The Neuroscience of Stress and Learning


March 9th, 2021

How does stress affect learning? Please join CTL for an interactive presentation with Dr. Mays Imad on Thursday, April 15, from 12.30-1.45pm. Dr. Imad’s presentation will connect the neuroscience of stress with learning, trauma-informed education, and restorative justice. The “Read More” link will provide more information about the presentation and how to register. We look forward to you joining us for this important conversation!


Ours is Not a Caravan of Despair: Trauma-Informed Teaching for Restorative Justice

An interactive presentation that connects the neuroscience of stress, learning, trauma-informed education, and restorative justice.

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 from 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM EST

Speaker: Mays Imad, Ph.D.

Title: Ours is Not a Caravan of Despair: Trauma-Informed Teaching for Restorative Justice

Description: In this session we will consider the neuroscience of toxic stress and its impact on learning. We will examine the principles and practical examples of trauma-informed approaches, whether it’s in the classroom or the institution. Finally, we will reflect on the connections between trauma-informed education and restorative justice.

Bio: Mays Imad is a neuroscientist and professor of Pathophysiology and Biomedical Ethics at Pima Community College, the founding coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Center, and a Gardner Institute Fellow. Dr. Imad’s current research focuses on stress, self-awareness, advocacy, and classroom community, and how these relate to cognition, metacognition, and, ultimately, student learning and success.

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