A Student‘s Guide to the Teenage Brain

“After listening to your talk, I began by putting my phone under my bed, far away from my desk, and avoiding going on facebook, ESPN, youtube, etc. I also refrained from listening to music. As a result, I finished my homework in one hour. Only one hour! And it’s junior year.
With student council and as a prefect, I am trying to encourage others to give these methods a try so that they can see for themselves the benefit of changing study habits. Thank you so much for helping me get more sleep!”
— Ken, a junior at Loomis Chaffee

Provocatively entitled How to Study Less and Learn More, this presentation offers students information about their own brains, and about the study strategies that work with – rather than against – the brain’s natural learning systems.

By using audience participation and humor, this talk makes seemingly old lessons (for example, exercise does help us learn better) feel both new and compelling.

  Photo: Loomis Chaffee Archive

Photo: Loomis Chaffee Archive