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Outreach Office and SEEA Host Eric Jensen; 300 Attend

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Eric Jensen author of the book Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids Brains and What Schools Can Do About It

Author Eric Jensen, a leading authority on the science and application of brain research in education, was the guest speaker for a seminar that focused on academic success for children who live in poverty. The event was held Feb. 10 at UNCW’s Warwick Center.

Jensen has spoken at national and international conferences for the past 15 years, and taught as an adjunct professor at three universities.  Jensen is author of the book, Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids’ Brains and What Schools Can Do About It.

In addition to Teaching with Poverty in Mind, he has authored Teaching with the Brain in Mind, Brain-Based Learning, Enriching the Brain and 25 other books on learning and the brain. Jensen is deeply committed to making a positive, lasting difference in the way we teach and learn, by conducting seminars and in-school professional development on poverty and engagement around the nation.

The seminar was collaboration between Watson College of Education and the Southeast Education Alliance. Watson College outreach liaison Deloris Rhodes partnered with Linda Lowe, executive director of the Southeast Education Alliance to host the event. Three hundred area teachers, principals and superintendents attended the event.

Attendees said the event was thought provoking, inspirational and “fantastic.” This was Jensen’s second speaking engagement at UNCW.