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Glenn Whitman, Director St. Andrew's Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning and author of Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education
Breck has been invited to be an Academy School in partnership with the award-winning Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Potomac, MD. In April, 2017, Glenn Whitman will be training our Breck Faculty Fellows in the neurodevelopmental framework for Teaching All Kinds of Minds and understanding Mind, Brain, and Education applications in professional practice. We are delighted that Glenn will also be presenting his book, Neuroteach, as a part of our Peter Clark Center for Teaching & Learning Speaker Series in honor of the class of 2016.
About Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education
Teachers are brain changers. Thus it would seem obvious that an understanding of the brain – the organ of learning – would be critical to a teacher’s readiness to work with students. Unfortunately, in traditional public, public-charter, private, parochial, and home schools across the country, most teachers lack an understanding of how the brain receives, filters, consolidates, and applies learning for both the short and long term. Neuroteach was therefore written to help solve the problem teachers and school leaders have in knowing how to bring the growing body of educational neuroscience research into the design of their schools, classrooms, and work with each individual student. It is our hope, that Neuroteach will help ensure that one day, every student –regardless of zip code or school type—will learn and develop with the guidance of a teacher who knows the research behind how his or her brain works and learns.