Educational Neuroscience and Student Engagement (No Cost for TMI PLC Members)

Educational Neuroscience and Student Engagement

An offering of the TMI/Envision Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Series 

Engagement is more than keeping students on task, it requires keeping students interested!  Whew! Can this feel like a huge challenge!  In the modern classroom, teachers are competing with endless distractions and shrinking attention spans.  

An engaged student is curious, self-driven, and excited to discover what happens next. Research has proven that this enthusiasm correlates with success in the classroom. Engagement is fundamental to academic and behavioral growth.  

While developing the skills to command and direct attention is an important first step, engagement is about students investing in their own learning.  Student engagement isn’t about manipulating students into behaving, but about creating equal, active, and committed partners in the learning process.  

In this session, we’ll share different approaches to help your students feel a sense of accomplishment and a desire to perform through: 

  • Maximizing instructional time
  • Creating lessons that spark interest
  • Understanding and applying different assessments
  • Incorporating tenants of educational neuroscience
  • Keeping collaborative groups on task

Audience: All PK-12 Educators
Instructor: Sharon McCarthy, EnVision President and TMI Lead Consultant
Location: Ramapo College of NJ; Trustees Pavilion - Room 2

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email TMI Education at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website workshop page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)


Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 09:00 to 14:00
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Event Location: 
Ramapo College of NJ - Mahwah, NJ
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K-12 General