Family Life Symposium workshop to feature author of ‘Brain Rules’

Staff Writer
Pawhuska Journal-Capital

A Family Life Symposium workshop will be held on April 25 at the Bartlesville Community Center.

Dr. John Medina will speak on “Brain Rules,” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., lunch included. The cost is $25. The workshop is for executives, human resource professionals, educators, counselors and anyone interested in this topic. The highly effective, fact filled, scientifically sound program will offer tools to understand the 12 brain rules, perform at higher levels, manage stress, understand how to rewire the brain, gain control of a busy life, commit to regular exercise and much more. Continuing education units are available.

An Education Summit is planned from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., where a panel of experts will speak during lunch, facilitated by Oklahoma Secretary of Education Phyllis Hudecki.

A free community presentation, “Brain Rules,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. for parents.

Medina, a molecular biologist, 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.” His latest book geared to parents and early childhood educators is “Brain Rules for Baby: How to Raise a Smart and Happy Child from Zero to Five.”

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.

Medina was the founding director of the Talaris Research Institute, a Seattle-based research center originally focused on how infants encode and process information at the cognitive, cellular and molecular levels. He has been named Outstanding Faculty of the Year at the College of Engineering at the University of Washington, the Merrill Dow/Continuing Medical Education National Teacher of the Year, and twice the Bioengineering Student Association Teacher of the Year. Medina has been a consultant to the Education Commission of the States and a regular speaker on the relationship between neurology and education. Medina lives in Seattle with his wife and two boys.

Medina’s books include “Brain Rules for Baby,” “The Genetic Inferno,” “The Outer Limits of Life,” and “Uncovering the Mystery of AIDS.”

To attend the FLS April 25 workshop, mail registration form and payment to First Presbyterian Church, attn: Wendy Wickham, 505 SE Dewey, Bartlesville OK 74003. Registration deadline is April 22. For questions contact Jody Burch at 918-336-1044.