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Thursday, February 22 • 10:30 - 12:00
Learning with the Brain in Mind

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Teachers must be experts on the organ they teach—the brain! The more we educators understand the brain, the better able we are to design instruction to match how our students learn best. Knowledge about brain development and function allows teachers to make informed decisions about teaching practice related to learning. Is testing good for the brain? How should a lesson be structured in order to achieve maximum learning and recall? What effect does physical activity have on learning? How are diet, gender, music training, sleep and stress connected to learning? Participants will explore a range of topics related to the brain and learning, and discover how to develop teaching strategies that engage students’ brains.

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Mary Frances Fitzgerald

Association Instructor, Alberta Teachers' Association
Mary Frances is an ATA Association Instructor with a long and distinguished teaching career with Edmonton Public. She has specialized in the areas of drama and school counselling. She also is the current Vice President of the ATA provincial specialist Council of School Counsellor... Read More →


Thursday February 22, 2018 10:30 - 12:00
AH 176 Anderson Hall, University of Lethbridge, 4401 University Drive, Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 3M4