10 Brain-Based Strategies to Help Children in the Classroom: Improve Emotional, Academic & Social Skills for Back to School – Tina Payne Bryson
Bridging the Gap Between What Experts Know and What Happens at Home & School
In this recording, best-selling author Dr. Tina Payne Bryson (co-author with Dan Siegel of The Whole-Brain Child) discusses the challenges she most frequently addresses with parents, students, educators, and professionals when it comes to kids in the classroom. At school, many children have emotional, academic, and social hurdles to overcome. This DVD will discuss how to create new associations with learning and the school environment, and how to help kids build skills and become resilient.
Using stories, case examples, and plenty of humor, Dr. Bryson explains ten simple, scientifically grounded strategies that will help children transition back to school, be confident students, and have a successful academic year. Attendees will be exposed to the most important and frequent perspectives and strategies Dr. Bryson teaches parents, educators, and mental health professionals in her office as a pediatric and adolescent psychologist, and as the School Counselor at St. Mark’s School in Altadena, California.
- Explain how neural associations impact children’s ability to learn and handle their emotions in school and how to change negative associations.
- Distinguish the connection between social skills and executive function in the brain.
- Identify when we should give children time to develop, versus initiating intervention and evaluation.
- Demonstrate how to reinterpret seemingly maladaptive behavior as purposeful, adaptive behavior with a meaning, then learn how to shift it.
- Describe how to overcome resistance to assessment and intervention.
- Ascertain a new lens to help focus on skill-building instead of diagnosis.
Reinterpret & Shift Maladaptive Behaviors
- Overcome fears and negative feelings about school
- Decide when it’s time for intervention
- Mastery and self-esteem
Understand Neural Associations for learning & emotion
- Beyond diagnosis: Skill-building
- The relationships among executive functioning, learning challenges, ADHD, and social skills
- Tackling parents’ assumptions, fears, and objections to assessment and intervention
Prepare a Child for Success & Resiliency
- Optimal academic stimulation
- Looking for the purpose behind students’ behavior
- The keys to social, emotional, and mental health
- How relationships are essential to optimal learning