Change Makers: Taking action to change your life

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Taught by Amanda Crowell

Amanda Crowell is a writer,  professor and improvement coach, working alongside hundreds of people as they work to improve some part of their work or life. At the Brainery, Amanda brings lessons and tools from improvement science, psychology, user centered design, and action research to power your personal improvement. As a professor at the School of Education at Hunter College, Amanda works with teacher candidates as they navigate their first experience in an urban public school. As a consultant at Eskolta School Research and Design, Amanda provided professional learning opportunities across the city focused on utilizing improvement science to get better at getting better.  Amanda has a PhD from Columbia in cognitive psychology and her writing has been featured in Quartz, JSTOR daily, and others places around the web.  For more information, check out her website:

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Are you ready to make some change?  Come with a problem or project you want to tackle (like save money, exercise more, eat healthier, meditate) and you’ll leave with a plan of action.  We’ll harness the tools of improvement science and action research to uncover the moments where your problem rears its head and then construct a plan to change it. 

This is a workshop so be prepared to think hard (drink some coffee!) and talk to strangers! It’s gonna be awesome. 

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