Teaching young minds to think—clearly and efficiently—is a universal goal of parents and teachers alike. Thinking skills such as planning, goal setting, organizing, prioritizing, self-monitoring, accessing working memory, inhibitory (impulse) control and sustaining focused attention are critical to success at every age.
Ever think the adolescent mind was impossible to understand? Recent discoveries in neuroscience offer exciting insights into how the brains of our teens really work and the special “brain-based” challenges facing adolescents as they mature.
Did you ever know deep down that your girls and your boys learned differently? Are you frustrated with traditional limitations and constraints and yearn to teach each gender in the most effective way possible?
Change Your Language, Change Their Lives: What You Can Say Differently Today To Transform the Tomorrows of Our Youths
Neuroscience discoveries have revolutionized our understanding of how the brains of our children learn and grow. In particular, brain research reveals how the specific language used by adults who teach, mentor, counsel and parent youth has a much more profound effect on their development than previously realized.
This 12-session series introduces students to the structure, function and development of their own developing brains. Students learn to love and take care of their brains through a series of interactive, multi-media lessons.
Conquering Boredom, Apathy and Indifference in the Classroom: Strategies to Engage, Excite and Motivate Your Students
Do you have students who appear to have no interest in their own education? Do they appear dull and lifeless in class? Are teachers frustrated with how to reach these students and break through the apathy? Today’s student brains are different than in past generations. Raised on technology, socially connected via multi-media, and with an entertainment orientation toward learning, these brains are easily bored by traditional lecture-based learning. They present in the classroom as unmotivated, apathetic and indifferent to their educational career.
Poverty has a synergistic and pervasive negative impact on children’s brains. Given the many developmental windows occurring in childhood, poverty often wreaks havoc on the brain’s ability to grow and function optimally.
Many of these workshop titles and their content have been created by The Upside Down Organization. UDO is the external training arm of The Children’s Guild of Maryland and offers a unique blending of insights from educational neuroscience with practical tools for constructing organizational culture! This creates powerful learning experiences for the adults and institutions to serve our children and youth.
“One of the least boring brain education seminars I have ever attended. In her presentation, Amy helps participants by connecting and helping us to remember the different parts of the brain with action and building a neuropathway. Her energy matched her presentation.” ~Seminar attendee
“Amy is simply amazing in her ability to weave the functions of the brain together in a way that anyone can apply it and teach it to clients. And- she makes it fun. I can’t recommend both her knowledge and her skills enough.” ~Workshop attendee