Posts by Lori Desautels, Ph.D

Focused Attention Practices and New Research on the Stress Response System

Focused Attention Practices and New Research on the Stress Response System

Research from Dr. Bruce Perry “Resilient children are made, not born!”  Those 49 techniques that promise to get you into...

Adversity Trauma and What we Can do in the Classroom!!

Adversity Trauma and What we Can do in the Classroom!!

Trauma, Adversity and the Stress Response Systems! Brain Hijack! Dr. Lori Desautels College of Education Butler University Spring 2017 Trauma...

Adversity, Stress,  Poverty and Learning! Letter to our Community!

Adversity, Stress, Poverty and Learning! Letter to our Community!

As parents, educators, students, and as a community, we can no longer ignore the research on the state of mental...

Brains, Discipline and Adversity! We have to look at how negative experiences shape the brain!

Brains, Discipline and Adversity! We have to look at how negative experiences shape the brain!

Social Brains, Discipline, and Regulation! As I ponder, rethink and implement discipline supports and resources into our nation’s schools, I...

Why Educational Neuroscience in the Classroom?

Why Educational Neuroscience in the Classroom?

August 2016 Dr. Lori Desautels After completing our initial educational neuroscience graduate course at Butler University, and completing a yearlong...

The Adolescent Brain: Leaving Childhood Behind

The Adolescent Brain: Leaving Childhood Behind

Social and Emotional Learning Series for Edutopia There isn’t a more profound scene in the film Inside Out than the...

Contagious Emotions and Responding to Stress

Contagious Emotions and Responding to Stress

Social and Emotional Learning Series for Edutopia Neuroscience research suggests that emotions are contagious. Our brains are social organs, and...

Islands of Personality and Trains of Thought

Islands of Personality and Trains of Thought

Social and Emotional Learning Series for Edutopia In the film Inside Out, 11-year-old Riley holds several islands of personality in...

Creating Core Memories in the Classroom

Creating Core Memories in the Classroom

Social and Emotional Learning Series for Edutopia We all create core memories. When we encounter an experience with heightened emotion,...

How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships

How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships

Social and Emotional Learning Series for Edutopia We need all of our emotions for thinking, problem solving, and focused attention....