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People of Purpose

Connecting people to their unique human experience through Purpose.

Jul 15, 2018

Dr. Lori Desautels is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Butler University teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in applied educational neuroscience. Lori's passion is engaging her students through neuroscience in education and integrating Mind Brain Teaching and Learning Strategies into her courses at Butler University. She is also co-teaching in a middle school classroom two mornings a week teaching students about their brains, stress response systems and giving them the tools to buffer everyday adversity. Lauri also travels the country preparing educators in applied educational neuroscience and creating brain aligned discipline frameworks with students who carry in pain based behaviors. And is currently working on her third book, Eyes are Never Quiet, with co-author Michael McKnight which will be out in 2019.

Listen as we talk about:

  • How her 26 year old daughter having anxiety propelled her into greater purpose
  • How losing touch as professor brought her back into the classroom and into this research
  • Why the 5th grade brain is the best time to begin to train toward a more purposeful future
  • Why all negative behaviors boil down to fear
  • Why all behavior are regulation issues
  • Why meeting a child in brain development is more important than academics
  • How regulation can create hope and change the story
  • The power of "resiliency touchpoints” in transforming a future
  • The power of one healthy attachment
  • Specific brain-focused activities in school
  • Sagely advice on how to following your passion and stepping outside the box helps to fulfill one’s purpose.

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