Join us for a special interview with Lori Kirkland.
Lori Kirkland is a 3rd grade teacher and Advisor Lead in MSD of Lawrence Township in Indianapolis, Indiana. She has held numerous positions in her 25+ years of teaching but her heart and passion are working directly with and advocating for children.
Educational Neuroscience is not a program, but a framework and discipline that combines neuroscience, pedagogy, and developmental and cognitive psychology bringing the current research from how the brain feels, learns, behaves, and relates to instructional engagement and behavioral practices in the classroom. Every class, assignment, relationship, behavior and experience shapes the human brain. Understanding how the brain processes information into learning and knowing more about what it takes for students’ brains to be engaged, responsive, and alert are fundamental to the teaching and learning process. The neuroscience of how the brain learns and what influences the most successful brain acquisition and application of learning should be included in all teacher education programs. (Lori Desautels PhD)