Via workshops and individualized coaching, we empower teachers, parents, students and coaches with practical, neuroeducational strategies to decrease anxiety/stress and maximize learning, behavior and performance.
Why a neuroeducational approach?
It's how the brain likes to learn
It’s a matter of science: when you’re less stressed, you learn more. Multi-sensory, learning-focused strategies that decrease stress and elicit positive emotional states optimize brain function, behavior and learning potential.
It boosts Executive Function and a Growth Mindset
The development of executive function and a growth mindset facilitates the ownership of learning and increases the ability to learn from mistakes and embrace challenges.
It increases engagement and performance
Peak performance starts with the brain. By cultivating a safe and stimulating environment that embeds strategies supporting how the brain learns best, students “step into the zone” and remember more of what they learn.
“This is the first Professional Development workshop that teachers asked for more! Informative, engaging and very enjoyable.”
“Noel was instrumental in helping my son make the necessary changes needed for academic success. She stresses the importance of having a growth mindset, taking responsibility for your goals…and a willingness to work hard and overcome obstacles on your personal path to success.”
“What you taught us will always be remembered, and I will continue to use these growth mindset thoughts and strategies…off and on the court.”
“I walked away with many great ideas to implement in the classroom. I knew it was a successful workshop when I did not see the time go by and was sad when the day was over…I will start the year armed with new ways to keep my students motivated and engaged.”
It’s time to turn research into practice by using the latest findings from neuroscience, psychology and cognitive science to inform teaching and learning—with the brain in mind. Knowing the connection of emotion to learning, this approach puts psychological safety at the forefront and incorporates a range of quick, low mistake fear, multi-sensory learning strategies that boost attention, engagement, executive function, motivation and performance.
Exciting new findings in neuroscience and cognitive science have direct applications in and beyond the classroom. That’s why it’s important for teachers, parents, coaches and children to know about the brain and how it functions and learns best. Since the brain changes everyday for better or worse, the quality of instructional methods and students’ learning experiences matter. Now that we have scientific proof of the brain’s Neuroplasticity—its ability to change based on training, effort and practice—it makes more sense than ever to teach in ways that maximize learning, retention, behavior and performance.
Knowing the toxic effect of stress on learning, it’s no surprise that emotion and learning are interconnected. Noel prioritizes psychological safety throughout the learning process, as the brain responds well to a low threat, yet challenging environment. All clients are informed about the brain, the impact of stress on learning and how to implement strategies to reduce stress, build executive function and promote a positive learning environment valuing healthy risk-taking and a growth mindset.
Brain scans now confirm the negative impact of stress on learning. Students subjected to stressful learning environments or experiences have reduced memory, creativity, processing and executive function. Students from poverty stricken areas or emotionally deprived backgrounds are particularly at risk. Neuroimaging now allows us to witness in “real” time the positive impact of neuroeducational strategies on learning, attention, memory, processing, and performance.
Currently, there is a wide gap between what neuroeducation has proven to be true about how the brain learns best and what’s happening in the classroom. Noel is passionate about educating and training teachers, students, administrators, coaches, athletes, and parents about the brain and how to get the most out of it for peak learning and performance. Time to turn research into practice and reap better results!
Students will become strategic, empowered, metacognitive thinkers who approach tasks with more engagement and confidence while developing an understanding about their brain, how to boost its function with specific “in the moment” strategies to reduce anxiety/the impact of stress and maintain an optimal state for peak performance.
Teachers will develop a tool kit of strategies to empower their instruction, positively influence their learning environment, boost performance and decrease the negative impact of stress on their teaching and students’ learning. Less time will be devoted to repeating the same directions and dealing with behavioral issues and/or unmotivated learners so more time can be spent actually teaching content and going deeper with learning.
Parents will develop new strategies and ways of communicating to increase the joys of parenting and decrease nagging, whining, homework woes, emotional outbursts and other anxiety/stress related barriers inhibiting learning, optimal performance and healthy emotional and social development.
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Phone: (508) 614-8653