Scanlan Center for School Mental Health
Episode #2 with Dr. Jennifer Heisz

Episode #2 – Creating Health Habits and Changing Behavior to Support Your Physical and Mental Health

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November 16, 2022
5:30-6:45 pm CST
Professional Development

Presenter/s

Jennifer J. Heisz, Ph.D.
Jennifer J. Heisz, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University

Event Details

2022-2023 Educator Wellness Video Podcast Series

Join this episode to learn from Dr. Jennifer Heisz, an expert in brain health, about the effects of physical activity on brain function. Dr. Heisz will share fascinating discoveries connecting physical wellness (movement and sleep) to our mental health and will offer tips for how we can create and maintain healthy habits to build a stable physical wellness system.   

WATCH LIVE: Visit the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health’s YouTube channel or Facebook page to tune in to the video podcast live stream on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. CT

Earn Iowa Licensure Renewal Credit! 

Educators who register for, attend, and complete all readings and discussions via the online course platform for all 8 episodes of the 2022-2023 Educator Wellness Podcast Series will earn one free teacher license renewal credit. 

To receive ILRU credit: 

1) Register for the video podcast. 

2) Join us live on Wednesday, November 16 from 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. on the Scanlan Center for School Mental Health’s YouTube channel or Facebook page

3) Create your Baker Teacher Leader Center account/log into your account and click “Enroll”.

About Dr. Jennifer J. Heisz

Jennifer J. Heisz, Ph.D., is an expert in brain health and the author of Move the Body, Heal the Mind. She is an Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Brain Health and Aging at McMaster University where she directs the NeuroFit lab. Her award-winning research examines the effects of physical activity on brain function to promote mental health and cognition in young adults, older adults, and individuals with Alzheimer’s disease.

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