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Gifts for a Brainy Holiday Season

Grade Levels
7th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool
Formats Included
  • PDF
38 pages
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Students love these endless challenges to give while gaining extravagant benefits. Remove holiday anxiety for students low on cash and those low on confidence with these fun gifts that come more from brains than from bucks!


Teachers love that students can play as they develop hidden and unused intelligences at the end of terms. This holiday giving resource for middle and secondary levels works well in any discipline which fosters creative thinking, problem-solving, brain based tasks, clear communication, innovation, authentic outcomes, team skills, evidence based learning, or language improvement.

Brain based tasks included here include 11 gift-giving tips to boost brainpower over any holiday, and earn extra points in class. You also get many materials to encourage students to discover personal strengths and give away gifts developed from their multiple intelligences.

Students enjoy the fun of making unique holiday choices that engage their strengths. Learners will experience how priceless holiday returns can come free – but can gain points for evidence of learning!

Learners who give all or several of the 11 gifts during their holiday preparation will gain more than the mental zip folded into this kit. They will gain 1 point for each priceless gift given.

Since brains reorganize with action, learners will jumpstart your gift- gala by using newly discovered neuro facts to ramp up free fun festivities to grace their holiday.

First, they will open presents of intuitive IQ to ensure they wrap and give their most confident, courageous, and ready-to-roll gifts. Then they will give gifts like the 11 listed in this kit - to launch mental fitness for genius takeaways.

The materials provide prompts and rewards to relate evidence of each gift given, through pictures, sketches, narratives, or video of the event. For each gift that shows evidence of being given, students will earn one point toward their assignment. 11 points are possible from this student-led task, and these points can be factored into overall grades as teachers and students see as fair.

Expect students to go after all 11 points and collect priceless gift-given stories that will increase their learning and leading skills in your class when they return.

You will find here -
Introduction - Give to learn! Learn to give!
Directions to earn points for giving
Novel look gift # 1
Laughter drug gift # 2
Musical alterations gift # 3
Tools tame tigers gift # 4
Finer view gift # 5
Whistles work gift # 6
Hook to cheer gift # 7
Spirit beyond box gift # 8
Animated IQ gift # 9
Thanks somebody gift # 10
Speak name gift # 11
Choose gifts from your IQ storehouse
Multiple intelligence survey
Score your top intelligences
Multiple intelligence gifts galore!
Chart to record intelligences given
Additional uses for these giving materials
Chart to tally up gift-giving points
Full list of 11 mental holiday gifts to choose from
Eleven buttons that giving can earn
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Hopefully these ready-to-roll brain-based materials will benefit your learners and leaders as they do mine at middle, secondary, university levels and beyond.

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If you have any further questions about how to get the most from this product, please do contact me at eweber1@frontiernet.net and I’ll be glad to help further.

All the best as you learn and lead with the brain in mind!

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Created by Ellen Weber, Brain Based Tasks for Growth Mindset
Total Pages
38 pages
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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