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.
Afternoon (1pm-6pm) - Advanced neuroELT for FAB alumni, interns, and presenters. (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 - Morning: 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) Morning: Plenary, Concurrent sessions; Afternoon: plenary, concurrent sessions, closing session 5pm- 6pm
Sat Venue: Kitakyushu Inochinotabi Muesum of Natural History (In Tobata)
Sat Banquet: Mojiko, Briliansa (travel by charter bus)
Sun & Mon Venue - Kitakyushu International Conference Center
Price: 12,000 yen (for all four days) if JALT/ETJ member. 14,000 yen if not member.
Special Plenary Session:
Vanessa Rodriguez! Award-winning presenter from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
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.
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
The four founders of the FAB Conferences! From the left: Marc Helgesen, Curtis Kelly, Robert S. Murphy, and Tim Murphey.