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Solomon Schechter to Host Program on Impact of Emotion and School Environment in Optimizing Education

Dr. Doug Lyons. Submitted photo

‘The Impact of Schooling on Becoming a Life-long Learner’ will be presented at Solomon Schechter Day School in West Hartford, in a program that is free and open to the public.

Submitted by Riva Lewinter

Solomon Schechter Day is school is pleased to present Dr. Doug Lyons, Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools on Monday, April 16 at 7 p.m.

Dramatic advances in neuroscience have given researchers a better understanding of two critical elements in learning – the role of emotion and the impact of the school environment. Scientists are discovering how memory works and how these elements can be contribute to memory function. In an optimized setting, good memory function contributes to developing the ideal graduate and life-long learner.

After 46 years spent working with students and families, Lyons will share research and personal anecdotes that illustrate the influences that shape a child’s journey from innocence to maturity.

The talk is free and open to the public at Solomon Schechter Day School, 26 Buena Vista Rd., West Hartford.

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