In this dynamic two part keynote presentation, Dr. Gurian will explore how the minds of boys and girls learn and grow, including brain differences that impact education and social emotional development throughout the lifespan. He will provide insight into new genetic resources available to schools and families, the impact of environmental and cultural neuro-toxins on the learning brain, best teaching, parenting, counseling, and mentoring practices for both girls and boys, and safe, effective electronics and technology standards for various stages of child development.
Michael’s presentation will include PET, SPECT, and MRI scans that display brain differences experientially, and he will bring the latest research in both of his newest books, SAVING OUR SONS (2017) and THE MINDS OF GIRLS (2018). In Part I of his keynote, he will focus on educating, raising, and counseling boys. In Part II, he will focus on educating, raising, and counseling girls. In these two parts, he will explore themes on everyone’s mind today, including transgender questions and gender fluidity, what constitutes “toxic masculinity,” girl drama and relational aggression, girls and STEM learning, and brain-based boy-friendly learning strategies.