For the last half-century, the phenomenon of human resiliency -- the innate capacity to bounce back from adversity and creatively adapt to stress -- has been systematically studied and it’s underpinnings revealed through research in the behavioral- and neurosciences.
The result of this protective factor research has been to provide policy-makers, educators and preventionists with clearer guidelines on how best to affect positive youth development. When applied consistently and mindfully in the school setting these strategies can positively affect school climate, student well-being and academic success.
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.