Keynote Events: Sarah Rose Cavanagh

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Friday, 13 January, 2023 - 9:30 am to Friday, 13 January, 2023 - 12:15 pm

Virtual via Zoom

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Session 1:  Energizing Learning with the Science of Emotion:  Four Pillars of Engagement

9:30a - 10:30a with Q&A until 10:45a

If you as an educator want to capture your students’ attention, enhance their motivation, harness their working memory, and bolster their long-term retention, join us for considering the emotional impact of teaching preferences on students’ learning through empirical evidence and applied practices.


Session 2:  Crafting Learning Environments of Compassionate Challenge

11:00a - 12:00p with Q&A until 12:15p

Join us as we learn about intentionally shaping our college communities with compassionate challenges in mind – creating learning environments characterized by safety, belongingness, and play - that may help ease anxiety, stress, and fears for our students so they may be more successful in our classrooms.


Sarah Rose Cavanagh, Ph.D.

Sarah Rose Cavanagh is the Senior Associate Director for Teaching and Learning in the Center for Faculty Excellence at Simmons University, where she also teaches in the Psychology Department as an Associate Professor of Practice. Sarah's research considers the interplay of emotions, motivation, learning, and quality of life. Her most recent research project, funded by the National Science Foundation, convenes a network of scholars to develop teaching practices aimed at greater effectiveness and equity in undergraduate biology education. She is author of four books, including The Spark of Learning: Energizing the College Classroom with the Science of Emotion (2016).