Judy Willis

M.D. Physician, M.Ed. Master of Education, Neuroeducator, University of California, Santa Barbara
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About Judy Willis

Dr. Judy Willis combined her 15 years as a board-certified practicing neurologist with ten subsequent years as a classroom teacher to become a leading authority in the neuroscience of learning. Dr. Willis has written seven books and more than 50 articles for professional journals applying neuroscience research to successful teaching strategies. She is on the adjunct faculty of the University of California Graduate School of Education, Santa Barbara. Dr. Willis travels nationally and internationally giving presentations, workshops, and consulting while continuing to write books and staff expert blogs for NBC News Education Nation, Edutopia, Psychology Today, and The Guardian. In 2011 she was selected by Edutopia as a “Big Thinker on Education.”

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May 20, 2018
Replying to Jay Martino

Judy - one way I got through my students is the idea of leveling up. If you stay up late to level up your online character, what effect is that having to your real world body?

Additionally the excess blue light they absorb (http://www.sleepxp.com/what-are-the-effects-of-blue-light) from all their phone and computer screens disrupts their sleep rhythms, so is it worth it the cost? "Yeah but I sleep it on Saturdays " isn't the answer - it's about the quality of sleep and addressing the root cause of the issue.

Excellent points! Thanks

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