June 10-11, at Miles Community College with Dr. Linda Karges-Bone
Trauma and stress affect a child’s brain in unique ways. The amygdala, located on each side of the cortex turns on and effectively shut down critical and creative thinking, making teaching and learning difficult if not impossible. In the session, Dr. Bone will explain the trajectory of trauma and residual stress and help teachers understand students ‘ behavior, anxiety, and decisions in the light of childhood trauma. More importantly, participants will identify a menu of instructional and behavior management strategies that more effectively address the impacts of trauma and help students regain a healthy perspective.
Target Audience: New Teachers. Schools with Unsatisfactory Ratings. Special Educators. Teacher Trainers. All educators interested in improved school climate and pupil performance.
Purpose: To provide classroom teachers with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions they need to do diagnostic-prescriptive classroom management and integrate positive classroom management strategies before problems occur.
Outcome: Improved test scores. Fewer referrals for behavioral problems. Satisfied, less stressed faculty. More positive school climate.
Description:This full-day session offers educators an overview of the 7 major theorists that impact classroom management decisions, including extrinsic and intrinsic models. The emphasis is on preventing management problems with organization, understanding of students’ needs, a firm grasp of brain function and child development, and simple techniques for creating a positive, management-friendly environment. Dr. Bone shows educators how the brains of children and their social situations affect behavior and how teachers can intervene successfully to shape desired outcomes. Video, powerpoint, and small group instruction.
Parent Engagement evening, Monday evening
Did you know that the smartest any of ever will be is at age two when we have the largest number of neural connections? The trick for parents is to harness that brain energy. Dr. Linda Karges-Bone’s Family Engagement session brings the current research on raising smarter, more creative children to life in practical, useful ways. Important topics include the family-literacy connection, Brain-friendly family meal recipes, threats of technology to early brain development, and strengthening family communication. Families will receive Dr. Bone’s best-selling book “Brain Tips” to sustain and reinforce the strategies. For more information visit www.educationinsite.com