Activating Neuroplastic Processes to Transform Teaching and Learning
an online workshop with Megan Marcus, CEO, FuelEd
Tuesday & Thursday, December 4th & 6th
3-4:30pm Pacific/6-7:30pm Eastern
How can we use what we know from brain research to improve students' readiness to learn?
Join social neuroscience expert Megan Marcus for our online workshop The Social Brain: Activating Neuroplastic Processes to Transform Teaching and Learning to find out:
- Why some students come to school unable to regulate their fear and reactivity, and what we can do about it
- How managing our reactivity can improve the classroom environment, especially for struggling students
- How the social and emotional demands of teaching amplify the importance of our relationships wtih colleagues and students
- What social neuroscience tells us about our brain's often-unfulfilled needs, and how the school and classroom environment can make a difference
- What causes burnout among new and veteran teachers, and how to fortify against it
- How activating neuroplastic processes can make "unteachable" students thrive as learners
Participants will understand their students, colleagues, and themselves within the context of their various lifelong relationships, and will leave the workshop with an understanding of the relationship between attachment in childhood and subsequent learning and emotional health. The workshop will explore how positive relationships can enable educators to avoid burnout and create classroom environments that optimize neuroplastic processes, learning, and emotional balance in students.
Who Should Attend
- Teachers, counselors, and other educators seeking to deepen their emotional resilience and capacity for building relationships with students
- Mentor teachers, coaches, and administrators who support teachers with challenging students
- School and system leaders seeking to build organizational capacity to meet students' emotional and relational needs
- The social & emotional realities of teaching
- The human element and educator burnout
- Understanding yourself and your students in the context of lifelong relationships
- How and why we learn best in the context of positive relationships.
- Building a relationship-based learning environment in your classroom & school
- Principles of collective classrooms: teamwork, fairness, solidarity, relevance, and more
- Optimizing neuroplastic processes, learning, and emotional balance through positive relationships
- The link between childhood attachment, emotional health, and learning: research from developmental psychology
- Exploring relational patterns and emotional triggers
- How personal history and beliefs impact our perceptions of our students
- Responding to student behavior: beyond automatic reactions
- Developing a learning-focused classroom environment through positive relationships
This workshop consists of two 90-minute interactive sessions, which will be held live on our online webinar/workshop platform. Participants will be able to ask questions during and after each session, and the recordings will be posted for download after each live session. Participants who aren't able to join the live sessions will be able to ask questions via our online forum.
Participants will also have access to our workshop discussion forum, where we will respond to questions and share additional materials to support your use of the strategies in your classroom.
If you would prefer to access all three hours of content in one sitting, you can simply download the presentation recordings after the second session.
Cost: $199 per person
Group rate: $199 for the first participant + $99 for each additional participant
Site license: $999 for entire staff at one school (available via on-demand video after December 6)
Paying via Purchase Order
To register an individual or group via Purchase Order, select the "Purchase Order" option on our registration form. You will receive a confirmation email and invoice via email a short time later.
About Megan Marcus
Megan Marcus, CEO of FuelEd, holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California at Berkeley, a Masters degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University, and a Masters degree Education, Policy, & Management from Harvard University.
Over the past several years, Ms. Marcus has conducted research on the social-emotional competencies of teachers at Boston Teacher Residency and also served as the lead researcher for The Social Neuroscience of Education. This book, by Dr. Louis Cozolino, explores how strong teacher-student relationships trigger neural plasticity and serves as the research foundation of the FuelEd program.
FuelEd is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the teaching profession by equipping teachers with essential social and emotional competencies to establish relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and administrators. FuelEd offers a variety of professional development opportunities based on research from developmental psychology, social neuroscience, and education.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: My schedule won't allow me to participate in the live web conferences. Will they be recorded?
A: Yes, all of the web conferences will be recorded and archived for later review. You can keep them as long as you like.
Q: I'd prefer to access all 3 hours in one sitting. Is that possible?
A: Yes, you can watch both of the recordings at once after the second session. You can send in questions via email.
Q: Do you accept purchase orders?
A: Yes, please see our registration form and select the Purchase Order option. If your district has special requirements for vendors, please email us at email@example.com with your requirements or fax the appropriate forms to us at 1-800-861-8239. Our IRS form W-9 is available here.
Q: Do you offer group discounts? Several people from my district plan to attend.
A: Yes, we offer a $100 discount for additional members of your team. If you would like your whole staff to participate, we offer a site license for $999.
Please make sure you understand our policies regarding cancellations and changes to your registration