Malana Willis, M.A., has taught elementary school in both Santa Barbara and Oakland, CA.  She taught at the American School of Bilbao in Spain and worked at the UCSB Autism Clinic. She received her Master of Arts degree in Education and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from UC Berkeley and her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Williams College. She has been writing and presenting with her mother, Dr. Judy Willis, since 2010. In addition to assisting with the Learning and the Brain UCSB Summer Institute, she co-presented a Neuroscience and the Classroom professional development course in Seville, Spain and co-presented at Learning and the Brain's Science of Imagination conference in Orlando, FL. Malana and Judy Willis are currently co-writing the new updated version of the ASCD bestseller, Ignite: Research Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning - Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher. Contact:

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