Learning is magical but not every teacher is a magician! Astronaut Scott Kelly celebrated for his curiosity for space missions, struggled to find his footing in the midst of “dull and boring” high school years. More than ever before, distracted, disengaged, and disillusioned kids finding themselves stuck in the ever widening gap between a ”ready to learn” mindset and a “ready to be inspired” mindset.
On this episode, Dr. Judy Willis, a board-certified neurologist and a former classroom teacher, shares her passion that integrates neuroscience research regarding learning and the brain to galvanize the educators to let the glitter spill all over their classroom floor. By reintegrating effective and practical ideas into teaching, Dr. Willis believes every teacher can sprinkle magic dust that unleashes one’s inner zeal for discovery.
About Judy Willis, M.D.
Dr. Judy Willis combined her 15 years as a board-certified practicing neurologist with ten subsequent years as a classroom teacher to become a leading authority in the neuroscience of learning. Dr. Willis has written nine books and more than 100 articles about applying neuroscience research to classroom teaching strategies. She is on the adjunct faculty of the Williams College.
Dr. Willis travels nationally and internationally giving presentations, workshops, and consulting while continuing to write books and staff expert blogs for NBC News Education Nation, Edutopia, Psychology Today, and The Guardian. In 2011 she was selected by Edutopia as a “Big Thinkers on Education.”
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