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FAB5 is officially sponsored by the City of Kitakyushu.

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The brain is organic and plastic. It learns dynamically. It forgets easily.

No emotion, no learning. You forget information that does not excite your body.

Don't be fooled by neuromyths. Your brain continues to learn, even at old age.

Pursue creative projects. Keep studying. It will make you happy.

Exercise makes you smarter. Try 40 minutes, twice a week.

Only 10% of brain usage? It's a lie.

You use 100% of your brain every day.

Differentiate your instruction. Every brain is built different.

Sleep enhances insight. Sleep enhances creativity.

Stress is brain poison. Avoid prolonged stress.

Game playing is great for the brain.

Take breaks from work. Naps are good for the brain.

Humans are social creatures. Talk to inspiring people everyday.

Eat blueberries. They do your neurons good.

Small challenges everyday make you happy.

July 18 (Fri):
Afternoon (1pm-6pm)
- Advanced neuroELT for FAB alumni, interns, Certificate participants, and presenters
Evening (6pm-8pm) - Have dinner and drinks at the venue!

FAB5 INTERNATIONAL neuroELT CONFERENCE: July 19 (Sat) - July 21 (Mon)
July 19 (Sat):
Museum of Natural History - Opening Session, Plenary, Museum exhibits -English guided tour DNA/ Evolution & Japanese cultural evolution;
Afternoon: Plenary;
Evening: The Einstein Room Mini-Tour and Banquet! Charter bus to Moji-ko, visit the Einstein Room (Yes, he spent time here), then have a fantastic ocean view banquet (2.5 hours).*

July 20 (Sun):
Morning:  Plenary, Concurrent sessions
Afternoon: Plenary, Concurrent sessions (ending at 6pm) 

July 21 (Mon):
Plenary, Concurrent sessions
Afternoon: Plenary, Concurrent sessions (closing session 5pm- 6pm) 

Sat Venue:
Kitakyushu Inochinotabi Museum of Natural History (In Tobata)
Sat Banquet: Mojiko, Brilliansa (travel by charter bus)
Sun Venue - Kitakyushu International Conference Center
Mon Venue - Kitakyushu International Conference Center

Price for all four days: 12,000 yen (JALT/ETJ/JII members); 14,000 yen (non-members)

Special Plenary Session:

Vanessa Rodriguez! Award-winning presenter from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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As an instructional expert Vanessa has taught various workshops in literacy and social studies instruction, project-based curriculum design, differentiation, and data driven instruction.  Her work has been used for Hunter College’s Urban Teacher Residency initiative, New York City’s collaboration with Teaching Matters, the United Federation of Teacher’s Teacher Center, City College of New York, and many public schools throughout New York City.  Vanessa's curriculum work has also been published in National Council for Social Studies: Middle Level Learning and the Organization of American Historians.

She taught middle school humanities in several New York City public schools for 11 years and took on various leadership positions serving as a director of middle school curriculum and instruction, curriculum developer, project advisor, and teacher mentor. She has held several positions as an adjunct professor in literacy and social studies’ education and teacher training at NYU and Hunter College.  Vanessa is also a committee member of the
Deborah Meier Institute in collaboration with the Harmony Education Center and on the education committee of the New Press.

Vanessa earned her B.A. in literature and English education from New York University (NYU) and a M.S.Ed. from City College of New York before entering the Harvard Graduate School of Education  as a doctoral candidate in their
Education Policy, Leadership, and Instructional Practice Program.
*The Einstein Room Mini-Tour and Banquet! Optional: Includes charter bus from the museum to the Einstein mini-tour location, the banquet venue, and then back to Kokura Station. It is priced at an outstanding value of only 3,500 yen. Round-trip bussing and all food and drinks included! This is made possible by a generous grant received from the City of Kitakyushu. We highly recommend you take advantage of this marvelous option. It will be a fantastic way to bond with fellow participants from around the world, and taste a bit of history, too.
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This year's FAB conference was made possible by the generosity of Kitakyushu City. When coming, please make sure you book a few extra days to see the the sites the city has to offer. At the FAB conference venue we will be providing a concierge desk with two English speakers providing travel information and English maps of Kitakyushu. Kokura Castle is only a short walk from our venue and is a must see! Be sure to check out our city information page on this website, too!

We have a packed schedule with speakers from all over Japan and indeed, all over the world, who will be talking on a wide range of topics which link neuroscience, psychology, and EFL. And of course, there will be plenty of opportunities to connect with other participants, to charge up your brain at special sessions, and to have fun! After all, neuroELT believes that learning is more effective when it is fun!

See you at FAB5! 
The FAB5 Committee

FAB: How can Neuroscience, Psychology, and English Language Teaching (ELT) inform each other for the benefit of students and teachers?

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The four founders of the FAB Conferences! From the left: Marc Helgesen, Curtis Kelly, Robert S. Murphy, and Tim Murphey.

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