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Mindset and the Mind/Brain Behind the Scenes: Helping Our Students Succeed in School and in Life
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When: 2/27/2014
From 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Linden Hall
4765 Dorsey Hall Drive
Ellicott City, Maryland  21042
United States

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Why do some students persevere at learning and other tasks, while others seem to give up at the slightest challenge? A big part of the answer may be their mindset. Come explore how something as seemingly simple as the way we speak to and praise our students – as well as other factors – may have a significant influence on them. This workshop is good for educators of students of all ages – AND for the adults themselves.

David Ghoogasian, educational consultant, trainer, and school improvement facilitator, has a rich background in education, which includes teaching, counseling, administration, and professional development. A former school principal, Mr. Ghoogasian trains and teaches parents, students, and educators with backgrounds ranging from early childhood education through college and university instruction. His philosophical approach and work weave together important findings in education, psychology, neuroscience, cognitive science, behavioral science, communication, other relevant disciplines, and experience.

Among the areas of emphasis in the training and short and long-term consultation services he provides are the classroom applications and implications of brain research, learning styles, teaching styles, multiple intelligence theory, differentiated instruction, critical thinking, classroom management, emotional intelligence, and the Common Core State Standards. Teaching and training through his own company, The Lyceum, David is a sought after speaker, who presents nationally and internationally for public, private, and independent schools, school organizations, school districts, institutions of higher learning, conferences, and the corporate world. His presentations, classes, and training are consistently well received for their informative, practical, and applicable nature.

Mr. Ghoogasian is a member of the Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) and Professional Teaching certificate program advisory boards at UCI Extension. He has served on visiting committees for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Schools and has been a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) and the California Association for the Gifted (CAG). He is the recipient of the "Distinguished Instructor Award” as well as the "Dean’s Outstanding Service Award” from UCI Education Extension.

Lunch is included.

Registration Deadline Date: 2/17/2014 (no refunds after this date)
AIMS Member Fee: $165, $190 after 2/17
Non-Member Fee: $250, $275 after 2/17

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