First Annual Morning with the Experts:
Healthy Minds and Education
Participants will learn and ask questions about the relationship between neuroscience research and learning in the classroom. Researchers and staff from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the Waisman Center will present research studying the effects of mindfulness in preschool and elementary
classrooms. The presentations will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with educators involved in the research.
Saturday, May 21, 2011 • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
• 9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
“Welcome and Introduction to the Waisman Center”
–Marsha Mailick Seltzer, PhD, Waisman Center Director; Vaughan Bascom and Elizabeth M. Boggs Professor
• 9:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
“The Adolescent Brain: Implications for Contemplative Neuroscience”
–Richard J. Davidson, PhD, CIHM Director; Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
• 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
“The Consequences of Stress on Your Brain and Body: Working Toward an Optimal State for Learning and Leading”
–Melissa Rosenkranz, PhD, Assistant Scientist, CIHM
• 10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
“Mindfulness in Education”
–Lisa Flook, PhD, CIHM Assistant Scientist and Laura Pinger, MS, Sr. Outreach Specialist, CIHM
• 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
“Perspectives from the Schools”
– A panel discussion with educators who have incorporated mindfulness based research in their classrooms
The entire event will be streamed live online. The webcast link will be available on the CIHM homepage the morning of the 21st. While viewing online, you will be able to submit questions to the discussion panel. See the webcast link at the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds.