Dr. Zadina: Make It Realistic
"We want to thank you - THANK YOU for bringing all of the poverty research, strategies and curriculum together into such a lively and informative presentation! We sincerely appreciate your expertise and willingness to partner with us in our efforts to address the teaching and learning needs of children of poverty."

Markey Bee Associate Director
Center of Excellence
Franklin Marion University
Florence, South Carolina
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Dr. Zadina can also address specialized aspects of the brain, such as emotion, frontal lobe executive functions, or Differentiating Instruction         
Janet N. Zadina, Ph.D
Brain Research and Instruction

Science and Strategies
Janet N. Zadina, Ph.D
Brain Research and Instruction
Bridging Neuroscience and Education​

"Science and Strategies"
"As I listened to Janet Zadina speak about trauma and its effects on learning, I felt as if she were speaking directly to me about my son. He was the victim of several years of bullying. The years since have been a challenge to say the least but listening to Janet describe the whys and wherefores of his struggles in the classroom and at home brought a hope my family that we feared lost forever. She recommends a variety of exercises to prepare students to learn which will work for those suffering from trauma or not. I know this “testimonial” may sound a little too passionate but this is something that offers to change our family in the most positive way we have found. Janet, you and your research are a true answer to prayer!"

Sharon Luczak
Staff Assistant
Police Department
Lone Star College System - University Park
Learning Under Anxiety, Stress, & Trauma
Teaching and Learning in the Presence of Anxiety, Stress, or Trauma: Science and Strategies

Did you know that faculty stress is contagious to students (and the reverse, as well). Your faculty will leave this presentation with reduced stress and many tools for increasing their performance and reducing burnout and armed with over 2 dozen strategies for a trauma-sensitive, reduced-stress classroom. It includes numerous activities and interaction and will be an energizing morning for your faculty. READ MORE
Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain: Using Brain Research to Orchestrate Learning

In this exciting presentation, loaded with real brain images and scattered with interactive experiences, attendees will actually see how learning takes place in the brain through powerful images. Learn the difference between thinking and learning and discover what is required for that to happen. READ MORE

Some colleges and school systems have brought me back numerous times. Also, change is more likely when changing habits and practices over time. Therefore, I have created this master plan that builds in in-house professional development along with a series of workshops to create change over 2- 4 years. Of course it can be modified – condensed or extended. However, dates would need to be planned in advance to fit into my schedule and yours. Check this out! READ MORE
Using Brain Research to Raise Achievement: Science and Strategies for Administrators

Do you know what is really true and not true about brain-based learning? Most educators are still operating on some old myths. Learn credible science and strategies from an Educational Neuroscientist who formerly taught high school and community college. READ MORE
The Hidden Learning Disabilities of Language Learners: Science and Strategies

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Reducing Faculty Stress and Preventing Burnout

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What is True About Brain-Based Learning?

Are you perpetuating neuromyths in your practices? Teachers can’t afford to waste valuable learning time engaging in practices based on old myths about learning. See for yourself how the brain actually learns. READ MORE
Do What Works: Five Strategies Based on Neuroscience

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Changing Brains, Changing Lives:
What Neuroscience Says about Teaching Young Children

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Creativity and the Brain

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Interventions to Eliminate the Poverty Achievement Gap

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Brain Differences in Struggling Readers: 3 Brain-Compatible Reading Instruction Strategies

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Six Essential Findings From Brain Research Every Teacher and Learner Must Know 

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More Essential Findings From Brain Research

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Motivate and Engage: The Brain's Reward Pathway

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​K-12 Leadership - Using Brain Research to Raise Achievement

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​Colleges - Wiring the Athletic Brain for Academics

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You can pick one of the above as a keynote and any of the above can be breakouts.

Day One consists of a full day of information, experiential activities, and strategies on Learning and the Brain:

The Multiple Pathways Model
This can be any number of attendees and can be in an auditorium for the entire faculty.

Day Two consists of small group breakouts in which attendees are guided through a series of group activities. These activities first provide them with additional strategies geared to their specific content area and then scaffold them into creating a model lesson plan that incorporates Multiple Pathways. After all their hard work, they actually leave energized and ready to immediately apply what they have learned.

(Attendance at this session is limited. Please contact for information.)

Additional workshops are available.
From the Teaching and Learning in the Presence of Anxiety, Stress, or Trauma: Science and Strategies Presentation:

Janet, your workshop was so uplifting! I have twins that were born 3 months premature. One suffers from severe anxiety. He has been in therapeutic play for 4 years now (he is 7). I went home and started doing some techniques you shared and it has helped him more than 4 years of therapy!! Thank you so much!!

Jessica C. Starzyk
Prince William County Public Schools

Faculty stress is contagious to students! Teachers and students drop out due to stress. 50% of students have enough anxiety, stress, depression, or trauma to impair learning. Let’s do something that benefits both! Give your faculty: 
Renewed energy
Strategies for reducing anxiety and stress in themselves
Awareness of stages of burnout and how to prevent it
Strategies for creating a trauma-sensitive classroom
Strategies for reducing anxiety, stress, and trauma symptoms in students

A day to experience numerous methods scientifically shown to reduce anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma so that they can find an ongoing practice. READ MORE
This engaging presentation for college students provides them with 5 principles for learning and studying more effectively based on neuroscience research. The acronym TWERC is used to help them remember the 5 principles. Students see exciting brain images and engage in an interactive activity that makes this fun and memorable.   READ MORE
KEYNOTE OR WORKSHOP FOR ADMIN:  Using Research to Design Schools That Address Mind/Body/Spirit for Higher Achievement: Science and Strategies
I would work with you to ascertain which aspects of the following would be most valuable for you. This outline is based on multiple visits but can be adjusted to your needs. Depending upon time allotment, this presentation can cover the following:
  • What does neuroscience say about curriculum? (6 subheadings can be included)
  • Using Research to Design an Optimal Learning Environment, including structural design, social design, scheduling and environmental aspects
  • Creating a trauma-sensitive school
  • Using neuroscience to address the mind/body/brain/community of the child (6 subheadings)
KEYNOTE OR WORKSHOP FOR FACULTY: Addressing Faculty Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma: Recover, Renew, and Rewire

This presentation for faculty, staff, and administrators provides both the science and the strategies of the effects of high stress and strategies for reducing anxiety, stress, and trauma effects. We can’t avoid stress. It is always going to affect us at times. The important thing is that there must be periodic recovery from stress. The allostatic load, the burden of stress, cannot continue at a high level without negative effects on mental and physical health. We must build in strategies for reducing the load. 

Learn how stress affects your ability to think and to control your emotions. Discover your two nervous systems (fight/flight and calm rest/digest) and how to switch into the calming system. Acquire strategies for calming anxiety and stress immediately. Learn what activities appear to be relaxing but increase your allostatic load and what activities create recovery. Discover what lifestyle practices can be built into your life for increased resilience. Participate in many activities that allow you to try out research-based practices to reduce anxiety, stress, and trauma. Many of these can be used to help your family and your students as we go through stressful times. Learn to recover from bouts of stress, renew your mind and spirit, and rewire your brain for reduced stress and greater happiness. READ MORE