Eagle Hill faculty Anthony J. McCaffrey, PhD, will present at the Reaching for Greatness—Learning & the Brain®Conference. This three day event will be held at the Westin Copley Place Hotel, Boston, MA on November 16-18, 2018.
The Reaching for Greatness—Learning & the Brain® conference is focused on unleashing the potential, passions, and creative talents in students with cognitive science. Scheduled seminars connect educators with the latest research on the brain and learning and its implications for education.
Dr. McCaffrey’s presentation The Science of Innovation: Overcoming Obstacles to Creativity in Your Classroom will be held from 1:30pm to 3:00 on Sunday November 18th.
The Science of Innovation: Overcoming Obstacles to Creativity in Your Classroom
Room: America South (Fourth Floor)
Time: 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Speaker: Anthony J. McCaffrey, PhD
This interactive presentation will focus on how to embed creative activities into any subject matter you are teaching. For example, Puzzles (universal puzzles) can be adapted to any lesson in order to insert a creative spark into that lesson. Further, we discuss the neuroscience and psychology behind the aha moment and how to trigger more of them in students more often. Finally, we look at every known obstacle to creativity in your students and present an effective counter technique to overcome them. This presentation is based on Tony McCaffrey’s book, Overcome Any Obstacle to Creativity (Rowman & Littlefield, 2018).