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Thinking Beyond the Boundaries in Education through Social and Emotional Learning:
The Marian University School of Education Conference

September 14-15, 2012

Know the facts. Get the tools. Be the difference.


3.22 million kids ages 7-17 were treated for depression in the past five years, more than double the number in the previous five years.


Seventy-Seven percent of students have been bullied verbally, mentally, or physically in school.


One in five teens have thought about suicide; one in six teens have made plans for suicide.


One in 12 teens have attempted suicide.

Join keynote speaker Dr. Judy Willis and many more presenters for this one-of-a-kind conference hosted by the Marian University School of Education.

Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed.

Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed.
expert on brain learning research

As educators and parents, we must explore ways to assist students in nurturing their sense of self, employing empathy, remembering their innate genius, and instilling optimism as we teach. When students feel safe and optimistic, creative and critical thinking skills develop. Positive emotion is directly and intimately tied to a healthier mind and body.

You will understand the powerful effects of each child's unique brain and how emotion, experiences, relationships, and academics impact and are integrated for successful teaching and learning to occur.

Every attendee will receive free BrainWare Safari (brain-based and multi-sensory learning) software valued at $150.

You will leave this conference feeling inspired and excited, and take away 10 or more strategies and tools that you can integrate and implement the following Monday morning.
You will leave this conference with five or more communication and relationship-building strategies that will alleviate conflict and promote individual responsibility and participation.

Register Now for only $89
The cost of the conference is less than the value of the software you'll receive for free!

Conference registration includes all sessions, Friday evening reception, keynote and Saturday lunch. Scholarships are available upon request.

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For more information, please contact Lori Desautels, Ph.D. at or 317.955.6761.