Nicola Morgan is an internationally-acclaimed author and authority on teenage wellbeing, how stress impacts performance, effects of screens, social media and reading for pleasure. Her best-selling examination of the teenage brain, Blame My Brain, was shortlisted for the Aventis Prize; the prize-winning Teenage Guide to Stress, along with The Teenage Guide to Friends, Positively Teenage, Life Online and her popular teaching materials underline Nicola’s range of expertise. In 2018, she was awarded the SLA’s prestigious award for Outstanding Contribution to Information Books. Her next book, Body Brilliant, tackles negative body image.
27 February 2019 | 10:55 - 11:15 | English | Keynote: Inside the learning brains in your classroom
Empathy begins with knowledge. When we know how a person's mind is working, we can help it work better. Properly understanding the effects of teenage brain development, stage of life and the various mental stresses of the people you teach empowers you to teach them better. Nicola Morgan is a former teacher and now a leading expert in adolescent wellbeing and the learning brain, offering wide insights into performance effects of stress, anxiety and modern life online. In this talk, you will step inside the minds of the learners in your classroom, seeing how their necessary brain bandwidth is being over-occupied and lowering their performance, and come away with new empathy and insights which will enrich your work and your understanding of all your students and even yourself.