Learning Sciences Speaker Series

The Learning Sciences Speaker Series invites nationally recognized researchers to Boston University’s Charles River Campus to discuss contemporary research that spans topics in Educational Psychology, Cognitive Science, Human Computer Interaction, Sociology, Applied Linguistics, and Human Development. The Series is organized by the Center for Teaching & Learning in collaboration with the Office of the Associate Provost for Digital Learning & Innovation.


Spring 2021

“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 with Dr. Mays Imad

Thursday, April 15, 2021 from 12:30 PM – 1:45 PM EST

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, Ph.D. 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.

Register here!