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

Wednesday, January 2, 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: For more about the event, go to 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

    Broling Chosen As The 2016 Coca-Cola Leader Of Promise Scholar

    Cleveland State Student Mikaela Broling has been selected as a 2016 Coca-Cola Leader of Promise Scholar. Broling is one of 200 scholars to receive a scholarship in the amount of $1000. This scholarship is designed to provide new Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) members with financial resources to help defray educational expenses while enrolled in a two-year college while also encouraging participation ... (click for more)

    Study Shows Personal Brain Training Improved State Reading Achievement Tests

    A study of LearningRx’s ReadRx personal brain training program results found that after training, the group of students made statistically significant gains on tests of World Attack, Spelling Sounds, Sound Awareness and Passage Comprehension. Additionally, 91 percent of students who completed the ReadRx program showed improvement on state reading achievement tests. The results have ... (click for more)

    Atlantic Capital Bank, Formerly FSG Bank, Moves Home Office To Warehouse Row

    Atlantic Capital Bank, NA announced Friday that it has sold the current home office at 531 Broad St. to Harbert Realty of Birmingham, for  $5,375,000.  The bank’s new home office signals the start of a brand transition from the FSG Bank name, currently found in its eastern Tennessee and northwest Georgia markets.  Atlantic Capital will occupy the third floor ... (click for more)

    TDEC Asks Residents In Southeastern Counties To Limit Water Usage To Ease Drought Conditions

    The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) is asking the public to temporarily limit water usage for non-essential purposes as areas in Tennessee’s southeastern counties face extreme drought conditions. Residents who receive water from the following public utilities are advised to limit their use until drought conditions subside: Fall Creek ... (click for more)

    Accountability Doesn't Have To Be A Bad Word

    Am I making a difference? Isn’t that the basic question we all ask ourselves, and seek to demonstrate to others?  Ronald Reagan said:  “Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Marines don't have that problem.”   We would argue teachers do not have that problem either.    Educators make a huge difference ... (click for more)

    Roy Exum: Guess Who Backed Kelly?

    Two weeks before the August election where three members of the Hamilton County School Board were angrily replaced, the organizer of what was called “a great way for the (challengers) to raise great money to help them run smart campaigns” made a bold statement. “I'm sure the current board is well-intentioned, but the results are not there," said Paul Brock. "Leadership matters ... (click for more)