Session one: HOW EMOTIONAL STRESS AFFECTS STUDENT LEARNING
Over the past two decades, neuroscience has made a raft of discoveries about the impact of stress on human functioning. In this seminar, Dr Suzanne Zeedyk will explore the implications of these discoveries for student learning. If the stress occurred in the early years of life, it is particularly likely to have left long-term physiological consequence that affect a person's ability to self-regulate and feel safe in the classroom. Dr Zeedyk will draw on her metaphor of Sabre Tooth Tigers & Teddy Bears to bring the experience of stress to life. The seminar will be delivered with staff in mind, leading our discussion to focus on practical implications of this information to enhance student well-being and academic achievement.
Session two: HOW TO HELP YOUR FRIENDS WHO AREN'T ENJOYING UNIVERSITY
Session three: WHAT DOES AN EMOTIONALLY ATTUNED CLASSROOM LOOK LIKE?