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October 30, 2019

Student resiliency expert to discuss neuroscience and education during SVSU talk

A leader in the field of education will visit Saginaw Valley State University in November to discuss the role of neuroscience in education.

Horacio Sanchez, an SVSU Foundation Visiting Scholar, will examine the subject in front of an SVSU audience Monday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m., in Gilbertson Hall's Ott Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.

Sanchez is one of the nation’s prominent experts on promoting student resiliency and using neuroscience to improve school outcomes. As a clinician, he has helped students with severe emotional issues become resilient so they can cope and thrive academically while facing challenges and adversity.

His Monday presentation will focus on how to use neuroscience to improve instruction, behavior and school climate, which are topics Sanchez explores in his best-selling book, “The Education Revolution."

His book focuses on what he identifies as the keys to academic success — maximizing student capacity to learn in the classroom and motivating the student. His talk will discuss how educators can achieve these goals.

He has served as a teacher, administrator, clinician, mental health director and education consultant across the nation. His diverse educational experience has helped him to merge research, science, and practice.

Sanchez is the president and CEO of Resiliency Inc. The organization is a leader in helping institutions improve school climate, instruction, and discipline. He also serves on the True Health Initiative Council of Directors, a coalition of over 500 world-renowned health experts seeking to educate others on evidence-based pillars of lifestyle as medicine while also fighting fake medical facts.

Sanchez has published several articles and books about resiliency, closing the achievement gap and using neuroscience to improve educational practices and outcomes.

His appearance is part of SVSU's annual Visiting Scholars and Artists program.