Join Us For a Free Public Lecture January 9,2013
Parents, educators, public officials, business and medical professionals, and nonprofit leaders will all benefit from this free public lecture featuring:
John Medina, molecular biologist, author and speaker
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Baylor School Alumni Chapel
Sponsored by Baylor School and the Baylor Parent Alliance
Most of us have no idea what’s really going on inside our heads. Yet brain scientists have uncovered details every parent and teacher should know—like the need for physical activity to get your brain working its best.
How do we learn? What exactly do sleep and stress do to our brains? Why is multi-tasking a myth? Why is it so easy to forget—and so important to repeat new knowledge? Is it true that men and women have different brains?
In "Brain Rules," Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children.
About the Author
DR. JOHN J. MEDINA, a developmental molecular biologist, has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School" -- a provocative book that takes on the way our schools and work environments are designed. His latest book is a must-read for parents and early-childhood educators: "Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five."
Medina is an affiliate Professor of Bioengineering at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University. Medina lives in Seattle, Washington, with his wife and two boys.
Praise for John Medina and BRAIN RULES
“John Medina's new book, BRAIN RULES, dissects the workings of the brain in plain
English, explaining its role in the workplace and classroom. What could be a daunting
subject becomes enjoyable through a writing style that makes words leap off the
page.”- USA Today
“BRAIN RULES is a highly readable guide to using the latest neuroscience research
to improve your life and work. Medina’s prose never overwhelms the lay reader with
jargon but still manages to convey the scientific underpinnings of his recommended
strategies for enhancing learning, health, memory, and more. Remarkably, this
molecular biologist is a gifted communicator who is able to write for both the
scientist and the layperson.”- Psychiatric Times
“Few people are better qualified to help managers sift through all the hype than John Medina.” - Harvard Business Review
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