Medina, Author Of Brain Rules, Speaks At Baylor Jan. 9

Friday, December 14, 2012
Parents, educators, public officials, business and medical professionals, and nonprofit leaders will all benefit from this free public lecture featuring:
John Medina, molecular biologist, author and speaker

In the spirit of community many Baylor parents and faculty members will be reading John Medina's "Brain Rules" in preparation for his public keynote address on campus Wednesday, Jan. 9, 7-8:30 p.m. in Alumni Chapel. Parents, educators, public officials, business and medical professionals, and nonprofit leaders will all benefit from this free event, which is sponsored by Baylor School and the Baylor Parent Alliance, officials said.

In "Brain Rules," Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way to teach children.

Dr. 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 book that takes on the way schools and work environments are designed. His latest book for parents and early-childhood educators is "Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five."

Dr. Medina is an affiliate professor of Bioengineering at the University of  Washington School of Medicine. He is also the director of the Brain Center for Applied Learning Research at Seattle Pacific University.  Dr. Medina lives in Seattle, Wa. with his wife and two boys.


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