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 promote rigorous, collaborative peer discussions to support content learning, writing and critical thinking.
Using the Neuroscience of Learning to Boost Executive Function Skills
Description: 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 classroom with quick, simple steps, strategies and tips-including goal setting, organization, time management, homework, communication and growth mindset self-talk.
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 support the federal education law Every Student Succeeds Act, which emphasize 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!
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, brain-based, 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 including setting goals, planning and problem solving
• Growth Mindset that embraces challenges, builds character, learns from mistakes and develops grit and resilience
• Participation and academic risk taking
• Communication and collaboration
• Emotional and social intelligence
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, customized follow up sessions with individualized feedback. videos of strategy use to reference and review and email/phone support from the trainer. 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, boosting school morale and collaboration
• Metacognitive, enthusiastaic and empowered learners and thinkers
• Improved classroom behavior and fewer disciplinary issues
• Higher graduation rates