Always Learning Day
A day full of professional development for our faculty and staff
While Tuesday was a day of rest for our students, the Westminster teachers were in the classroom learning new and innovative ways to effectively work with students.
Westminster was thrilled to have guest speaker, Dr. Margaux Hanes Brown, on campus during this day. Dr. Margaux Hanes Brown, PhD, is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and national certified counselor (NCC). She is an Assistant Professor of Counselor Education at Augusta University and the coordinator of the school counseling program. She is a former classroom teacher and earned degrees from the College of William and Mary and George Washington University. She is an Atlanta native and loves living back home in Georgia with her husband, two children, and two dogs. She was recently featured on WJBF discussing how to help ease back-to-school jitters.
Dr. Brown led two breakout sessions. The first session, How Early Experiences Affect the Brain, focused on how brain development in late childhood and adolescence and hormones, emotions, learning, and memory affect learning, behavior, and relationships. In the second breakout session, Loss and Transitions: Divorce, Death, and Deployment, participants learned about the theory of ambiguous loss (Boss), which is a framework for conceptualizing and supporting students and families when they are experiencing loss and transition.
Thank you for joining us, Dr. Brown!