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David Hodgson

Master Practitioner and NLP Trainer

David Hodgson is an inspirational international conference speaker. He has presented at more than 10 GESS Events across the world. He specialises in helping schools and organisations reach their full potential. He blends humour, psychology and neuroscience with the latest research to create training that has a positive and lasting impact. He works with hundreds of schools and Universities across the UK and has written seven educational books including the bestsellers The Buzz and The Brainbox. His qualifications include NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer, Diploma in Management and British Psychological Society. 

SPEAKER SESSIONS

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

25 February 2020 | 10:15 - 10:45 | What’s new in Neuroscience?

From neural network fields, A.I. and even gut bacteria, to the latest from educational researchers and psychologists; David will begin with an outline of how key recent research can help teachers and children in the classroom. 

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

25 February 2020 | 11:00 - 11:45 | Beyond Belief

How and why building belief is the key which transforms classroom performance. Practical examples will include drawing, creativity and learning. Belief links approaches such as Growth Mindset, Grit and Well - Being.

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

25 February 2020 | 12:00 - 12:45 | How To Build A Human Fit for 2050

Ensuring our children thrive and not just survive the incredible changes sweeping the world. Applying the five ‘C’s for success in 2050: communication, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and coping with the increased pace of change.

GESS BITES

25 February 2020 | 13:00 - 13:10 | Are We On The Verge of a Paradigm Shift in Education?

Rapid advances in neuroscience and technology suggest we could be about to see a major shift in education across the world. David will glimpse in to the future and suggest what changes are most likely to have a transformative impact.

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

25 February 2020 | 13:45 - 14:45 | How To Be A Brilliant Learner

We now know how to teach young children how to learn. Once they know how to learn anything they can learn everything. Discover the principles which can help transform learning and student well - being inyour school. Erase boredom from your classroom to transform performance and results.

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

25 February 2020 | 15:00 - 16:00 | How To Revise

The way most children are taught to use their brain to revise is like using a top of the range mobile phone as a paper - weight. Find out how to help your students revise using their brain really efficiently for better results.

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

25 February 2020 | 16:15 - 17:00 | The Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool

Learn how powerful words can be to comfort, motivate and inspire children, and how teachers can learn to apply the techniques the best teachers and communicators have used for millennia. 

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

26 February 2020 | 10:15 - 10:45 | The Lifespan Of Your Brain

We now know more about how the brain develops from conception to death than ever. Understanding these changes through infancy, childhood, teenage years, adulthood and old age have an important impact inside the classrooms to boost learning.

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

26 February 2020 | 11:00 - 11:45 | Building Resilient Children

Building resilience outside of the classroom boosts it inside the classroom. What can we do as parents and as society to build resilient children? David will share insights from neuroscience and positive psychology (hormones).

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

26 February 2020 | 12:00 - 13:00 | How To Be A Brilliant Learner

We now know how to teach teenagers how to learn. Once they know how to learn anything they can learn everything. Discover the principles which can help transform learning and student well - being in your school. Erase boredom from your classroom!

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

26 February 2020 | 14:00 - 14:45 | How To Make A Great School

How good is your school? David will describe the four characteristics shared by all great schools. They can also be applied to all levels within education from policy makers, school leaders, classroom teachers, lesson plans and even student behaviour.

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

26 February 2020 | 15:00 - 15:45 | Supporting Children Through Challenging Times

A case study sharing ideas which support children coping with grief and trauma, based on work David has done with a teenage brain tumour survivor group. Find out what we can do to help children through difficult times

Neuroscience & Wellbeing

26 February 2020 | 16:00 - 16:45 | Do children learn differently?

Some experts argue that there are no real differences in how we learn. We all have a brain that looks and works in much the same as everyone else's. Others look for differences and create teaching models that treat children according to their model. 'If a child can't learn the way we teach, may be we should teach the way they learn.' Ignacio Estrada. Are either side right? David will summarise the evidence from both sides of this crucial debate and look at the impact in classrooms.