MJDS began its series of ED Talks in February 2015. Inspired by the wildly popular TED Talk format, MJDS ED Talks feature speakers who are on the forefront of education.

The purpose of MJDS ED Talks is to build a learning community of parents and educators in the region to gain a better understanding on how and why education is changing around the world. MJDS ED Talks also provide an opportunity to demonstrate how MJDS is on the cutting edge of 21st century teaching and learning.

MJDS ED Talks are held at Milwaukee Jewish Day School (click for map directions) and are free and open to the public.

Questions about attending? Contact MJDS Marketing Director Dana Hartenstein.

Growing Healthy Child Brains and Executive Functions: Applying Current Neuroscience to Parenting

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

These days our culture seemingly is making it difficult for us to raise calm, flexible, patient, and happy children. Neuroscience offers valuable advice to parents on useful practices for fostering our children't brain health and growing their Executive Functions. Clinical psychologist, Dr. Michael Mazius, will discuss how our children's brains are structured, work and develop during their childhood and adolescent years and teach specific ways in which we parents, from the start, can do right by our kids. Please join us for an hour of lively discussion and important information.

About Michael A. Mazius, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Mazius is a clinical psychologist with a deep interest in neuroscience, academic underachievement, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), child rearing (parenting), social skills and family and marital relationships. He directs the North Shore Center, a multi-speciality behavioral health clinic and education center in Mequon and Brookfield.

Dr. Mazius received his Ph.D. in psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1990. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Psychology department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, speaks frequently to pediatric groups and at teacher/parent meetings and is a periodic contributor to MetroParent magazine.

Planning on joining us for the next ED Talk?

Email hello@mjds.org and let us know how many to expect!

Babysitting Available

Babysitting will be available at MJDS for each ED Talk event! Contact Cheryl Siegel-Gajewski to make arrangements.

Your child does not need to be a student of MJDS to participate in babysitting.