Via workshops and individualized instruction, we empower teachers, coaches, parents and students with quick brain-based applications that decrease stress and build underdeveloped skill sets and mindsets needed to maximize success.
Why do we use a brain-based approach?
It's how the brain likes to learn
It’s a matter of science: When learners use engaging, multi-sensory, learning-focused strategies to decrease stress and elicit positive emotional states, they optimize their brain function, behavior and learning potential.
It boosts Executive Function and a Growth Mindset
When students develop key skill sets and mindsets to set and achieve goals—including how to prioritize, organize, communicate, regulate emotions and develop better cognitive flexibility, working memory and positive self talk—they take control of their learning and increase their ability to learn from mistakes, embrace challenges and succeed in and beyond the classroom.
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,” remember more of what they learn and achieve life-changing outcomes.
“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.”
Brain-Based Learning is well researched and based on the latest discoveries about how the brain learns.
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Based on the belief that children learn and demonstrate better engagement when they enjoy learning, Brain-Based instructional methods and lessons use evidence and insights gleaned from Neuroscience discoveries about how the brain learns best. Providing learners with authentic, meaningful and in-depth learning opportunities, the process involves student centered, inquiry based, goal-driven experiences embedded with a range of brain-friendly, multi-sensory strategies that get and sustain the learner’s attention, engage the learner, and boost Executive Function Skills and motivation while influencing the learner’s emotional state and environment in positive ways.
Exciting new findings in Neuroscience have direct implications and applications in and beyond the classroom. That’s why it’s important for teachers, parents, coaches and children to know about their brain and how it functions. Brain-Based Learning appeals to the way the brain learns best, and since the brain changes everyday for better or worse, the quality of teachers’ 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 the brain in ways it likes to learn so it can function at its maximum potential.
Software-based brain training typically targets specific cognitive skills and can be done with computer games and activities without “live” instruction or personal feedback. AMMPE™ Brain-Based Learning is a student centered, interactive and personalized learning experience embedded with a variety of strategies suited to the specific needs of the student(s), using any type of content. The instructor educates learners about their brain, the impact of stress on learning, and promotes a positive and vibrant environment that helps students take healthy academic “risks.”
Brain scans now confirm the negative impact of stress on learning. Studies show that students subjected to stressful learning environments and experiences have reduced memory, creativity, processing and Executive Function Skills. 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 Brain-Based instruction and strategies on learning, attention, memory, processing, and performance.
AMMPE™ Academic Support embeds brain-based strategies, Executive Function Skills, Mindfulness and a character building Growth Mindset to all sessions, no matter the content area. Students are taught about their brain, the impact of stress on learning, and how to implement strategies to experience a positive learning state to maximize brain function, attention, memory, processing and performance. Direct, explicit instruction is available for Reading Comprehension and Writing, if needed.
Learners will become strategic, empowered and 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 the impact of stress on learning and how to maintain an optimal state for learning and 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, going deeper with learning and achieving better results.
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 stress related barriers to effective learning, optimal performance and healthy emotional and social development.
Currently, there is a wide gap between what Neuroscience has proven to be true about how the brain learns best and what’s happening in the classroom. AMMPE™ Brain-Based Learning 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.
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Phone: (508) 614-8653