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Press Release

Neuroplasticity and Education: Strengthening the Connection Conference

Canada NewsWire

Friday October 25th, 2013 7:00am-5:30pm
Westin Bayshore Hotel
Vancouver, BC
www.neuroplasticityandeducation.com

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VANCOUVER, Sept. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - The brain is a beautiful organ.  One that enables us to plan, problem solve, reason, interact, remember, forgive, forget, and a myriad of other tasks, all within the space of a few mere pounds.  Every day we are learning more and more about how malleable the brain really is, and how, with intervention, our brain has the capacity to grow, change, rewire and strengthen.

The brain's ability to change over time, with targeted and sustained stimulation, is called neuroplasticity.   In recent years educators, and professionals in related fields, have become very interested in learning more about the implications that neuroplasticity holds for those who we teach...children, teenagers, and adults.  If we could provide opportunities for students to strengthen weaker brain capacities at an early age, thereby sparing them the struggles that lie ahead as a student with a learning disability, wouldn't we?  Wouldn't learning more about the effect of exercise, meditation and love on the brain's ability to function help direct our best practices as educators and caregivers?

On October 25th, 2013 on the B.C. Professional Development Day, up to 1000 educators, parents, psychologists, counsellors, speech language pathologists, occupational therapists, neuroscientists and those in related professions from all over the world will gather in Vancouver, BC to hear six world renowned pioneers in the field speak about the connections between education and neuroscience.  Revolutionary conversations with the potential to enhance the field of education as we know it.

Join us to hear:

Dr. Max Cynader Maximizing the Potential of the Brain

Dr. John Ratey Exercise is Medicine for the Brain

Dr. J. Brad Hale Teaching Changes Brain Function: How Neuroscience Will Revolutionize Education

Barbara Arrowsmith Young The Intimate Connection Between Mental Health Issues and Learning Disabilities

Dr. Gabor Maté Love As the Ground for Learning

Dr. Rick Hanson Hardwiring Happiness: Growing Inner Strengths in Children, Parents and Teachers

Bonus session: Dr. Justin Davis: Brain Basics

All participants will have the ability to hear every speaker!

Register HERE

SOURCE Eaton Educational Group

Image with caption: "The brain can change itself, but what does this mean for our students and their potential as learners? Join the conversation as Dr. Max Cynader, Dr. John Ratey, Dr. Brad Hale, Barbara Arrowsmith Young, Dr. Gabor Maté and Dr. Rick Hanson help us strengthen the connection between the fields of neuroscience and education. (CNW Group/Eaton Educational Group)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130924_C8625_PHOTO_EN_31049.jpg

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