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MindShift: What Happens to Your Brain When You Make a Mistake?

Date and Time
Saturday, August 26, 2023 1:00 PM (PT)

Making a mistake can trigger a cascade of emotions that get seared into your brain. What you do with those feelings can set you back or put you on a course for a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you. Parents, caregivers and educators are in a unique position every day to be examples for young people; how adults respond to mistakes can help influence the next generation. Join us for interactive games, conversation and tips about the science and social importance of learning from our mistakes.

  • Children are welcome to join!
  • Light refreshments will be served.
  • This event is co-produced with The Greater Good Science Center
  • Featuring: Amy L. Eva, Ph.D, The Greater Good Science CenterAmy L. Eva, Ph.D., is the associate education director at the Greater Good Science Center. As an educational psychologist and teacher educator with over 25 years in classrooms, she currently writes, presents, and leads online courses focused on student and educator well-being, mindfulness, and courage. She is also one of the key developers of Greater Good in Education, a website that features over 250 free, science-based practices for creating kinder, happier schools.

    As a researcher, Amy has published in the areas of teacher education, metacognition, adolescent mental health, and mindfulness-based interventions with marginalized youth. Her new book, Surviving Teacher Burnout: A Weekly Guide To Build Resilience, Deal with Emotional Exhaustion, and Stay Inspired in the Classroom, features 52 simple, low-lift strategies for enhancing educators’ social and emotional well-being.

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