Bundled materials to lower stress, increase tone skills and rock meetings in remarkable learning circles!
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Find doable suggestions here to prioritize five top meeting criteria, and display slides to launch learning revolutions through peak performances at your meeting.
How will these materials support your move from wasted time, into new neuro discoveries with finer learning and leading in your next class.
Develop and use tone skills in these materials – and bullying will flee.
, The opposite is also true – poor tone skills shut down creativity and block learning.
Find practical learning tools to affirm another person’s thoughts
, before sharing their own views on the other side. They will practice tactics to show how they really heard, sorted, and valued another’s perspective, even when they disagree.
Help learners thank people for different ideas
, presented and show how they’ve tried to apply them practically or consider them further. Tone tools in this kit will enable learners to toss their own ideas into the ring in thoughtful ways that show and explain differences they see.
Engage student tasks to share personal experiences respectfully
, as another angle to think about together – rather than as a need to replace any original ideas that were presented. Tone tools remind learners to stir and learn from diverse sides of all issues, in ways that value and welcome innovative alternatives.
Your students will gain expertise
, as they ask two footed questions… rather than offer their own opinion too quickly. Tone tools foster questions that actively engage others by activating the whole brain. For instance, learners will be encouraged to pose questions such as: Have you thought about…? What if…? Could another possibility be …?
Through these tone tools, disagreement becomes a delightful art and science
, that draws together valued differences in your learning community. When learners face tough or controversial issues, they will benefit most from tone tools used here to disagree while building goodwill among those who differ.
In addition, learners will become more beware of how to recognize and fend off those subtle barbs from bullies who often lack tools to disagree.
Marks of a Stress Free Learning Zone contains 10 posters
, and other visuals to display as you build brain-friendly settings and discover genius beyond stress.
Learners will find better focus,
, learning enjoyment, curiosity builders, caring communities, increased retention, fewer frustrations, and less boredom.
These materials show students
, how the stress hormone – known as cortisol – literally robs learning benefits and shuts down opportunities for students to grow,
Enjoy a stress-free zone,
, where students’ serotonin (the brain’s wellbeing chemical) increases learning by capitalizing on new talents. Open minds to a new world of opportunities, unavailable to a stressed mind.
Display these posters as a reminder to:
1. Fix relationships
, by looking through another person’s view.
2. Grow confidence
, when misunderstood - by laughing at self.
3. Focus better by listening to music
, that upgrade brainwaves.
4. Monitor your inner voice
, to spot solutions when problems arise.
5. Lower expectations,
, forgive and extend kindness without grudges.
6. Convert boredom into curiosity
, by choosing to apply new facts.
7. Grow your creativity
, by developing and using new talents.
8. Chase away distrust by risking
, a new approach to respect all.
9. Turn failure and regret into success
, through whole brain talents.
10. Move from boring content by adding play
, to learning.
To engage diversity
, – with good tone skills, students will create opposing view outline, as well as charts where they will build their own outlines in a step-by-step manner.
Students learn standards to:
1. Express insights on each side of any topic as they draft essay outlines.
2. Engage opposing views in their essay concepts.
You will find a rubric guide that doubles as a guide for the outline creation and the assessment so that students see exactly what they need to do for top grades on their opposing view essays.
Standards include English Language Arts Standards >> Writing >> Grades 9-10
Text Types and Purposes
1. Write arguments focused on discipline-specific content.
o Introduce precise claim(s), distinguish the claim(s) from alternate or opposing claims, and create an organization that establishes clear relationships among the claim(s), counterclaims, reasons, and evidence.
o Develop claim(s) and counterclaims fairly, supplying data and evidence for each while pointing out the strengths and limitations of both claim(s) and counterclaims in a discipline-appropriate form and in a manner that anticipates the audience's knowledge level and concerns.
o Use words, phrases, and clauses to link the major sections of the text, create cohesion, and clarify the relationships between claim(s) and reasons, between reasons and evidence, and between claim(s) and counterclaims.
o Establish and maintain a formal style and objective tone while attending to the norms and conventions of the discipline in which they are writing.
o Provide a concluding statement or section that follows from or supports the argument presented.
2. Amazing new neuro evidence
shows that learning increases with well crafted humor. These tasks teach pre- teens, teens and young adults how to use humor that benefits their brains.
3. You’ll find current brain facts here
to support laughter that relates to taking risks, boosting moods, lowering stress, building resilience, and adding joy to learning adventures.
4. Use these multiple intelligence tasks for student-created bulletin boards,
or individual task cards that prompt perspectives of their content through a comedian’s view. With these materials students learn to laugh at themselves in ways that grow their confidence to laugh with others.
5. We now know that humor is a dynamic learning tool
– and these task cards simply allow your students to actively engage these facts in ways that build a caring and productive learning communities.
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9. All the best as you learn, laugh and lead with the brain in mind!
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will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.
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