For Teachers and Administrators

Brain-Based Professional Development with Immediate Practical Applications: Informative. Interactive. Impactful.

                                                                                         

Who Should Attend: K-12 Administrators, Content Teachers and Special Educators

     

Using the Neuroscience of Learning to Boost Student Engagement, Collaborative Discourse and Critical Thinking

Learning starts with brain, and the moment of engagement is a critical part of the learning process. In this interactive, experiential training, you’ll be empowered with knowledge, skills and strategies about how the brain learns and responds. You’ll learn how to use quick, easy and effective learning-focused strategies which are immediately transferable to your classroom to maximize student engagement and retention while promoting rigorous, collaborative peer discussions to support content learning, writing and critical thinking.

Using the Neuroscience of Learning to Boost Executive Function Skills

Executive Function Skills are essential to success in school, relationships, jobs and life, yet they often are not explicitly taught in school. In this interactive, experiential training, you’ll learn how to help students become metacognitive, empowered learners with your daily content. We will address key information about the brain and the impact of stress on Executive Functions as well as how to easily integrate these skills into your lessons with quick, simple steps and strategies for goal setting, organization, routines, transitions, time management, self awareness, self regulation and growth mindset self-talk.

What Anxiety Wants vs. What Anxiety Needs

Do you understand how worry works? Are your words and actions inadvertently feeding the disorder of those you know who deal with anxiety? If you teach, parent or coach kids with anxiety and wonder what to say and do to help, this workshop is for you. Using ABC Worry Free as a reference tool, you will learn:

  • What we know about anxiety
  • How worry works
  • Patterns of anxiety
  • Myths and misunderstandings
  • Communication and skill building tips

More of Them, Less of You! 

Disheartened by your students’ lack of interest, motivation and participation? Learning starts with the brain, and the moment of engagement is a critical part of the learning process. In this interactive, experiential training, you’ll be empowered with knowledge and strategies that decrease classroom stress, support how the brain learns best and boost student ownership of learning.

Discover how to use neuroscience findings to your advantage with quick and easy learning focused strategies which are immediately transferable to your classroom to maximize engagement and retention while promoting collaborative peer discussions to support content learning and critical thinking. This workshop is designed for content teachers of any subject.

 

What Do We Do?

Finally. Professional Development you can use immediately in your classroom! We embed our trainings with Neuroscience findings every administrator and teacher need to know and combine them with simple, interactive, user-friendly strategies to decrease stress and boost engagement, learning and performance. Our research based, results-driven trainings fill a void in Professional Development.

We empower teachers with quick and effective strategies to positively cultivate and influence the learning environment. Our trainings help teachers meet the challenges of today’s ever changing classrooms, align with goals from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and build social-emotional learning skills to better prepare students for success in school, relationships, careers and life.

Why Does It Work?

Science has now proven that stress is the biggest inhibitor to learning, yet most educators aren’t using this information to their advantage. When students are in stressed states of anxiety, frustration, anger, boredom or lacking relevance to a subject, they’re not receptive to learning.

We train teachers how to get the most out of their students by seizing the brain’s Neuroplasticity, its ability to change based on instruction, experience and practice. We show educators how to remove stressful barriers to learning, facilitate mindful student thought patterns and interactions and implement proven cognitive, emotional and social strategies that keep the brain in a positive emotional state, maximize learning and make the learning process more fun!

Strategies used in AMMPE™ Brain-Based Professional Development can increase student performance 8-20%. Think of the impact an average 14% increase in performance could have on your classroom and school. Making slight tweaks in lesson design, instruction, feedback and informal assessments can help maximize students’ brain function, learning potential, behavior and performance.

How Can We Help?

We understand the value of teachers’ time. All information and strategies in our trainings are relevant, timely and immediately transferable to the classroom. Throughout our trainings, teachers interact collaboratively with their colleagues, receive immediate feedback and develop a repertoire of simple, quick, learning-focused strategies to decrease behavior problems, “re-teaching,” and repeating directions while maximizing students’:

• Attention, focus, processing and memory
• Metacognitive and critical thinking
• Executive Functions
• Growth Mindset
• Participation and academic risk taking
• Communication and collaboration
• Emotional and social intelligence
• Mindfulness

What Can You Expect?

Unlike typical “sit and get” Professional Development, our trainings are hands on, collaborative experiences which help you maximize your existing lesson plans. We provide pre/post training classroom observations and customized follow up sessions with individualized feedback and support.

We offer interactive, informative, best practice solutions to typical challenges faced in the classroom, including how to decrease stress and engage students to better understand classroom content and meet the increased demands of the Common Core and other high stakes assessments while also fostering:

• Common language and strategy use
• Metacognitive and empowered learners and thinkers
• Improved classroom behavior and fewer disciplinary issues
• Higher graduation rates

Teachers build brains everyday in every classroom, playing critical roles in developing students’ cognitive, emotional and social skills and impacting their lives long after they leave the classroom. We help teachers increase the quality of their instructional methods so they can better reach and teach diverse learners. Let us show you HOW to cultivate positive environments where students are motivated and engaged in the learning process and become metacognitive, critical, independent learners and thinkers in school and life.