Baylor School Hosts “Brain Rules” Author For Free Public Lecture Jan. 9

Wednesday, January 02, 2013
Parents, educators, public officials, business and medical professionals, and nonprofit leaders will all benefit from a free public lecture featuring acclaimed author and speaker Dr. John Medina on Wednesday, Jan. 9, from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Baylor School Alumni Chapel.

Organizers said, "A developmental molecular biologist, Medina has a lifelong fascination with how the mind reacts to and organizes information. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller 'Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School' -- a provocative book that takes on the way schools and work environments are designed. His latest book is a must-read for parents and early-childhood educators: 'Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five.'"

A dynamic speaker known for his ability to engage audiences while breaking down complex topics into lay terms, Dr. Medina's presentation will cover:

  • why multi-tasking is a myth—and what happens when you try to type an e-mail and talk on the phone at the same time
  • that every employee and every customers’ brain is wired differently
  • how exercise, sleep, and stress affect the brain
  • just what makes PowerPoint presentations so very boring and much more.
  • For more about the author and speaker: http://www.brainrules.net. For more about the event, go to baylorschool.org. Sponsored by Baylor School and the Baylor Parent Alliance.

    Praise for John Medina and Brain Rules:

    “John Medina's new book, Brain Rules, dissects the workings of the brain in plain English, explaining its role in the workplace and classroom. What could be a daunting subject becomes enjoyable through a writing style that makes words leap off the page.”- USA Today 

    "Brain Rules is a highly readable guide to using the latest neuroscience research to improve your life and work. Medina’s prose never overwhelms the lay reader with jargon but still manages to convey the scientific underpinnings of his recommended strategies for enhancing learning, health, memory, and more. Remarkably, this molecular biologist is a gifted communicator who is able to write for both the scientist and the layperson.”- Psychiatric Times

    Few people are better qualified to help managers sift through all the hype than John Medina.” Harvard Business Review


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