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Emotions and the Brain: Lori Desautels



Join us with our special guest speaker, Lori DeSautels, for our first Community Education Night of the year!

Tonight will be all about integrating neuroscience and teaching techniques, addressing the “How” questions:

How do stress and adversity impact the brain and learning?

How do we work to lessen those impacts to help students? 

How do we respond to help students learn to self-regulate during times of agitation, anxiety and stress?

How do we use neuroscience research to improve learners’ engagement with their own learning? 

Dr. Lori Desautels, is an Assistant Professor at Butler University, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Before coming to Butler, Lori was an Assistant Professor at Marian University in Indianapolis. Lori has taught emotionally troubled students in the upper elementary grades, worked as a school counselor, was a private practice counselor and co-owner of the Indianapolis Counseling Center. Lori was also a behavioral consultant for Methodist Hospital’s adolescent psychiatric unit. 

Lori's passion is engaging her students through neuroscience in education, integrating Mind Brain Teaching and learning principles and strategies. Lori has conducted workshops throughout the United States and Dubai on Mind Brain Teaching and Learning, creating two webinars and a series of articles for the online publication, “Inside the School”. Lori’s articles are published in “Edutopia”, where she is a fulltime writer, “Brain Bulletin” and “Mind Body Spirit” international magazine. She recently was published in the “Brain Research Journal” for her work in the fifth-grade classrooms during a faculty in-residence position with Washington Township Schools. 

Lori graduated with a BS in Special Education from Butler University, an MS in counseling education from Indiana University and earned her Ph.D. in philosophy with an emphasis in early adolescence/ thought formation from Indiana University and AIHT. Lori has written a book titled, "How May I Serve You, Revelations in Education," published in 2012. She recently published a second book titled, “Unwritten, The Story of a Living System”, co-authored with educator, Mr. Michael McKnight. You can learn more about Lori on her website

“There has never been a more significant time in education re-visioning... a far deeper and broader view than ‘reform’. Teacher education is changing and the learning opportunities are growing across the nation. Our students are teaching us about the power of connection, emotions, and the impact of emotional and social triggers for both child and adult!” 


NOTE: There is no cost to attend this education night. 

Earlier Event: October 4
Parent Ambassador Meeting
Later Event: October 5
Soccer: Away at Journey Lutheran