Gems is bringing Nathan Mikaere Wallis to Queenstown!
A gifted educator, dynamic and inspiring presenter, Nathan’s recent background has been as a lecturer at Canterbury University, a neuroscience presenter for Brainwave, and as a Child Protection trainer. He is currently Lead Trainer for the Brainwave Trust and serves on many Boards, including Brainwave and the Youth Mentoring Network.
In addition to being a father with a history as a foster parent, his professional background is in child counselling, teaching and social service management. He has built up a nationwide reputation as a lively, engaging and inspirational speaker on the topic of brain development. Nathan uses humour to make this, sometimes, complex topic both easy to understand and easily related to day to day experiences.
We will look at the impact on the brain of using positive behaviour guidance and language, and the difference when we don't! What parts of the brain are being activated? We will also look at cortisol and endorphins, how they affect learning, and how the teacher's language impacts on these hormones.