By: Greater Good Magazine
No one would argue with the fact that teaching is stressful. Not only is the work highly challenging, teachers are also frequently underpaid, undervalued, and subject to harsh scrutiny. No wonder teacher burnout is on the rise and that many feel like leaving their profession.
But teacher stress is not only a problem for teachers; it can also be a problem for students. Read the rest of this entry »
These are the 10 best teachers in the world (Global Teacher Prize announcement):
“We’ve all had teachers who have inspired us, who have made a difference to our lives.
Teachers have the power to make or break lives. A great lesson can inspire a passion for a subject that lasts a lifetime, while lacklustre teaching can kill any desire for learning.
Teachers who make a significant difference in their students’ lives – sometimes against all odds – deserve to be celebrated.
The Global Teacher Prize does just that, awarding $1 million to an exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to their profession.”
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By: Apoorv Mathur
Last year I got very interested in the functioning of the human brain and the science behind mindfulness and learning , so was quite excited to attend the SharpBrains Virtual Summit  in December, indulging in the latest trends in applied neuroscience and digital innovation.
The Summit focused on the theme of reinventing brain health in the digital age, and brought together leading researchers, entrepreneurs, financiers and policymakers passionate with the mission of moving neuroscience and cognitive research from science labs towards applications in Health, Wellness and Education. Here’s a summary of the many things I discovered. Read the rest of this entry »
Congratulations to our Top 50 Finalists (Global Teacher Prize announcement):
“Now in its third year, the US $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind, and was set up to recognize one exceptional teacher who has made an outstanding contribution to Read the rest of this entry »
Two researcher/ practitioners, involved in special and lifelong learning, explore emerging best practices to help schools, educators, parents, and older adults navigate and apply core findings from cognitive and affective neuroscience.
- Chair: Alvaro Fernandez, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of SharpBrains
- Debbie Gilmore, Executive Director of the Arrowsmith Program
- Susan Hoffman, Director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Berkeley
These presentations took place at the 2016 SharpBrains Virtual Summit: Reinventing Brain Health in the Digital Age (December 6-8th, 2016).