Can your whole brain help you study for school?

Recent advances in brain research reveal how study skills work. Join author Chris Tobias for a Barnes and Noble presentation on this topic.
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March 30, 2012 - PRLog -- Teachers and educators are invited to join local Portland, Oregon author Chris Tobias on Tuesday evening April 17th as he discusses how whole brain learning techniques can help students study and improve exam scores.  Chris’s book ‘101 Secrets to Passing Any Test’ (ISBN 0983770301) is a complete ‘toolbox’ for students, educators and families needing help with school.  

But why do these tools work?  Recent research in brain science reveals how.

Barnes and Noble Tanasbourne is sponsoring this event as part of their spring Educators Night. The event also includes demonstrations of the latest digital reading technology on Nook as well as help with grant writing to purchase technology for your school.

The event is free and open to educators from all grade levels.

Educators Night at Barnes and Noble Tanasbourne
Tuesday April 17th from 6pm to 8pm
Barnes and Noble Tanasbourne
18300 NW Evergreen Parkway
Beaverton, OR 97006

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Chris Tobias
Director of Educational Excitement

School Skills founder and author Chris Tobias brings a varied world of experience to the game of academic success. After self-described ‘dog paddling’ his way through high school and an abortive attempt at college, Mr. Tobias was thrown head first into the turbulent world of emerging computer technologies. “I had to learn and learn fast.” he says “We would get a new computer system every 3 months, with all new software and systems. We would learn it in the evening, then sell it the next day to customers. Then we had to train them too.” With more than 15 years of work in fast-paced computer, technology, Mr. Tobias returned to graduate school for an advanced degree. “I flunked badly” he admits “because I really had no idea how to manage school or learn in an organized way.” Over summer break, Mr. Tobias called on his experience as a corporate trainer and Six Sigma process improvement leader to research and build a complete academic success training program. “I designed the academic success class for myself because graduate school was just overwhelming. It worked so well that I ended up in the top of my class.” After graduating Mr. Tobias started School Skills to offer academic success seminars for students from Junior High to College levels. “A lot of kids are dog paddling through school without any personal plan for success. It’s stressful and gets in the way of real learning. I love to see the light bulb come on when students in our seminars realize they can get school under control and really make it work.”

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