Daniel Lerner

Clinical Instructor, New York University

United States of America

As a teacher, speaker, and strengths-based performance coach, Daniel Lerner is an expert in positive and performance psychologies. His key message is that developing a healthy (and happy) psychological state has a profound impact on the pursuit of excellence—and he brings this uplifting message to students, established and high-potential performing artists and athletes, and numerous Fortune 500 companies and executives. Mr. Lerner is a faculty member at New York University and part of the teaching staff at the University of Pennsylvania (where he works with the graduate program in Applied Positive Psychology). His class “The Science of Happiness” is currently the largest and most popular non-required course at New York University—in great part due to the positive changes that students report throughout the semester. 

07 October, 01:15 pm - 02:00 pm
MEET THE MENTOR
Applying the Science of Passion in the Classroom
What is the role of passion in helping teachers be both happy and successful?
Daniel Lerner believes that passion is the key to integrating excellence and wellbeing. The catch? We need to choose right type of passion. In this Meet the Mentor session, Lerner will discuss how to distinguish the healthy from unhealthy, and how to put the fascinating emerging research in the field of passion into action for the benefit of both teachers and students.
Keywords: Professional Development
Speakers

Daniel Lerner

United States of America

Clinical Instructor, New York University

Moderators

Becky Anderson

Managing Editor and Anchor, CNN Abu Dhabi

07 October, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
EXPERT MASTERCLASS
Positively Successful: How (and Why) to Teach a Happy Class
What are the essential elements of happiness and what is their role in realizing success both in and away from the classroom?
Teachers can use the building blocks of positive psychology to help students thrive. As an expert in positive and performance psychologies, Lerner will share the cutting edge science that helps everyone in the classroom redefine – and achieve – success on their own terms.
Keywords: Teaching Strategies
Speakers

Daniel Lerner

United States of America

Clinical Instructor, New York University