Ongoing discoveries about the human brain reveal an astonishing three pound universe of possibilities inherent in each of us, with more knowledge having been acquired in the last decade than in the past 150 years. From environmental enrichment, brain plasticity, neurogenesis, to “mirror neurons,” epigenetics, and the remarkable “upgrades” that take place in the teen brain, neuro-scientific discoveries continue to revolutionize our understanding of the brain and along with it the nature of human possibility.
In addition, recent discoveries in the field of neurocardiology point to the human heart as not simply a pump, but as an "organ of vast intelligence." Moreover, the body itself has what Michael Gerson, M.D., author of the book, The Second Brain, refers to as a vast system of bodily intelligence. In effect, we have not one but three separate yet highly integrated brains. In this daylong session we explore the exciting research undergirding the three neural-based systems of intelligence and -- most importantly to educators -- numerous practical applications for both personal and classroom enhancement. When it comes to learning, health, performance, and creativity, three brains are better than one!
Tim Burns is an educator and author whose background includes over thirty years of experience as public school teacher and counselor.
First Offender Program facilitator, adolescent and family drug-treatment program director, university instructor, professional development consultant and conference presenter.
Since 1986, he has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for the Division of Extended Studies, Adams State College, Alamosa, Colorado. Over the years, he has provided conference keynote addresses and workshops to over three thousand schools and educational organizations in over 25 countries throughout North and South America, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
Tim’s popular brain presentations encompass students, grades pre-K through high school, faculty and parents.