Learning and the Brain Fall Conference: Teaching Struggling Brains

Boston, MA Nov 18 1:00 am to Nov 20, 2022 3:30 am - Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Price: more than $250

Teaching Struggling Brains: Improving Mental Health, Focus, Motivation, and Learning in a Distressed, Digital Generation


Many school-aged students are struggling. Generation Alpha (born after 2010) and Generation Z (born 1996-2010) are unlike previous generations, having grown up in an age of a pandemic and increased stress, mental illness, digital usage, distractions, and uncertainty. A 2020 survey found that today's students are the most distressed (60% reporting high levels of stress and mental health issues); the most disengaged (52% have less motivation to do schoolwork); the most digitally distracted (45% have a hard time concentrating on schoolwork); and the most discouraged (47% feel they are not learning as much as before the pandemic) compared to past generations. Many educators are also struggling. A recent RAND report found 59% of teachers and 48% of principals are burned out and 30% of teachers and principals say they are likely to leave their profession.

This interdisciplinary conference will bring together neuroscientists, generation researchers, medical experts, and education leaders to explore ways to help students who are struggling to learn and educators who are struggling to cope. Discover science-based strategies to reduce stress, burnout, and boredom, and improve mental health, motivation, engagement, learning, and focus for teachers, leaders, and a distressed generation.

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Learning and the Brain Fall Conference: Teaching Struggling Brains

Westin Copley Place Hotel
10 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
United States

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