Dr Michael Nagel

Travels from: Queensland

Provides contemporary insights into learning, motivation and 21st century learners.

Categories: Change Management, Education Speakers, Health & Lifestyle, Most Popular

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There has been extensive conversations and interest around changing brains within adults. But what if we could positively influence our children by understanding their development and the links between neuroscience and education? What impact would we see in the future if our youth are understood and powerfully and guided into adulthood?

Associate Professor Michael C Nagel is an educator, motivator, researcher, author, mentor and parent. He has decades of experience as teacher and behaviour specialist on multiple continents. Dr Nagel researches and teaches at the University of the Sunshine Coast in the areas of cognition and learning, human development, educational psychology and human behaviour. He is well respected for his research, writings and presentations and regarded as one of Australia's foremost experts in child development.

He has been widely published in numerous journal and textbooks and is the author of 'Boys-Stir-Us: Working WITH the Hidden Nature of Boys', In The Beginning: The Brain, Early Development and Learning’, Nurturing A Healthy Mind: Doing What Matters Most For Your Child’s Developing Brain’ and 'It's A Girl Thing'. Dr Nagel is also a member of the prestigious International Neuropsychological Society and a feature writer for the 'Child' series of magazines which offers parenting advice to more than one million Australian readers.

Presentation Topics:

  • Hello Is There Anybody In There - Understanding the Developing Brain - looks at the development of the brain and the implications of this on learning and behaviour. Can focus on early childhood, primary and secondary school environments or a combination of all.
  • Nurturing a Healthy Mind! - Doing What Matters Most For A Child's Developing Brain! Specifically looks at early brain development and how to nurture such development positively.
  • Boys and Girls Learn Differently! - Snakes and Snails and Puppy dog Tails, Just What Are Boys Brains Made Of? It's A Girl Thing! Each of the above focus on neurological differences in boys and girls and the impact this has on behaviour and learning.
  • Enhancing Learning and Motivation in Students! - provides contemporary insights into learning, motivation and 21st century learners.
Dr Michael Nagel  - Education Speakers

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