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Mind of a Student: Exploratory Session #2

Thursday, May 17, 2018

12:00pm - 3:00pm


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There’s one thing we all know for sure… the student population within our schools today is rapidly changing.

Teachers and administrators are desperately trying to get into the heads and hearts of their students, but they are struggling.

Maybe you’ve tried various types of diversity and inclusion trainings or have brought in other experts to teach your teams what they should and shouldn’t do when interacting with their students. But nothing seems to “stick” or inspire the shifts that so desperately need to happen. There’s still a major disconnect that’s impacting learning, morale, and culture, and unless we become more aware, it will hold us back from creating the type of schools we dream of having.

But there is an alternative approach.


Our way in is to understand how our brains are wired. When we have the space and opportunity to take a clear look at the way we think, we can take steps to create a school environment where students and teachers listen to each other and work together, and the school becomes a safe learning space for everyone.

Here at Thought Design, we’ve been creating brain science-based adult learning experiences for over 30 years, helping individuals to look at how their thinking and behavior can be shifted to better their teams, companies and lives. Inspired by the breakthroughs we’ve seen with our non-profit and corporate clients, we’ve created a workshop specifically geared toward educators. Mind of a Student” is a workshop for education professionals, custom-designed to enhance your team’s ability to think differently, engage with each other and connect with their students in ways they haven’t before.  

What makes our training different is that it’s truly about the dynamics of your specific team and their students. There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to this type of thinking, and the beauty in how we’ve structured this workshop lends itself to a completely unique experience that keeps your staff and students at the center. It’s like working from the inside out. We teach them why they think the way they do and how to evaluate their thinking patterns, and then give them the tools and strategies to implement into real life situations when they are back in the classroom.

You’re invited to attend a session here at Thought Design, where you can learn firsthand what this training is all about.


We’ll take you through the whole workshop, explaining how each exercise works. You’ll be introduced to the brain science behind cognitive empathy, in-group and out-group bias, and student perspective taking, all over a delicious meal in our beautiful, riverfront learning spaceLunch will be served, along with snacks, coffee and tea throughout the workshop.

You’ll discover new ways of thinking about inclusivity that you’re never experienced before. It’s only when you are aware of how you think, that you can see the impact of your thinking, and make a change.


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