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Wednesday, July 25 • 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Polansky - Alphabet Soup: Beyond the Curriculum

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The benefits of gratitude start with the dopamine system, because feeling grateful activates the brain stem region that produces dopamine.” Alex Korb, PhD

“When threatening conditions do not exist, the Reticular Activating System focuses its attention on stimuli that arouse curiosity. This is the “key to the gate.” The brain seeks input about the new, the unexpected, the colorful, musical, moving, aromatic sensations.” Dr. Judy Willis

The best educators elicit curiosity and innovation in their students through passion, competence, and connection. The day to day demands of curriculum and protocol can often feel overwhelming in a world where a clear mind contributes to our best work. Neuroscientists and psychologists have routinely proven the importance of culture in education. ‘Beyond the Curriculum’ focuses on the importance that school culture plays in our quest to reinforce a growth mindset and will provide attendees with some simple take-aways that result in a culture where staff, students, and families are encouraged to communicate authentically, learn creatively, and contribute passionately. The formula shared is simple with implications that will last a lifetime.

In just under a half hour, Aaron will share a story decorated with peer-modeling, direct-speak, and innovative approaches that reach far beyond curriculum. This approach founded in social-emotional well-being, has led to the transformation of students and educators on a multitude of levels. Leave smiling with simple take-aways and active analogies that could change the way you teach and transform the way you think.

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Aaron Polansky

Administrator, Old Colony RVTHS
A husband, and father of six, Aaron currently serves as a Superintendent in the state of Massachusetts and as an Executive Committee Member for the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents, Executive Board Member for the Massachusetts Association of Vocational Administrators... Read More →

Wednesday July 25, 2018 1:10pm - 2:15pm PDT
Terrace Boston Park Plaza