The Peter Clark Center for Mind, Brain, and Education, 
and the Parent Education Committee of the Breck Parents Association  present the following Speaker Series events: 

When: Thursday, November 30, 2017 | 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM 
Where: Breck School - West Board Room (above the Lower School Library)

There is a lot of compelling neuroscience being reported these days and images of brain scans seem to be everywhere. The important question is: What can help us in our parenting? What does understanding a concept like neuroplasticity, integration, variability, or hijacking do for our everyday lives as parents? 

Join us for a session led by Dr. Daisy Pellant, Director of Breck's Peter Clark Center for Mind, Brain, and Education. The PCC has as its mission to create a bridge between research and practice for all students, faculty, and families. Understanding applicable research will help us develop excellence as students, teachers, and parents. As the parent of four spirited kids, aged 12-19, Daisy knows firsthand how a practical understanding of the brain has helped her parenting decisions day-to-day and she looks forward to opening the conversation with you.

To assist us in planning, RSVP to Susan Kelly.






When: Thursday December 7, 2017 | 5:00 to 6:30 PM
Where: Upper School Library

Erin Walsh, M.A., is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker who has addressed a wide range of audiences on topics related to brain development and raising resilient young people in the digital age. Erin was instrumental to the development of the MediaWise movement and enjoyed working with her father, Dr. David Walsh, for 10 years at the National Institute on Media and the Family before creating Mind Positive Parenting together in 2010. In addition to her work with Mind Positive Parenting, Erin is a speaker with the Bolster Collaborative and teaches undergraduate students at the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs where she teaches a program called Making Media, Making Change. Erin currently serves as the board chair of YMCA Camp Widjiwagan, a wilderness-based youth development program and has consulted with schools, school districts, parent groups, and other youth serving organizations throughout the country on issues related to digital media, children, and youth. 

Click here to RSVP for the Erin Walsh event.