In December, Canterbury School welcomed back Dr. JoAnn Deak, an internationally known educator and psychologist with more than 30 years experience, to campus to share the latest research on brain development. She had previously visited campus as part of our Speakers Series in August of 2015.
During her two-day visit, Dr. Deak spoke with parents, students, and faculty about the importance of adequate sleep, nutrition, and exercise in brain development. She also shared various habits and techniques that can help students develop strong abilities and strengthen the ones they may be weaker in.
Dr. Deak recognized several changes we have made as a school that benefits brain development, including the addition of the PAWS hour to the Upper School schedule. She noted the schedule adjustment not only gives students a break in the middle of the day but also offers a time for students to consolidate what they have learned. Dr. Deak also celebrated the expansion of our Arts Department offerings.