Caring, consistent relationships provide the conditions for optimal learning and development. As educators, we may know this intuitively: students and staff do better when we have a strong relationship with them. As learners, we have experienced it firsthand: effective teaching is less about calculus or chemistry than it is about connection. But do we know why?
Join fellow community members, education leaders and teachers at a FuelEd Community Workshop where we will be taking a deeper look into the science of relationships to understand why relationships drive learning, what types of relationships drive learning and finally applying these lessons to our own personal and professional lives. Gain inside knowledge about the research behind the book The Social Neuroscience of Education, which served as the inspiration and foundation for FuelEd, while learning exciting new skills to fuel your school with the power of relationships. Participants at the Community Workshop will be able to:
Understand how the brain has evolved to learn
Identify the natural conditions that optimize learning
Assess how well you foster these conditions
Create a plan to fuel your school with the power of human relationships