The Wonder Years Can Last Forever
The Impact of the Early Years on the Development of the Life-long Learner
By Douglas J. Lyons, Ed.D.
Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Greenwich Country Day School Performing Arts Center
8:30 a.m. Coffee
9 a.m. Presentation
In the past two decades, dramatic advancements in neuroscience have given researchers a better understanding of how children, adolescents, and adults learn. Scientists are discovering how memory works and what contributes to or interferes with good memory function. Two components of this research are particularly important for parents and teachers. These critical factors are the role of emotion in learning and the impact of the school environment in developing the ideal graduate, defined as the life-long learner.
After 40 years spent working with students and families, Dr. Lyons will share research and personal anecdotes that illustrate the influences that shape a child’s journey from innocence to maturity.
Doug Lyons has been the Executive Director of CAIS (Connecticut Association of Independent Schools) since July 2004. A graduate of Villanova University, Doug has a master’s and doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career in public education, working for twenty years in the New Jersey public schools. In 1992, he left the superintendency in Mt. Lakes, N.J., to accept the position of headmaster at The Greenwich Country Day School, where he served for 12 years.
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