continue, Director of Learning Heather Clayton's latest brain session looked at managing stress and anxiety in the dark...

Learning and the Brain: Sleep and Exercise

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How are sleep and exercise crucial for learning in students of all ages? Using John Medina's book, Brain Rules, as a starting point, SMUS...
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Learning and the Brain: Executive Functions Part III

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"It's impossible."  "It's too hard."  "I want to give up."  "I don't think I can do it." Do any of those sound familiar? All of us,...
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New Year, New Brain Series

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If you've never been to a Learning and the Brain lecture, well, you're forgiven. But you should sign up right away for the September...

Connecting the Dots

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In her final parent talk for the school year, Director of Learning Heather Clayton discusses personalized learning and how SMUS teachers use our growing...

Learning and the Brain: Cultivating Strengths

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http://youtu.be/uEEj2m80o5k How are our personal strengths defined? Often, other people - our parents, teachers and bosses - tell us what we are best at and...

Examining Introversion and Extraversion

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Based on the best-selling book Quiet, Director of Learning Heather Clayton gives parents insight into how introverts and extroverts behave in different situations and...

Brain Series II: The Surprising Science of Success

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Heather Clayton's most recent talk in the Learning and the Brain Series examines the ideas of Carol Dweck and Paul Tough, who make some...
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The Brain Series: Developing True Grit

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by Darin Steinkey SMUS Director of Learning, Heather Clayton, likes to talk about failure. In fact, she is so into failure that she used an...
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The Brain Series Winds Up

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by Erin Anderson, editor Since September, Director of Learning Heather Clayton has hosted a series of talks to share her knowledge of the brain with...

Learning and the Brain Part 2: Postgame

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In the second of three evenings devoted to the adolescent brain, Director of Learning Heather Clayton focused on what makes learning effective and how...

Learning and the Brain Part II Preview

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by Heather Clayton, Director of Learning "I never teach my pupils; I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." - Albert...

A Parent Perspective on Heather Clayton’s Brain Series

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by Dr. Lara Lauzon, parent On Friday, September 30, as I was wading through my overflowing email in-basket I noticed an email from Laura Authier....

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