Keynote Addresses: Thursday

This afternoon’s keynotes covered a lot of ground. Big topics that keep coming up are mindfulness training, meditation, the achievement gap, educational policy, teacher training, and the brain’s relationship to learning. In other words, it’s an education conference.

Today’s speakers had some great things to say. Check them out online to learn more.

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., is a clinical psychology professor at UCLA whose research interests include something called “mindsight” and interpersonal neurobiology.  Read more about his work at his personal website here.

David A. Walsh, Ph.D., holds a Ph.D. in psychology and promotes something called “Mind Positive Parenting,” an approach to parenting and teaching that is grounded in brain-based research. Read more on his personal website here.

Yvette Jackson, Ed.D., is the CEO of the National Urban Alliance, and she’s a thought leader in using cognitive science-based research to address the achievement gap in American schools. Read more about her work with the Thinking Foundation here, and read a chapter of one of her latest publications here.

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