On September 14 and 15, Mr. John Joseph presented workshops to IC teachers for the 2nd year. John is an expert on how the brain works and how learning takes place in the brain. John has a real passion for neuroeducation. His focus is on learning: how it happens; how to maximize it; how to inspire it; and practical strategies to enhance it. He has written several books on the subject including Brainy Parents - Brainy Kids and Learning in the Emotional Rooms: How to create classrooms that are uplifting for the spirit which are available at the ERC.
Last year Mr. Joseph, a father of two young adults, worked with our high school students, teachers and parents presenting lectures that focused on the brain and how it works. This year, John worked with an audience of 70 IC advisory teachers and administrators on a special program crafted for IC that focuses on how to work with students to build better study skills.
Over the course of these two days, Mr. Joseph presented six sessions touching on different aspects of the brain, how it learns and how teachers can help students develop study skills that help them to study better and more efficiently. The different sessions included: how the brain learns; information processing that facilitates learning; the importance of sleep; addressing emotional intelligences and thinking intelligences; and assessing students’ talents, strengths and areas for development that will lead to creating a personalized Learning Plan to direct/enhance their study habits.