Brain Science and HAPPINESS

Happiness and your Brain
The underlined link above connects to another recent presentation … This one offers a framework for understanding the ongoing “battle” between the brain’s cognitive and emotional centers and strategies for actually increasing affective well-being (happiness)! School culture is shaped by individual behaviors, attitudes, affects, and interactions. Brain plasticity (the super cool phenomenon wherein our brain structure/archetecture changes in response to experience) is responsive to everything we see, hear, do, and think! Teachers and school administrators (or anyone else, for that matter) can use strategies in this presentation to increase both personal well-being and ORGANIZATIONAL well-being, enhancing the educational experience for everyone in the school!

 

2 responses

  1. Jenifer Van Deusen | Reply

    Love this, Pender, thanks! Much of it applies to adult learners as well, like the student doctors w/ whom I work. It always makes me happy to see your work. jen

    1. Jen! You are amazing, and will always be my hero! – your students are blessed to have you!!

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