Stress and the Brain
|Date||Tuesday, June 6th, 2017|
|Time||12:30pm to 3:30pm|
|Location||Stern Center for Language and Learning|
183 Talcott Road
|Course Description||This workshop focuses on brain geography, the study of stress, and the spectrum of stress (including healthy, tolerable and toxic stress and their impacts on learning and behavior). Using an enhanced spectrum to understand stress and its function helps teachers recognize the integral role of stress and the stress-related challenges in learning and attention. Teachers can use this information to understand and improve their students’ focus, attention, and learning as well as behavior in the classroom and other learning environments. Unable to attend in person? You can participate in this workshop as a webinar! Choose “yes,please” at checkout when asked about the workshop as a webinar.|
Ben Williams, Ed.D.
Professional Learning Provider
Ben was a Professor and Site Coordinator for Union Institute & University and former Director of Teacher Licensure at Goddard College. He has been an adjunct professor at Goddard, University of Vermont and at Union Institute and University. He graduated with a doctorate degree in Curriculum and Learning Environments from Harvard Graduate School of Education. His area of expertise in the area of trauma informed practices, from both an educational and public health perspective, informed his role as Program Developer for the Rural Turnaround for Children Project: Developing trauma-informed learning environments in Lubec, Maine. He has researched and published articles on poverty informed rural educational practices.
|Audience||Teachers, Administrators and/or Staff|
The Stern Center means a lot to me. It is because of the work they do that I am a reader today. Before going to the Stern Center, I struggled with reading and my mind was focused on the fact that I couldn't do it- that it was impossible. Being tutored at the Stern Center not only improved my reading skills tremendously but it also changed that mindset. With the help of my incredible tutor, I was able to build confidence in my learning.