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May 17

Introduction to a Biopsychosocial Approach to Teaching

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT

Introduction to a biopsychosocial approach
Biopsychosocial Approach

Introduction to a
Biopsychosocial Approach
to Teaching

Introduction to
Biopsychosocial Teaching

Date: May 10
Time: 11:00 CST

For questions, contact tamara@mockingbirdeducation.net or 469-261-3557


In this workshop , we will explore the biopsychosocial approach to teaching  and discuss complex interplay between biological, psychological, and social factors in learning and how we can use this approach to meet both unique and universal learning needs of vulnerable learners.  
We will explore essential principles the Mockingbird Methodology and how this  biopsychosocial teaching approach improves students outcomes, participation, and engagement and additionally helps educators lead compassionate and responsive classrooms.  

Workshop Participant will be able…

    • Describe what a biopsychosocial lens of learning means and how this lens helps us meet the needs of vulnerable learners.
    • Describe the roles of a biopsychosocial teacher and how these roles align or challenge our current practice.
    • Describe the 4 essential principles of biopsychosocial teaching.
    • Describe the benefit and application of using a biopsychosocial approach to instruction.

Tamara Thompson

Tamara is an award winning educator with over 20 years teaching experience. She is a former Teacher of the Year Award Recipient for Austin Area Alternative Schools, a Michael Jordan Foundation’s Innovation Grant Award recipient, and a Southern Poverty Law’s Teaching for Tolerance Grant Award recipient. She was a YBUSA Teacher Fellows in 2010 and was awarded a Research Doctoral Fellows at the University of North Texas in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in 2010. She is CEO and Founder of Mockingbird Education.

Tamara lives in Dallas, Texas. When not at Mockingbird, she can be found in her garden yelling at weeds, or on a boat begging fish to bite. Her children and husband hope she grows up one day to learn how to cook, sit still and watch a movie, and find her keys.

  • To facilitate a joyful LEARNER EXPERIENCE not just teach content.
  • To be a GUIDE, not a source of knowledge.
  • To continually communicate the WHY.
  • To MODEL and DEMONSTRATE what we teach.
  • To EARN credibility through WHAT and HOW we teach.
  • To manage learner vulnerability and social dynamics with
  • To be a PARTICIPATING MEMBER of the learning community.
  • To model and demonstrate INTERESTENTHUSIASM, and EXCITEMENT.

Workshop Logistics

11:00-12:30 Central


Get ready for an interactive and engaging learning experience!  No talking heads! No boring video lectures! Our workshops are immersive multi-sensory experiences. Prepare to use your keyboard and mouse, as well as your voice, browser, pen, phone, and sense of humor. 

Certificate of attendance is available.


Resources will added within 3 days of event.


May 17
11:00 am - 12:30 pm CDT
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