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Intelligence & How to Get It


Saturday, April 4, 2009
4:00 PM–6:00 PM

Educator David Keiser (Montclair University, New Jersey) meets with cognitive scientist Richard E. Nisbett (Theodore M. Newcomb Distinguished University Professor, University of Michigan) to explore the formative impact of schooling and culture on the brain and our perception of intelligence.
David Lee Keiser, Ph.D. is a Teacher Educator at Montclair State University. Dr. Keiser studies the intersection of contemplation, compassion, and teacher education, and has taught a graduate course, Mindful Teaching, at MSU. He works with the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and the Garrison Institute on contemplative pedagogy and emotional regulation for teachers. He is a published poet as well as the co-editor of Teacher Education for Democracy and Social Justice (RoutledgeFalmer Press, 2005). A recent article, “The Buddha in the Classroom,” appeared in the Summer 2007 issue of The Journal of Transformative Education. He can be reached at