Baby Brains: A Recap of EDTalks Minneapolis

AchieveMpls hosted its second monthly EDTalks networking event at Honey on Feb. 25, 2013. The event – titled Baby Brains + Unschooling Kids – explored the minds and experiences of baby brains as well as the “unschooling” of school-aged children.

EDTalks is series of presentations designed to help Twin Cities professionals engage around public education issues. Find below some of the evening’s best tweets, photos and topics of conversation from the event.

Terrie Rose, CEO of Baby’s Space, and Kerry Muse, founder of Venture Academy, both shared interesting stories about their experiences in the field of education. Rose’s main points about the development and experiences of babies’ brains also included the following ideas:

  • The [baby] brain is not fully developed at birth, therefore our interactions with the child from the moment they are born impact the healthy (or not healthy) development of the infant brain.
  • Consistent care is critical to establish healthy relationships between caregiver and child. Learning and loving are intertwined. A child is set up to learn when being cared for by a healthy, loving adult.

#EDTalks speaker @terrierose1 just began her talk on baby brains. Follow along with us! #RasAtEDTalks…

— Rasmussen ECE (@RasmussenECE) February 26, 2013

"Brain development translates into school success." @terrierose1 #EDTalks #RasAtEDTalks

— Rasmussen ECE (@RasmussenECE) February 26, 2013

"Children are expecting relationships and their brains are depending on it." @terrierose1 #EDTalks #RasAtEDTalks

— Rasmussen ECE (@RasmussenECE) February 26, 2013

Terrie and Cecelia at the EDTalks event

Terrie Rose and Cecelia Westby at the February EDTalks event at Honey.

Cecelia Westby, School of Education dean at Rasmussen College interviewed Terrie Rose asking: “What are the top two or three things you recommend to meet the needs of a relationship expectant infant?” (Note: the venue was packed, so the background audio is loud. You may want to turn your speakers up).

For more information about brain development in babies, see Terrie Rose’s Ted Talk about the babies’ point of view.

Were you in attendance at the February EDTalks event?  Share your story or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!

Kendall Bird

Kendall is a Social Media Strategist at Collegis Education who is focused on bringing awareness and engagement to Rasmussen College's social media properties. She is passionate about helping others, the power of education and building strategies that put the needs of students first. 


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