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Mindset, Motivation, and Memory

ACU’s Conference on Teaching, Learning, and the Brain

Mindsets, Motivation and Memory

Mark your calendars for June 23th, 2017!

Arizona Christian University is excited to announce this year’s conference on Teaching, Learning, and the Brain.  This conference brings together educators from all around Arizona, and we hope you will be able to attend!

Early Registration is OPEN! Seating is limited!

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL PRICE: $89!* INCLUDES LUNCH  Also, buy 4 tickets and get the 5th FREE!

*Purchase by April 30th, 2017, for the early bird price of $89. Price will increase to $99 on May 1st.

Register Here!


Morning Workshop:

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bryan Harris – “The Power of Mindsets”


Afternoon Breakouts:

Afternoon breakout sessions will focus on research-based strategies to increase motivation and memory in the classroom and will also include special sessions for school leaders.

  • Even More Surprisingly Ways to Boost Memory and Recall
  • Changing Math Mindsets – One District’s Approach to Developing Math Teachers
  • How the Brain Learns Best – A Radical “Neuro” logical Approach to Instruction
  • The School Leader’s Toolbox – Developing Leadership Within Your School
  • Helping Students Develop Conflict Resolution Skills
  • Building Resiliency in Struggling Students
  • There’s Magic in the Classroom
  • Make a Move on Reading – Using Brain-based Strategies to Increase Motivation and Memory


*Descriptions to come


Bryan Harris_WebBryan Harris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and a Master of Educational Leadership degree from Northern Arizona University. He earned a doctoral degree (Ed.D.) from Bethel University in Minnesota after studying factors impacting new teacher retention. He also holds a certification in brain-based learning from Jensen Learning Corporation. As a former teacher, district-level specialist, and principal, he understands the challenges teachers and school leaders face as they strive to meet the needs of all students. He regularly speaks to educators all over the country on the topics of student engagement, motivation, classroom management, and brain-based learning. As the author of four highly regarded books published by Routledge and ASCD, he has a passion for helping educators discover ways to inspire students to achieve excellence.
Linnea_WebDr. Linnea Lyding is a reading specialist who spent over 18 years teaching in special education and general education classrooms. She understands the challenge of reaching all students, which is why she completed her doctoral work in the area of movement. She assisted teachers in adding movement to their instruction, which resulted in increased student engagement, enjoyment, and learning. Dr. Lyding has published three articles on movement through ASCD and was interviewed about the use of movement on an Internet talk show. Now, as an assistant professor in the Education Department at Arizona Christian University, she enjoys sharing her experience and passions with the pre-service teachers in her program.

Stay Tuned!

Resources will be posted here after the Conference!

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