CHICAGO, IL (October 30, 2013) – On November 12, 2013, the Neuroscience in Education Webinar Series will present a webinar entitled “Practical Advice for Brain-Compatible Teaching,” with Sarah Armstrong, EdD. Dr. Armstrong is the author of Teaching Smarter with the Brain in Focus and A Practical Guide to Tiering Instruction in the Differentiated Classroom.

In the webinar, Dr. Armstrong will focus on practical neuroscience-based techniques for using what students already know to engage them in learning, by activating prior knowledge, and for managing students’ attention states to optimize learning.

Registration for the webinar (registration is complimentary) is available at

Dr. Armstrong is Senior Director of K-12 Professional Development for the School of Continuing and Professional Studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. In this role, she directs a statewide leadership development program fo new and emerging principals. She is also president of Leading and Learning Solutions, which develops educational leaders and conducts professional development on improving teaching and learning, including the applications of brain research in the classroom. She has over 30 years of experience as an educator, a reading specialist, a supervisor of gifted, an elementary principal and an assistant superintendent.

The Neuroscience in Education Webinar Series is a forum for exploration of topics at the intersection of neuroscience and education. The webinar presentations in the series are designed to help translate the rapid discoveries taking place in neuroscience research into practical application for classroom and clinical practice. Previous webinar have included interviews with Dr. Patricia Wolfe, author of Brain Matters, David Shenk, author of The Genius in All of Us, Dr. Lori Desautels, author of How May I Serve You?, and Dr. Patricia McGuire, author of Never Assume: Getting to Know Children Before Labeling Them, as well as a variety of presentations on brain-compatible teaching and learning strategies, the Common Core State Standards and the brain, and building students’ cognitive capacity and thinking skills. Since its inaugural webinar in 2011, more than 25 webinars have been presented and archived at

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