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Ability to delay gratification has been correlated with students’ academic performance in secondary school and found to be greater predictor of academic performance than I.Q. However, until young adulthood the brain is wired to seek immediate gratification. The executive functions of gratification delay, planning, and achieving long-term goals are still developing into their mid twenties. This webinar will describe ways educators can incorporate, into existing units of instruction, guided opportunities to strengthen the neural networks that resist immediate gratification and promote goal-directed habits in students in all grade levels.

About the presenter

Dr. Judy Willis is a leading authority in the neuroscience of learning, combining her 15 years as a practicing neurologist with 10 subsequent years as a classroom teacher.

Willis participates as an adjunct professor at Williams College. She also travels nationally and internationally to give presentations and workshops and consult about learning and the brain.

With her unique background, she has written 9 books and more than 200 articles about applying neuroscience research to classroom teaching strategies, including Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies that Change Student Attitudes and Get Results, Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension, and Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom.

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