Leading and Learning from the Frontal Lobe

By Steven Lane | Thursday October 12, 2017

Do you want to transform your teaching through better understanding of your students’ brains? Then come to our opening keynote session to hear brain scientist Dee O’Neill talk about how to develop participatory peer experiences that encourage all learners to transform ideas from simple content to be processed into new concepts and approaches. This more active style of learning helps students make significant academic gains, improves brain health and performance, and decreases chances of early dementia and Alzheimer’s.

O’Neill will draw on the latest neuroscience research to explain how our changing understanding of the brain can revolutionize teaching. The brain has far more capacity for change than we had imagined, and to achieve maximum cognitive performance, we must design learning experiences that stimulate robust activity in the frontal lobe — the core problem-solving, critical thinking, and judgment center of the brain. Her general session talk is 8:00–9:20, Plaza Ballroom BCEF, on Thursday, October 26.

She will also deliver a breakout session on Friday October 27, 3:00–3:50 p.m., Plaza Ballroom D, “Leading From the Frontal Lobe: The Neuroscience of Leadership.” This session will focus on how to build your own brain power by mobilizing your frontal lobe to retrain your brain. For a preview of some of this material, check out the recording of her PAEA webinar from earlier this week.

As head of the Corporate and Executive programs at the Brain Performance Institute in Dallas, O’Neill helps individuals and teams enhance how they think, work, and live, by facilitating high performance cognitive brain training. She also co-developed and leads the speaker series “Optimize Your Brain Performance.” She is a licensed professional counselor and a Board-certified fellow in EEG neurotechnology.

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